Back in February, we shared some exciting news about our intensive, bootcamp-style training program which we call the Academy. Today, we would like to share an update on the first cohort of graduates.
As a recap, we selected six applicants for our three-month Academy program starting in February and six more for the second class starting in March. Candidates went through a fairly rigorous application process, submitting videos to questions spanning personal development, technical knowledge, and decision making. The six Academy members in each group were hired as full-time employees, not interns or temporary hires. When we hire, we make the decision on candidates that we believe will not only be successful in the Academy but anywhere in the First Factory organization.
What’s next for the First Factory Academy? As the second cohort enters its third and final month, we are incorporating participant feedback into the curriculum, training additional instructors, and mapping out the curriculum for other technologies, such as NodeJS. We expect to start another Academy class in a couple of months, so stay tuned for updates.
It is an exciting time to be in software development as the demand for engineers continues to increase, the technologies are evolving rapidly, and most importantly, so many passionate and talented people are starting their careers in the space. We are grateful to those Academy members that made the decision to join our team, put their trust in us, and worked diligently to make the most of the opportunity.
Maybe you or someone you know will join us in the next class.