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Product School Expands to 14 Campuses Globally, Providing Technical Talent with Graduate-Level Courses in Product Management, Coding and Data Analytics

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Technology companies are struggling to hire the talent needed to develop
new products and maintain their competitive advantage. An Indeed
study revealed that 86% of 1,000 HR managers and recruiters surveyed
find it challenging to find and hire technical talent. Product
School
, the world's first technology business school, is addressing
this talent crisis by expanding the number of campuses to 14, offering
expert instruction in Product Management, Coding and Data Analytics,
across North America and Europe.

"Skyrocketing demand for coding and data jobs is being met with minimal
supply. The more jobs there are, the greater the need for managers who
understand those technical skills so that they can oversee those teams,"
said Carlos Gonzalez de Villaumbrosia, Product School founder and author
of The
Product Book: How to Become a Great Product Manager
.

"MBA programs don't teach the technical skills and tools managers need
to lead cross-functional teams in technology companies. As a result,
Product School has seen high enrollment numbers from business people
seeking coding and data analytics skills, as well as from software
engineers who want to learn the business skills needed to become product
managers," added Gonzalez de Villaumbrosia.

14 Campus Locations

Product School heads into 2018 with 14 total campuses. The curriculum is
designed to fit into work schedules with all classes held in-person at
night or on weekends to ensure that both instructors and students can
maintain their full-time jobs. With the addition of TEN new campuses in
2017, Product School now offers its popular courses to students in:

  • California – Los Angeles, Orange County, San Francisco, Santa
    Monica, and Silicon Valley
  • Colorado – Boulder, Denver
  • Massachusetts – Boston
  • New York – New York City
  • Illinois – Chicago
  • Texas – Austin
  • Washington – Seattle
  • International
    • Canada – Toronto
    • Europe – London

"Product School is filling an important void in the workforce. Half of
our students are women, helping to better balance the gender ratio in
tech," added Gonzalez de Villaumbrosia. "In addition, we have interest
in corporate training programs, indicating employers recognize the value
in advancing the skills of their existing teams, rather than undergoing
lengthy recruitment searches."

Real-World Technical Curriculum and Preparation

Product School students learn how to build software products and manage
technical teams through rigorous hands-on exercises and case studies,
taught by instructors who work as senior-level product managers at the
best technology companies in the world, such as Google, Facebook,
Airbnb, Slack, Spotify, and Uber.

Product School students are also prepared for product management
interviews and able to expand their professional network through access
to a private community of 20,000 alumni, including mentors and hiring
managers from top technology companies.

The ROI is notable. For instance, former consultant Luis Fernando DeLeon
explained, "Building a side project as part of my Product School
coursework helped me stand out from other candidates and land a new
position at Google that increased my salary 18%. Now, I am the Chief
Product Officer at an education technology startup."

About Product School

Founded in 2014, Product
School
is the world's first technology business school. With 14
campuses worldwide, the school offers certified Product Management,
Coding, and Data Analytics courses taught by real-world product managers
working at top technology companies such as Google, Facebook, Snapchat,
Airbnb, LinkedIn, and Netflix. Unlike traditional MBA programs focused
on finance and consulting, Product School's curriculum is highly
relevant for the next generation of technology leaders, with classes
offered part-time at a fraction of the cost. More than 125,000
professionals have taken classes or workshops offered by Product School.
Follow us @ProductSchool
or on LinkedIn
.

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