Kaplan Acquires Dev Bootcamp, the Grandaddy of Coding Bootcamps
Kaplan, the biggest player in the test prep game, has acquired its match in the coding bootcamp game, Dev Bootcamp. Founded in February 2012, Dev Bootcamp is a 9-week program designed to teach students the coding skills to secure and entry level job in the software development industry. Since they’ve opened their doors, the coding bootcamp has graduated 600 students and maintained an 85% employment rate, measured four months after graduation, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Kaplan’s acquisition falls in line with its new economy skills training (NETS) initiative. Metis, launched in December 2013, offers bootcamps for learning Ruby on Rails web development, product design, and data science.
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