At RevUnit, we’re passionate about a number of things. Technology education and community in Northwest Arkansas are pretty high on that list. From hosting tech and creative meetups to supporting and hiring Bentonville Ignite students, to teaching AR Girls Code classes, we love to give back to the tech community and drive tech education whenever we can. In all of our efforts, we’ve been fortunate to work with some great partners to further our reach.

The University of Arkansas Global Campus is another great organization we are pleased to be able to join in partnership. Today, we’re excited to formally announce we’ve been working with the Global Campus to create the curriculum for their upcoming IT Readiness program. On July 8, the Global Campus announced they had been selected by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education to move forward with the implementation of the program. Before the announcement,  RevUnit worked with the Global Campus to identify the four initial focus areas of the curriculum. These will be back-end, front-end, Java, and mobile development. Today is the culmination of these joint efforts, as the Global Campus will be formally announcing the start dates and instructors for the first set of certificates.

Needless to say, we’re excited. The gap in the technology workforce is real, and we feel it significantly in Northwest Arkansas. Hopefully, through these certificate programs and connections with our industry partners, someone who has never written code can have the opportunity to start a career as a software developer.

If you have any interest in participating in the IT Readiness certificates as a student, industry partner, or instructor, please reach out to me via our contact form or feel free to contact Tara Dryer from the U of A Global Campus at tdryer@uark.edu.