Dev Academy training part of post-COVID19 recovery — study fees free with TTAF

We are delighted to share that our web development programme has been approved for the Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund (TTAF). All eligible bootcamp students can study with us for free until the end of 2022!

In response to the impacts of COVID-19 on the economy and employment, the government launched TTAF last year to support learners undertaking vocational training without fees. Months later, the government added IT to the list of eligible subject areas, recognising that demand for these skills will continue to be strong, or is expected to grow, during our recovery period from the impacts of COVID-19. For more information visit the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) website.

CEO Rohan Wakefield says, “We’ve seen tech disrupt many sectors and displace careers in recent years, and Covid-19 catalysed this change. Now with TTAF, the government has recognised the role our programme plays in supporting those disrupted by Covid-19.

Transitioning these folks into rewarding, well paid roles in tech is a priority and a privilege.” 

The aftermath of lockdowns and border closures in New Zealand saw career redundancies and loss of overseas talent pipelines. Recruiters, tech founders and even the Digital Council for Aotearoa New Zealand were quick to comment on this.

“We have felt the effects from the lack of overseas talent and it has highlighted how important it is to invest in our local talent pipeline. Enspiral Dev Academy supplies some amazing graduates that we would not usually see in tech, with both soft skills and technical skills.” — Lani Bartlett, Talent Experience (Intergen)

Dev Academy tends to attract highly motivated workers who need to step up their skill base to get jobs which enable a creative, rewarding, flexible career. Students often want to make an impact and utilise their full set of skills. The Human Skills curriculum teaches leadership and communication, so graduates are able to accelerate in tech careers once they enter the industry. Our socially conscious kaupapa also attracts people that want to make a positive difference for their communities or in the world. 

Prospective students take note! The programme is for people of all ages and from all walks of life, but demands 60–85 hours a week in study for the 9 week intensive Bootcamp.

“This is a really challenging programme that will test and grow your resilience, self awareness, adaptability,” from Rohan again. “There’s something for everyone to learn, from the Human Skills of collaboration to coding. Those who throw themselves into it leave with skills they never thought they could learn.”

Curious if this is for you? Come along to our next online Open Evening (6:30pm, Wednesday 7 July) to meet our team, hear from graduates and learn more about our programme. RSVP here for your free ticket!

Ready for the next step? Check out when the next intake starts or apply now!