What “Industry standard skills and technologies” really means
We often talk about how Mayden Academy teaches industry standard skills and technologies. It’s something we pride ourselves on and we believe that it sets us apart from universities, colleges and even other intensive training courses. But what do we actually mean? Why is what we teach any more relevant than what others are teaching?
As a tech company in Bath, Mayden employs around 30 developers, so we know what skills employers want. As far as we’re aware, we’re the only intensive programming training academy run by actual real-life programmers, rather than teachers.
So let’s look beyond the languages that we teach and talk about the skills and technologies that make our curriculum so industry relevant.
It’s worth being aware of courses that include quick but flashy projects that add little of industry relevance to your portfolio. Some bootcamps are offering training on things like developing ‘Amazon Skills’ for the Amazon Echo. Don’t get me wrong — this is a pretty cool project to complete, and it’s a lot of fun — but in reality what relevance does it have to getting a job?
Instead, students at the academy build real projects with real life applications like games, booking systems, mobile apps and a portfolio website to showcase it all. These projects require skills that employers are actually looking for and will help kickstart graduates’ careers.