The program will introduce participants to Red Hat OpenShift, as well as Kubernetes, cloud-native development, and other in-demand skills.
Open-source software company Red Hat is launching a free tech bootcamp for third-level students in Ireland and the UK this summer.
The program aims to fill the skills gap in software, particularly in cloud-native development and Kubernetes, an open-source system that manages containerized applications across multiple hosts.
According to a recent report According to BCS, Britain’s Chartered Institute for Computing, vacancies in the technology sector in the UK in the third quarter of last year increased by 191% compared to the same period in 2020. Knowledge of Kubernetes and native cloud applications were among the most in-demand skills.
Red Hat’s summer bootcamp will help students learn new skills and get a head start on their IT careers. It will run online from July 25 to August 5.
Students will learn about all aspects of building and running cloud-native applications on Red Hat’s OpenShift.
The course will begin with an introduction to containerized applications, how they work, and how to build them. It will then progress to build and deployment automation, scaling, health management, role-based access control, DevOps and GitOps approaches.
He will also look at service mesh for communications resiliency, serverless and function-based applications, and Quarkus for faster, low-resource Java applications.
The bootcamp is primarily aimed at students from the UK and Ireland who have completed their university studies but have not yet found a job. However, first and second year students will also be considered, as well as long-term unemployed graduates.
“There’s so much tech talent in the UK and Ireland, but students often struggle to make that transition into employment,” according to Joanna Hodgson, UK Country Manager at Red Hat.
“Digital innovation is accelerating faster than the pool of available employees, and there is an opportunity for companies like ours to ease students’ transition from college to employment. Kubernetes and cloud-native skills are more valuable than ever as they become increasingly necessary for businesses in their digital transformation journey,” added Hodgson.
Places on the program are unlimited and all students need a laptop computer with internet access to participate. All content and workshops will be delivered online.
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