Covalence (formerly Depot/U) announced the commencement of its first class at the company’s brand new location in Chattanooga. The Coding bootcamp will begin their Chattanooga program with a 10-week Full Stack Development course focused on creating end-to-end web applications. Students will learn the basics of front end development, create custom application programing interfaces (APIs), and connect to backend SQL and NoSQL databases. The course is set to begin Tuesday, May 30th in both the Chattanooga and Birmingham locations.
The success of Covalence’s business model in Birmingham led the company to pursue new opportunities in cities with similar demands for tech jobs and untapped potential for the growth of the local tech industry. The coding bootcamp helps city’s economies prosper by keeping jobs and talent local. Covalence’s expansion is backed by Chattanooga mayor, Andy Berke, Lamp Post Group, Bellhops, and the Enterprise Center. Directly partnering with the city has allowed Covalence to keep the cost of tuition around $8,000 which is well below the industry standard.
“With the hard work of The Enterprise Center and the invaluable expertise Covalence brings to the table, this partnership means more Chattanoogans will soon learn those very specific skills necessary to fill open IT positions and, ultimately, create a better life for themselves and their families,” said Mayor Andy Berke
“A Code School in our Innovation District is an extraordinary development for both our city and companies like Bellhops because it makes the decision easier for business and additional talent to move here. We're thrilled that this initiative will be developing young tech talent for our city, and of course, for businesses with needs like ours," said Cameron Doody, co-founder and president of Bellhops.
Covalence’s new space is in the heart of downtown Chattanooga’s Innovation District. Chattanooga is the first mid-sized city with an established innovation district, which makes it a perfect location for the company’s first expansion. The new location puts students at the epicenter of Chattanooga’s tech scene and provides easy access to other assets including coffee shops, pubs, restaurants, and multimodal transportation. Covalence’s space in Chattanooga is at 1001 Lindsay Street Chattanooga, TN 37402.
“I’m incredibly excited about expanding to Chattanooga because of the immense amount of support behind their technology community. Chattanooga’s local tech industry needs a pool of talented developers to thrive, and we’re poised to produce high quality, eager developers to send into the workforce.” said Matt Landers, CEO of Covalence.
In addition to the course launching on May 30, Covalence will be offering a Full Stack Development course set to start on Sept. 5, at both locations and three additional locations that will be announced soon. Applications for the September course are already being accepted and those interested in enrolling in the fall class can visit https://covalence.io/ to apply or find more information.