Sofronie will be the founder of a new Dutch foundation I/O.org and fund the creation of a digital skills training space, free to students 18+ in Amsterdam.
I/O.org as a licensed partner of 42 in Paris will open its doors in 2018 to welcome students and provide the unique learning environment to teach programming and provide skills for future jobs in technology.
No qualifications required – just a huge amount of determination!
According to current market data, jobs in technology will continue to grow around the world. The IT sector in the Netherlands is expected to grow by 11.2%, faster than many other job types but employers complain they are unable to fill these roles with suitable “tech savvy” staff.
I/O.org hope to provide the digital skills required for future tech jobs.
The only entry requirement is grit and determination, no qualifications needed. You will be provided with a thorough programme of coding challenges and the rest is down to you.
Working without any teachers, you will manage your own learning by following an online programme with your peers. As a team you can pool your knowledge and curiosity to achieve your tasks. Each student will have their work assessed by another student and by doing so the learning and teamwork grows. As part of the programme students are expected to take on internships with local businesses. Depending on your capability the average programmer will take 3 years to finish the course.
The launch of the first “Piscine” (Assessment Process) will be in July 2018 with further Piscine’s in August and September, with the first full time students entering the programme in November 2018.
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Watch this space for further I/O.org news and official launch.
Fiscal number: 857962826
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