Ontario's Free Coding Program for Young Adults

Testimonials

Corporate Testimonials

Rebel

"Our Code Youth intern exceeded expectations in his role as Software Developer (Intern)."

"He very quickly became an integral member of the team at Rebel. His technical skills were apparent immediately after joining, and he settled into the team dynamic perfectly. It was amazing to see how over only three months internship, he became a confident, contributing member of our Development team. We're so happy to have been able to offer him a permanent position at Rebel, and that he will be continuing with us full-time."

English Language Tutoring for the Ottawa Community

"Code Youth is an amazing organization with which to partner."

"We hired a student for placement who developed our website and created a new logo for us. Our student was professional, timely, and a terrific fit with our team"

Bourk Software & Consulting

"Watching them evolve into natural leaders within their teams"

Rebel

"Our Code Youth intern exceeded expectations in his role as Software Developer (Intern)."

"He very quickly became an integral member of the team at Rebel. His technical skills were apparent immediately after joining, and he settled into the team dynamic perfectly. It was amazing to see how over only three months internship, he became a confident, contributing member of our Development team. We're so happy to have been able to offer him a permanent position at Rebel, and that he will be continuing with us full-time."

English Language Tutoring for the Ottawa Community

"Code Youth is an amazing organization with which to partner."

"We hired a student for placement who developed our website and created a new logo for us. Our student was professional, timely, and a terrific fit with our team"

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Skills to Succeed

"I found Code Youth at a time when I struggled with employment barriers and wasn't sure where to go with my career."

"Before Code Youth I worked in the community service field but only held short contracts as it was always a learning experience. I did not have solid and specific skills that would make me an asset to an organization. I came across Code Youth and decided to try something new. I had previous interest in coding such as HTML, but did not know enough to get into the IT field. Through the boot camp I have acquired valuable skills that help me stand out and feel confident in the coding world. I now feel as if I have the skillset to pursue a job in the IT field and stand out to employers. Along with the coding portion, the employment training has provided me with skills to succeed in interviews and present myself well to employers." -Iqbal

Excited to Learn

"I heard about this program through a friend of mine. Once I got in I was very excited to learn to code."

"I think coding is a skill everyone should have. The training helped give me the skills to learn the basics in coding. The vocational training gave me the confidence to apply for jobs and brush up on my interview skills. I’m glad to say I got a job in the field at the end. I would recommend this program to everyone. Not only because of the learning aspect but also the networking aspects that you get from the program." -Mohamed

Begin your Path

"My experience with Code Youth has been nothing but beneficial for me. It exposed me to a wealth of skills and resources."

"I was able to learn HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Bootstrap while also applying them to real world projects. They also brought in people who are in the industry to share their experience and knowledge while giving us the opportunity to network with them as well. Not to mention that they would assist in improving your employability by practicing job interviews and making a proper resume and cover letter. I believe that if you have an interest in the IT industry but don't know how to get your foot in the door, Code Youth is an excellent way to begin your path." –Ali

Skills to Succeed

"I found Code Youth at a time when I struggled with employment barriers and wasn't sure where to go with my career."

"Before Code Youth I worked in the community service field but only held short contracts as it was always a learning experience. I did not have solid and specific skills that would make me an asset to an organization. I came across Code Youth and decided to try something new. I had previous interest in coding such as HTML, but did not know enough to get into the IT field. Through the boot camp I have acquired valuable skills that help me stand out and feel confident in the coding world. I now feel as if I have the skillset to pursue a job in the IT field and stand out to employers. Along with the coding portion, the employment training has provided me with skills to succeed in interviews and present myself well to employers." -Iqbal

Excited to Learn

“I heard about this program through a friend of mine. Once I got in I was very excited to learn to code."

"I think coding is a skill everyone should have. The training helped give me the skills to learn the basics in coding. The vocational training gave me the confidence to apply for jobs and brush up on my interview skills. I’m glad to say I got a job in the field at the end. I would recommend this program to everyone. Not only because of the learning aspect but also the networking aspects that you get from the program.” -Mohamed

Begin your Path

“My experience with Code Youth has been nothing but beneficial for me. It exposed me to a wealth of skills and resources."

"I was able to learn HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Bootstrap while also applying them to real world projects. They also brought in people who are in the industry to share their experience and knowledge while giving us the opportunity to network with them as well. Not to mention that they would assist in improving your employability by practicing job interviews and making a proper resume and cover letter. I believe that if you have an interest in the IT industry but don't know how to get your foot in the door, Code Youth is an excellent way to begin your path.” –Ali

I am Confident

“I have learned many skills, most of which would have taken me a long time to master if it was not for this program and its amazing projects."

"I am confident that I can easily get a job in web design. My future is to get a coding job, then build my network and by that, I mean a company.“ -SM

Ability to Grow

“The technical training has taught me all the necessary skills I need to start my coding journey"

"I am more confident in my ability to answer questions in an interview setting or working on group projects. I appreciated all the help I was able to get from the teachers, and how they would stay with you until your issue was solved. My future employment goals are working for a company and being able to do side work as a freelancer. I am more confident than I was when I first started this course because coding was easier than I had originally thought, and I am confident in my ability to grow my skills from here on out.” -SB

What it Takes to Succeed

“My experience at Code Youth has been one of the great personal challenges."

"Something I have needed for quite some time. Learning how to code in such a short period has shown me what it takes to succeed in the real business world and has given me a greater sense of self-responsibility. I truly did enjoy the course and it has made me want to continue further in learning the whole of computer programming and the different languages that can be used for coding. My interest has been stimulated by something for the first time in a long time and I will use that motivation, passion and drive to keep on the pursue of getting into the technology industry. Before Code Youth, I had no real direction and felt like I was aimlessly wandering into a void of nothingness as each day, then a month, then a year progressed.” -NM

I am Confident

"I have learned many skills, most of which would have taken me a long time to master if it was not for this program and its amazing projects."

"I am confident that I can easily get a job in web design. My future is to get a coding job, then build my network and by that, I mean a company." -SM

Ability to Grow

"The technical training has taught me all the necessary skills I need to start my coding journey"

"I am more confident in my ability to answer questions in an interview setting or working on group projects. I appreciated all the help I was able to get from the teachers, and how they would stay with you until your issue was solved. My future employment goals are working for a company and being able to do side work as a freelancer. I am more confident than I was when I first started this course because coding was easier than I had originally thought, and I am confident in my ability to grow my skills from here on out." -SB

What it Takes to Succeed

"My experience at Code Youth has been one of the great personal challenges."

"Something I have needed for quite some time. Learning how to code in such a short period has shown me what it takes to succeed in the real business world and has given me a greater sense of self-responsibility. I truly did enjoy the course and it has made me want to continue further in learning the whole of computer programming and the different languages that can be used for coding. My interest has been stimulated by something for the first time in a long time and I will use that motivation, passion and drive to keep on the pursue of getting into the technology industry. Before Code Youth, I had no real direction and felt like I was aimlessly wandering into a void of nothingness as each day, then a month, then a year progressed." -NM

Not Just About Coding

“I have improved on both soft skills and hard skills"

"I have learned a lot and I’m confident I will do well in my professional life after this program. The best piece of advice that summed it all up was from the counselor, “Focus on developing and following through with SMART career goals. Think about what you become!”. I was surprised to find out that this program is not just about coding but there is more to it. The program trains both hard and soft skills. I plan to apply all the skills that I have been trained in the code youth Program to develop my career in the right direction. Thanks for all the help and support.” -DM

How Much a Person Can Achieve

“In the beginning, when I joined the program, I did not know about web development."

"I knew only C and C++ programming languages.  The entire team is deeply knowledgeable and extremely helpful.  All were ready to help after class, as well as through Slack after hours. The career prep training helped me to have a good resume and online presence.  They also help prepare me with mock interviews and practice interview questions.  It’s a great program with amazing people that want to help you and see you succeed.  I would recommend this program to anyone looking to get into web development.  It showed me how much a person can achieve in such a short period (12 weeks) if you set your mind to something and put in the work.  I’m forever grateful for this opportunity.” -BVA

Newly Acquired Skills

“My background before code youth was in retail and customer service.  I had a high school education and the main barrier to entry was finding a job that I fit the eligibility for."

"I am passionate about technology and learning and interacting with it as a career. Now that I have finished the program my future employment goals have changed. I previously did not know what career path to pursue but now my future employment goals involve becoming a web developer and creating and designing websites. As a result of the program, my confidence has increased, and my outlook has changed.  I am now confident in myself and know that I am capable of developing websites.  I will use my newly acquired skills to continue to develop and design sites and keep increasing to better my skills.  My next steps involve trying to pursue a post-secondary education that relates to coding/technology.” -AH

Not Just About Coding

"I have improved on both soft skills and hard skills"

"I have learned a lot and I’m confident I will do well in my professional life after this program. The best piece of advice that summed it all up was from the counselor, “Focus on developing and following through with SMART career goals. Think about what you become!”. I was surprised to find out that this program is not just about coding but there is more to it. The program trains both hard and soft skills. I plan to apply all the skills that I have been trained in the code youth Program to develop my career in the right direction. Thanks for all the help and support." -DM

How Much a Person Can Achieve

"In the beginning, when I joined the program, I did not know about web development."

"I knew only C and C++ programming languages.  The entire team is deeply knowledgeable and extremely helpful.  All were ready to help after class, as well as through Slack after hours. The career prep training helped me to have a good resume and online presence.  They also help prepare me with mock interviews and practice interview questions.  It’s a great program with amazing people that want to help you and see you succeed.  I would recommend this program to anyone looking to get into web development.  It showed me how much a person can achieve in such a short period (12 weeks) if you set your mind to something and put in the work.  I’m forever grateful for this opportunity." -BVA

Newly Acquired Skills

"My background before code youth was in retail and customer service.  I had a high school education and the main barrier to entry was finding a job that I fit the eligibility for."

"I am passionate about technology and learning and interacting with it as a career. Now that I have finished the program my future employment goals have changed. I previously did not know what career path to pursue but now my future employment goals involve becoming a web developer and creating and designing websites. As a result of the program, my confidence has increased, and my outlook has changed.  I am now confident in myself and know that I am capable of developing websites.  I will use my newly acquired skills to continue to develop and design sites and keep increasing to better my skills.  My next steps involve trying to pursue a post-secondary education that relates to coding/technology." -AH

Grateful

"Code Youth has really changed my life"

"I feel like I could actually get a job in the industry as a junior software developer. Words can’t begin to describe how grateful I am to this program for what it has done for me." - Code Youth Graduate