Almost one year since it opened its first web developing campus in Romania, Wild Code School obtains accreditation through the National Qualifications Authority (ANC), with the approval of the Ministry of Labor and the Ministry of Education. Thus, the graduates of the courses will receive diplomas of web developers, recognized both in Romania and in the EU member states.
At the end of the courses, meaning in less than five months, any Wild Code School graduate will be able to take an exam consisting of a grid test and the presentation of a practical project, supervised by a commission composed of ANC representatives, having performed 700 hours of learning. Those with higher education will be able to receive the rank of Computer System Developer, and those with medium education, the rank of Assistant Programmer. The accreditation of the course is valid for both Romanian and English. Thus, foreign citizens will be able to take the exam in English.
Also, with the accreditation of the course, the applicants can benefit from financing through the CEC “Invest in You” credit, partially subsidized by the state.
At the same time, Wild Code School graduates will be eligible for jobs in the public system or in various projects with European funding, where, as a rule, proof of professional training accredited by the ANC is required.
“Wild Code School is a recognized brand in the field of training web developers, already at European level we have campuses in 24 cities. Over 85 percent of our graduates were hired shortly after completing the courses, some just before finishing. If for small companies or even for multinationals, the diploma is less important and emphasize the practical competences of the applicants, there are, however, companies that request, as a condition for employment, the graduation of a course accredited by ANC. That is why we signed up for this accreditation, in order for our students to have access to as many jobs as possible, in the structure they want”, said Irina Dumitru, Bucharest Campus Manager Wild Code School.
A new series of web developer classes starts in March 9th
After obtaining the ANC accreditation, Wild Code School Romania is already preparing the second session of courses. It will start on March 9th and end on July 24th. In the four and a half months, the students will have a full schedule from Monday to Friday, from 9:00 to 18:00, with a 60-minute lunch break. The courses are blended-learning, that is, in addition to what they do in class, the participants also work online, on a dedicated platform, and the classes are conducted exclusively in English.
Until then, on February 20, the ten Wild Code School students from the October 2019 series are preparing for graduation. In addition to the theoretical test, they will also have to prepare a project in which they put into practice the acquired knowledge, for a real client. Young people say they feel prepared for both the exam and a job – five of them have already found full-time jobs, and one has a paid internship.
“Before I came to Wilde Code School I did a similar course, but shorter, it took about a month, I also learned at home quite a lot. But I didn’t feel ready to go to interviews and actually start working. Now I have no emotions, I feel like I can go to work tomorrow, anywhere. And I want to continue learning, growing. This domain really allows you”, Maria Marinescu confesses.
Attractive salaries, from the first month of work
In Romania, the IT field has the highest growth in demand for specialists, but also a deficit of about 15,000 employees. To attract staff, companies offer attractive salaries, above the market average.
“In the last month I was at 5 or 6 interviews. I wanted to see what the market looks like, how the vibe is in as many companies as possible and to choose from more offers. I have not decided yet where I will work, but for now, I can earn between RON 3,000 and 4,000, only based on the things I learned here, in the course. In 3-4 years I want and I will be able to reach several thousand euros, but for this I am aware that I have to prepare myself further”, says Andrei Varut, a Wild Code School student.
A beginner programmer can earn from EUR 700 – 800 from the first month of activity. And after a few years, it can reach revenues of EUR 3,000 – 5,000.
Founded in 2014 by Anna Stépanoff and Romain Coeur, Wild Code School is now a network of 24 campuses across Europe and over 2,000 graduates. Through Wild Code School, the two founders wanted to address a big problem of recent years: the lack of web developers. The professional integration rate after completing the course is 90 percent.