Nashville Software School, Amazon collaborate on engineering program

Sam Fried

Amazon is collaborating with the Nashville Software School to create a software-engineering program focused on expanding opportunities for adults hoping to enter tech careers. Amazon had reached out to the Nashville Software School to see if it wanted to adapt Amazon’s internal Technical Academy to make it publicly available, according to […]

Amazon is collaborating with the Nashville Software School to create a software-engineering program focused on expanding opportunities for adults hoping to enter tech careers.

Amazon had reached out to the Nashville Software School to see if it wanted to adapt Amazon’s internal Technical Academy to make it publicly available, according to John Wark, founder and CEO of the Nashville Software School. 

“They’re a major player in the tech talent market here in Nashville,” Wark said. “It didn’t take us a whole heck of a long time to figure out that, yeah, we’d be interested in pursuing this.”

The Nashville Software School is a nonprofit, software boot camp that aims to prepare adults for jobs in technology. It has long focused on students with backgrounds underrepresented in technology jobs, according to Wark. 

Many companies, like Amazon, often require degrees in computer science for their software engineering jobs, but Amazon plans to treat graduation from this nine-month program the same as a degree, Wark said. He hopes other tech companies will follow its lead.

https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2021/11/10/nashville-software-school-amazon-software-engineering-program-technical-academy/6360145001/

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