Ironhack, a Miami-based tech training company, has expanded to Tampa and is offering $1,000 scholarships to prospective students. | Business Observer

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TAMPA – Ironhack, a technology education company specializing in “coding bootcamps,” has opened a hybrid campus in Tampa that will offer a mix of in-person and remote learning.

To celebrate its expansion to Tampa, Ironhack, according to a press release, will be offering $1,000 scholarships to five lucky students who apply for its next cohort. No prior technical knowledge or training is required for eligibility.

Ironhack, the statement said, offers courses in web development, UX/UI design, and data analysis. Since launching in 2015, the Miami-based company has helped more than 10,000 college students around the world transition careers and gain high-paying tech skills.

Courtesy. Lisa Nuessle, Head of Growth at Ironhack.

“Miami was our first US campus,” Lisa Nuessle, chief growth officer at Ironhack, said in the release. “With its success, it’s clear we can continue to support other major markets to grow tech talent. The future of the workforce is hybrid. Structuring our cohorts for flexibility supports people who changing careers of all types, such as those with travel, childcare and illness constraints.Hybrid allows students to get the best of both worlds and replicate the workforce modern.

In January 2021, according to the release, Ironhack secured $20 million in a Series B round led by Lumos Capital; the additional funds allowed it to expand its distance programs and corporate training services. Since then, the company has partnered with more than 600 employers worldwide to help its graduates find good jobs.

“I have had tremendous success since completing Ironhack bootcamp,” Adam Lopez, an Ironhack graduate who works in Tampa as a web developer, said in the release. “It has taken me and my family to a point where I could never have dreamed of working as a Retail Manager for Publix. Changing careers has been one of the best things I have could have done in my professional career. I have to thank Ironhack and all the developers I learned from my cohort.

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