RED Academy calls launch of six-month full stack developer program a first in Canada

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To keep up with the growing demand for versatile skills in the Canadian tech workforce, digital media and technology school RED Academy is expanding its curriculum by introducing what it calls the first full-time full stack developer program in Canada.

The six-month program will help developers become comfortable with both back-end and front-end technologies including JavaScript, HTML, CSS, WordPress, Node.js, MongoDB, and others. It will also teach them to write mobile applications for iOS and Android.

RED Academy designed the program after receiving input from Canada’s tech employers and developers, who said there’s a need for greater skillsets in front and back-end technologies. According to Matt Parson, chief operating officer of RED Academy, although JavaScript is commonly used by developers, several corporations and small startups consulted by RED Academy indicated that there is a deficiency in this skillset. RED Academy aims to address this need through its full stack program.

“In order for Canada to become a tech powerhouse and compete on a global scale, we need skilled and adaptable talent. Our philosophy has never been to churn out quick graduates, but rather to foster their skills based on the industry’s needs,” said Parson. “That’s why the full stack developer program is so critical. They’re a direct result of listening to the evolving sector.”

RED Academy is also developing full stack programs in design and marketing related jobs to launch in the next few months.

The full stack developer programs will begin on September 26 at both Vancouver and Toronto campuses.


Amira Zubairi

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