Revature to offer coding programs to GMU students.
Revature, a Fairfax-based talent development company, has partnered with George Mason University to offer students free coding classes.
The programs are designed to close a skills gap for software development. According to a recent report by the Northern Virginia Technology Council, more than 60 percent of technology employers said they had difficulty finding workers with experience in programming and software development.
Revature will offer intensive onsite and online coding programs for Mason students. The onsite courses are held at Revature’s headquarters in Reston and provide students with enterprise software development skills needed in the workforce.
“With these programs, we’re addressing the skills gap head-on and creating a pool of talented software developers that have the enterprise-level skills needed to enter the workforce and make an impact on day one,” Ashwin Bharath, Revature’s chief operating officer, said in a statement.