The college recruiting process has changed. Employers today want more productivity out of fewer employees, which means more experienced hires, and less on-the-job training. As a result, the unemployment rate among recent college grads is double the rate among college grads as a whole.
Some people claim that even though the economy has recovered, it has been a jobless recovery – with simply no new jobs being created. Meanwhile, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, tech is one of the fastest growing industries.
Last year Code.org released a study showing a widening gap between the number of tech jobs available and the number of newly-minted computer science grads that graduated to fill those openings. The study found that even among these students, there was still a big gap between the in-demand jobs, and what students were choosing to study.
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Nikhil Sharma is a junior at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville who recently enrolled in Bloc. According to Nikhil, “Bloc was an awesome way to take my coding skills to the next level over the summer while staying at home.” After Bloc, and college graduation, Nikhil hopes to become an entrepreneur or work for a startup as a developer.
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Bloc offers online courses in web development, iOS, Android, and UX Design. They pair students 1-on-1 with a professional developer mentor who offers continuous coaching through a project-based curriculum. These programs are tailored to the skill level and interests of each student so you can work at your own pace and towards your own goals.