It seems that everywhere we look, careers in digital and tech are the way to go. Whether you’re inspired by Elon Musk, Sheryl Sandberg or your friend who is nailing it as a coder or as a Facebook Advertiser - it’s essential in 2017 to get some digital know-how under your belt. And it can seem super intimidating at first to learn, whether you’re just getting started in your career, shifting careers or are an entrepreneur wanting to expand your skills. The good news is that RED Academy in Toronto is here to help you navigate the changing digital world. And they even have beer!
If you know you want a career in tech, but you’re not sure where to start or what area of tech you’d like to get into, RED Academy has a series of free tech events from May 30th to June 2nd. These Summer Samplers give you a free taste of the lessons from their full-time digital and design courses, and give you a sense of what it would be like to pursue a career in cool tech careers like Digital Marketing, User Experience, User Interface or Web Development. Basically, you get to test out some of their classes for free! I mean, what other school have you heard of that does this?
If you’ve got an ear to the ground on all things tech, you would have heard of RED Academy. They are a school that teaches intensive short courses in the latest in tech by industry professionals, with locations in Toronto and Vancouver.
Unlike universities which take years (and are often out of date by the time they finish), RED Academy courses are between three and six months, offered in part-time or full-time semesters. And they cover all aspects of tech - whether you want to get involved in Web Development, App Development, User Experience Design, User Interface Design or Digital Marketing.
Their courses are specifically designed to teach students the skills, tools and technologies they need to succeed in today’s fast-paced digital economy, by industry experts - so what you’re learning is immediately relevant to your industry. They give you hands-on practice with the skills using real-world projects, so you’re not just learning theory. And for entrepreneurs, you can apply it to your business and practice what you’re learning immediately.
Not only do they teach the skills, but they stick with their students until they get hired in their first role of their new tech career. And they are pretty great at what they do: they have helped 95% of their students find a job within 3 months of graduating a full-time program. That is all kinds of amazing.
So how do you find out more about RED Academy? Head to their Summer Sampler series from May 30th to June 2nd. The Samplers are free to attend and give you a solid understanding of what the next steps are to get a career in tech.
If you’re heading to the Summer Sampler sessions, all your burning questions can be answered, like whether a career in tech is right for you. At the Samplers, chat the instructors, get the lowdown on course dates, tuition, and financial support, network with instructors, staff, and alumni and get a taste of the hands-on learning used in RED Academy classrooms.
On the final day of the Summer Samplers, they’ve also got an Open House on June 2. You can check out the campus, grab a beer and get the lowdown on tech careers.