“We have seen how the lack of developers is hampering the growth of companies that want to expand. </salt> is our way of doing something about the problem,” says Richard Andemark, CEO and Co-founder of </salt>, School of Applied Technology.
On February 13, 2020 </salt>, School of Applied Technology Amsterdam was launched at Epicenter Amsterdam with a mission to create 24 future IT developers. During the inspiring launch event we met Richard Andemark, CEO and Co-founder, and Marcus Hammarberg, Head of Quality and Curriculum, to learn about the methods </salt> use to succeed in training developers in only 3 months, and about diversity in tech and how </salt> can strengthen the domestic workforce.
“We who founded </salt> are ourselves a part of the tech industry” says Richard Andemark, CEO and Co-founder. “We have seen how the lack of developers is hampering the growth of companies that want to expand. </salt> is our way of doing something about the problem.”
</salt> is striving for a richer diversity in the European tech industry and believes that professional organizations should mirror the population’s diversity. With the accelerated career program it is their ambition to increase the number of women and new Europeans in tech.
What can </salt> do for companies?
“We help companies with training and provisioning of software developers by developing a predictable and stable recruitment pipeline of software developers to a company. In that way you enable your team to grow with new hires that have the technical and interpersonal skills they need to succeed. We help decrease new hires’ time to productivity by providing practical, job-specific training, simulating real world agile dev teams for 3 months prior to joining your company. We make it possible for companies to bring in diverse and technical talent directly from </salt>. We find, test and recruit the most driven and tech savvy talents to our Career Program where we train future talents with our industry leading instructors. We will train your new employees, so they are ready to become productive in your dev teams. Another possibility we offer is upskill & re-skill. With this training we transform your team members through rigorous, intensive and customized training programs in order to keep up with new technologies and business challenges.”
The first </salt> class will graduate May 1, 2020 and the next will be ready to start two weeks later. Stay tuned with </salt> and contact Robert Brighton, General manager </salt> Amsterdam, for more information.
By Linn Hodell for the Swedish Chamber of Commerce Annual Review 2019
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