Four new 12-week bootcamps offered to support the ever-changing face of our digital economy

 

[Edmonton, July 26, 2019]  RED Academy and the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Extension have announced a five-year collaboration to bring RED Academy’s digital education to Edmonton. The technology bootcamps in Digital Marketing, Web Development, UX Design, and UI Design provide industry expertise packaged into relevant curriculum while fostering engagement between students, start-ups, and the tech community. 

The curriculum for each bootcamp takes into account the ever-changing face of the digital economy and aims to equip students with the technical and soft skills needed to remain competitive in Alberta’s job market. 

“RED Academy is a category leader in education, providing design and technology education through real-world projects, and focusing on the integral development of the creators and innovators of tomorrow. Our collaboration with the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Extension is an exciting step forward into working together to support communities across Alberta,” says Roy Agostino, Co-CEO of RED Academy.

The Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC), in partnership with the Government of Alberta and Calgary Economic Development, developed an analysis of digital occupations in Alberta’s high-growth sectors that shows digital occupations as central to driving business development in Alberta, with the expected addition of nearly 210,000 new jobs across the economy. 

“The Faculty of Extension is an Edmonton leader in continuing and professional education, and has always sought to support Albertans in their career development through relevant and high quality programming. The collaboration with RED Academy is a very welcome addition to our course catalogue, as it builds on the University of Alberta’s commitment to strengthening Alberta’s future through learning and addresses the digital skills gap during a pivotal time in our economic climate,“ says Christie Schultz, Assistant Dean Academic at the Faculty of Extension.

Bootcamp offerings will begin on September 30, 2019.

 

For more information, please contact:
Laurenne Spratt, Director of Marketing and Strategic Insights, Faculty of Extension
laurenne@ualberta.ca 

About RED Academy
RED Academy provides design and technology education through real-world projects, focusing on the integral development of the creators and innovators of tomorrow. Since opening its first school in Vancouver four years ago, RED Academy has added another campus in Toronto, and graduated over 1,800 students across courses in UX & UI Design, Digital Marketing, Web Development, and App Development. Visit redacademy.com for more information.

About the Faculty of Extension
For over one hundred years, the Faculty of Extension has been extending the
University of Alberta experience beyond the campus and the classroom to bring adult learners a wealth of continuing education, professional development, and lifelong learning opportunities. The Faculty of Extension is widely regarded among business and government leaders for its ability to provide professional education that responds to the evolving industry needs.Visit ualberta.ca/extension for more information.