George Washington University (GW) is partnering with Trilogy Education to launch a fintech bootcamp.
Trilogy Education is a workforce accelerator that partners with universities to prepare professionals for high-growth careers in the digital economy. The organization became a 2U brand after it was acquired by the Lanham, Maryland-based edtech startup last year.
The new GW FinTech Boot Camp will be part time and span 24 weeks, meeting two evenings during the week and on Saturdays. Classes will be hosted at GW’s Arlington Education Center in Arlington, Virginia.
“The finance industry is experiencing rapid digital transformation, driving D.C.’s finance professionals to learn new technology and data skills to remain relevant,” said Christopher J. Deering, interim dean of the GW College of Professional Studies, in a statement.
With this new partnership, GW now offers five tech bootcamps, including programs for coding, data analytics, cybersecurity and UX/UI design. The university reported that over 700 people have graduated from its tech bootcamps, and some have landed jobs at big companies such as Deloitte, Capital One and Amazon.
“We see this fintech boot camp attracting a wide range of professionals who want hands-on experience working with the latest technologies that are transforming the future of business,” Deering said. “This program is both for finance professionals who need to update their skills as well as tech workers who see fintech as an innovative and lucrative field to pursue.”
Those accepted into GW’s fintech bootcamp will gain experience with tech tools relevant to financial services, as well as career-planning services, recruiting assistance, webinars and coaches. Once students complete the program, they will receive a Certificate of Completion in Financial Technology from GW.
Trilogy Education has also recently launched fintech bootcamps in partnership with Northwestern University, UNC Charlotte, The University of Toronto and more. Enrollment for GW’s new fintech bootcamp is now open, with the first 24-week session beginning on June 16.
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