Global coding school Le Wagon launches in Cape Town

Global coding school Le Wagon launches in Cape Town

Global coding school, Le Wagon,will launch this week in Cape Town , South Africa, in partnership with the Red & Yellow Creative School of Business.

According to a press release, Le Wagon aims to enable the greatest number of people to learn digital skills to change their life, thrive in their career or launch their tech project.

The brand has established itself over the past eight years and has grown with campuses in 45 locations globally.  

In Africa, Cape Town becomes the third location for Le Wagon after launches in Mauritius and Morocco in 2021.

The partnership with Le Wagon is a reflection of Red & Yellow’s commitment to developing South African talent via internationally recognised and collaborative pedagogy that delivers competitive 21st-century skills, said the statement.

“For years Red & Yellow has been South Africa’s leading authority in digital marketing education. We have always focused on next-generation skills, and we realized that coding has become a crucial part of this. Hence the decision to partner with the leading coding bootcamp in the world,” said Verusha Maharaj, Managing Director at Red & Yellow and Lead at Le Wagon South Africa.

Le Wagon coding school, which has been recognized by global industry leaders such as Google, Amazon and Apple, has trained over 15 000 students globally.

According to the school’s last published European student outcome data, 93% of graduates received a job offer, started a freelance career, or created their own start-up within 6 months of completing a program.

“Equipping graduates with the right skills in key sectors is critical to driving transformation and supporting inclusive growth. Coding bootcamps respond to this challenge, offering a practical and intensive format to both entry-level and mature learners, providing them with the ability to become a competent junior web developer within just three months,” said Ryan Brouwer, manager of Le Wagon, Cape Town.

Le Wagon focuses on the practical skills required to secure employment in the tech sector, while removing the extensive cost and time investments needed in traditional models. With no technical prerequisite to attend, the intensive programme offers opportunities for students of all levels, and is inclusive and accessible to reach a wide audience.

The short and intensive bootcamps in Web Development and Data Science will enable a student, within 360 hours of study, coding, digital exercises, and group projects, to build their own web applications from scratch or work autonomously on data science projects.

Available in full-time (9 weeks) or part-time (24 weeks) formats, the programme equips students with the requisite skills and internationally recognised certification for future-fit professions across the globe.

Le Wagon also strives to foster the local tech ecosystem by hosting free coding workshops and tech talks twice a month, with its first Cape Town workshop having taken place on June 15th, focused on the topic of “How to code your first landing page”.

Its Cape Town’s campus will be based at the Red & Yellow Creative School of Business in Woodstock with its first Full-Time Web Development bootcamp taking place on 29 August.

You can learn more about the boundless potential that the world of coding can unlock for both personal and industrial-level innovation here.