2U / edX Bootcamp Partnership
2U, Inc. is an educational technology company that contracts with non-profit colleges and universities to build, deliver, and support online degree and non-degree programs. The company offers online education and services that span free courses to degree programs. 2U supports efforts to help partners thrive in the digital age by serving as an online program manager and supplying partners with a cloud-based platform and other types of support. As the parent company of edX, a leading global online learning platform, 2U provides over 45 million learners with access to world-class education in partnership with more than 230 colleges, universities, and corporations.
In October 2022, 2U and edX, announced the launch of boot camps. Under the edX brand, 2U will help universities upskill over 10,000 boot camp students annually in high-demand technology fields including web development, data analytics, UX/UI, cybersecurity, fintech, digital marketing, and project management.
More than 200 online boot camp offerings from over 50 universities worldwide are now available at edX.org/boot-camps, alongside more than 4,000 educational programs on the platform. These include both free courses and full degrees. University boot camp programs at edX.org are available in a 24-week part-time and a 12-week full-time format, and include up to 240 hours of live online classroom instruction, extensive project-based work, asynchronous resources, 24/7 tutoring support, and career-planning services.
Boot camps will be available in coding, data analytics and visualization, cybersecurity, Fintech, digital marketing, product marketing, technology product management, and UX/UI.
Through 2U’s Career Engagement Network, boot camp students have access to industry-led career support, including one-on-one coaching, resume templates and reviews, interview preparation toolkits, and virtual career events with companies across 2U’s employer network.
Beginning in 2023, edX plans to offer boot camp participants and alumni with complementary pathways of free technical courses and program recommendations to help support them as they advance their careers.
Since 2016, more than 60,000 students have graduated from university boot camp programs delivered by 2U. Designed to meet the needs of working adults, these intensive technology training programs serve students across all educational backgrounds, and 31% of participants do not have a bachelor’s degree. Over 6,700 companies have hired program graduates, including Google, Target, State Farm, H&R Block, Infosys, and many more.
In 2021, 2U’s workforce engagement team made more than 39,000 student referrals for roles at over 450 companies and hosted over 540 job-related events and webinars together with hundreds of employer partners. Some employers, like Infosys, have hired more than 100 boot camp graduates to fill their technical positions.
To increase access and opportunity, edX will continue to develop boot camp scholarships through the expansion of Access Partnerships. These partnerships connect boot camp programs with local workforce agencies and corporate, nonprofit, and government funders to help cities grow and diversify their tech workforces. Access Partnerships are established at University of Central Florida, University of Denver, University of Oregon, University of Utah Professional Education, Tulsa Community College, and the UK’s University of Birmingham, with more to join the partnership.
2U reports boot camp outcomes in its annual Transparency Report. A recent study on boot camp outcomes from Gallup and 2U found that boot camp graduates surveyed saw significant median salary increases, growth in employment in STEM careers, and increased satisfaction with their career paths.
Partners: 2U partners with more than 230 institutions: Partners | 2U
Link to Resources: Boot Camps | edX
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