Issue 2 2020

CORPORATE VISION / Issue 2 2020 37 Teaching the Future of Technology at the heart of the firm since its founding in 2018. Beginning with just a few people who shared a common passion for the cause, social mission, and values of the firm, CodeBoxx has since grown to become a strong, welcoming culture of empowerment for everyone seeking a career in technology. Not just keen to empower the participants in the firm’s boot camp, the whole organization collaborates to enable success for everyone. However, working in the technology industry does not come without challenges. Technology has proven to be a tough market for educating individuals at CodeBoxx thanks to the huge contrast between itself and the traditional approach of the bigger education system in place. The speed at which the technology industry evolves, and the rhythm at which new tools, practices, and languages emerge, means that long-term education is simply not viable. Demonstrating more and more that short-term programs are a better solution than longer-term journeys in technology education, CodeBoxx has faced headwind from existing figures within the education sector. It has not stopped the firm from showing, one cohort after the other, just how beneficial its innovative approach to continued education can be. For a start-up school, the firm has achieved monumental success in graduating so many of its participants. The last twelve months have already seen sixty- three people graduate, earning an average annual salary of almost fifty thousand dollars. Businesses and organizations also struggled fully to grasp CodeBoxx’s new value proposition. Placing graduates with only sixteen weeks of experience doing technology may seem like a risk, but the nature of CodeBoxx’s teaching meant that graduates were often more up-to-date with the latest technologies that many existing employees. Handling these natural reflexes with impeccable grace and dignity, the firm has managed to now partner with some of the biggest and most exciting names in technology across places such as Silicon Valley and Silicon Alley. 2020 represents a year of enormous potential for the team at CodeBoxx, especially in securing the continuing growth of the firm across its two campuses in Quebec and Montreal. With another campus set to open in a North American city sometime in the next eight to twelve months, the firm remains squarely focused on the mission of allowing more people to start a new career in technology, whilst also being introduced to pragmatic business partners and companies. As ever, CodeBoxx Ventures also represents a vitally important part of the journey for the team, helping to incubate and jump-start some of the most exciting ideas in the industry, while providing world-class challenges to their graduates. In today’s world, organizations have to implement technology across all facets of their business in order to survive. However, it is not enough to simply have the technology for its own sake; there must be a workforce that is trained and committed to seeing that technology fulfil its promises. The entire team at CodeBoxx is helping to address this need by ensuring that every participant is equipped with the best set of tools, skills, and practices for an exciting new career in technology. Company: CodeBoxx Technology Contact: Marc-Olivier Groleau Website: www.codeboxx.biz/en

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