Why Now is the Time to Enroll in an RDU Coding Bootcamp

By Katie Dunn ● August 12, 2021

Today we’re talking all about the Triangle, and why your enrollment in an RDU Coding Bootcamp could be life changing.

Demand for tech talent is higher than ever before. New technology centers are emerging in cities across the country. It’s no surprise then, that these two patterns combined makes for an ideal location to kickstart a career. One of these locations is the Raleigh-Durham area.

What is the Tech Talent Crunch?

As companies across the globe undergo digital transformations, the job market is faced with a tech talent shortage. New technologies are developing faster than humans are able to adapt, and the hiring demand can not be met. The Covid-19 pandemic has caused an even larger need for tech talent as businesses have had to learn how to work remotely and adopt new technologies to survive. Many of the modernized ways of working that once seemed temporary amid a pandemic are becoming permanent, and the demand for talent will only continue to grow.

According to CompTIA’s 2021 Workforce and Learning Trends report, 66% of companies have plans to hire tech staff in 2021 - a 22% increase from last year. Those with the in-demand skills are seeing substantial growth in wages and competitive offers in an attempt by companies to close the skills gap. Over 40% of employees are considering making a job change - now is a better time than any for you to do the same and enroll in an RDU coding bootcamp.

Raleigh-Durham is the Next Tech Hub

Momentum is confident Raleigh-Durham is the next tech hub of the southeast, and we have the evidence to back it up. The area is home to three of the nation’s top research universities: UNC-Chapel Hill, Duke, and North Carolina State, all contributing to a culture of innovation. Aside from it’s institutions, the Research Triangle Park (RTP) houses hundreds of companies in the technology sector and takes the title of largest research park in the United States. In April, Apple announced a new campus that will be built in RTP, with an estimated 3,000 jobs coming along with it. Among the jobs offered will be software engineering, artificial intelligence, and machine learning that will pay a minimum average salary of $187,000.

Google recently announced a Durham-based cloud engineering hub that is projected to create 1,000 jobs in the Durham area over the next several years. In fact, the company plans to have 150 employees by the end of 2021. Beyond RTP, Durham is a hub for many startups, including Momentum - an RDU coding bootcamp and corporate partner. In fact, Durham was dubbed the “Startup capital of the South” by CNBC. Between the American Underground community, and Innovate Durham, the examples of innovation are endless. We can think of no better place for you to make your career switch.

So, What Now?

Maybe we’ve convinced you that Raleigh-Durham is the place to be, or maybe you’ve known that all along. The question is, what do you do now? How do you start a tech career and become hireable? Enrolling in an RDU coding bootcamp like Momentum is a great place to start. Through our software engineering course, Momentum can provide you with the tech skills you need for the career you want. With the help of our experienced instructors, you’ll learn full-stack development and be ready for your new career in 16 weeks. We even offer career services to help you secure the job and prepare you for success in the workplace. To learn more about Momentum, contact us today!