How Revature Fills the Gap Between College and Top Technology Careers

Today, coding has become the holy grail of employability skills. But according to Joe Vacca, Chief Marketing Officer at Revature, the path to a successful career in technology is much more complex than mastering a few coding languages.

“CIOs, really, as they look at their organization, and look at emerging talent, think ‘OK the struggles there are really soft skills and business acumen.’ Software developers, engineers, the technology teams are constantly engaging with the rest of the company. So your ability to communicate and articulate what you’re doing and analyze requirements is very important.”

Revature aims to connect employers with the talent they’re looking for. Combining recruitment, specialized training, and job placement, Revature serves as the bridge between a basic computer science education and a career. They even provide online computer science programs, for those who need it.

They also provide guidance down in-demand career pathways in industries the typical computer science graduate might not have considered previously.

Joe Vacca says that “What we’ve seen is that as software engineers, computer science graduates, and others are embarking on their career, it’s not always clear where great opportunities are. It’s very easy to think ‘OK. Google, Amazon, Facebook. I want to work there.'”

Yet Joe says that many of the top-paying technology jobs today are actually in less expected fields, like banking, healthcare, or even retail.

“There’s so many companies out there that have wonderful opportunities for software engineers that may not be front of mind.”

Listen in to learn more about Revature’s role in bridging the gap between higher ed and top-tier technology careers.

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Hannah Nyren

Hannah Nyren

Hannah Nyren is the General Manager of EdTech Times. A Texan by birth but a Bostonian at heart, Hannah is an educational writer, AmeriCorps alum, and one-time StartupWeekend EDU (SWEDU) winning team member. She started her career at a Pearson-incubated edtech startup, but has since covered travel, food & culture, and even stonemasonry in addition to education.