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Coding Dojo Announces Nationwide Survey Results; Employers Miss the Mark in Preparing Employees for Future Skills

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Coding Dojo Announces Nationwide Survey Results; Employers Miss the Mark in Preparing Employees for Future Skills

56% of survey respondents believe employers are not preparing workers with future-forward tech skills

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SAN JOSE, Calif., July 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Coding Dojo, the leading technology bootcamp dedicated to transforming businesses and careers through programming literacy, today announced the results of a nationwide consumer survey conducted by Researchscape for Coding Dojo that measures consumer attitudes about technology skills – and offers some surprising insights into how employers can upskill the tech workforce and improve tech literacy.

Coding Dojo offers a fast, convenient, innovative "teach anybody" coding curriculum to teach coding skills to enhance individual career opportunities, and also provides corporate training to help improve the tech skills of companies' existing workforce. To support its mission toward improving tech literacy in the workforce, Coding Dojo tracks consumer attitudes toward tech and helps companies navigate their strategic options to upskill their workforce – and based on recent survey results, lack of tech literacy is a rising and significant threat to companies' success.

In fact, according to key findings of a recent May 2018 survey conducted by Researchscape for Coding Dojo:

  • 90% of survey respondents believe that employers – not individual workers – have the primary responsibility to improve their upskilling initiatives, and
  • 56% of survey respondents believe that employers are not preparing workers adequately with future-forward tech skills.
  • 57% of survey respondents don't have any basic coding skills; 12% described themselves as "not at all" tech literate – struggling with basic tech like smartphones and social media.

The survey respondents offered a few recommendations for how employers can improve their workers' tech skills:

  • 39% think employers should offer incentives to workers who are proactive and who enroll in coding bootcamps outside of work
  • 36% think employers should facilitate more communication between tech and non-tech workers to encourage understanding
  • 34% think employers should invest in upskilling for non-tech workers
  • 33% think employers should host fun events that make tech learning fun – such as "code your own emoji" events
  • 32% think employers should boost employees' careers by equipping them with future-forward technology skills

Only 10% of respondents said that it is the individual's responsibility – not the company's – to get better educated on IT/tech.

"One of the surprising insights from this national survey is that people clearly believe that the biggest responsibility for improving the skills of the tech workforce rests with employers, not with individual workers," said Michael Choi, CEO of Coding Dojo. "At Coding Dojo, we see everyday how dedicated, talented individuals are able to transform their career prospects in just 14 weeks – but there is also a big opportunity here for companies to get more involved with upskilling their workforces. Clearly there is a public perception that companies should be doing more to teach relevant tech skills. We want Coding Dojo to be part of the solution to help equip today's workforce with the critical development skills of the future. When companies can find and develop the tech talent that they need, everyone benefits."

Coding Dojo offers a variety of corporate training programs, including onsite workshops and customized curricula to help companies get their employees up to speed on new technologies, languages and frameworks. Forward-thinking employers are driving innovation by teaching tech skills.

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About the Coding Dojo Technology Literacy Survey
Researchscape collected results from 2,339 U.S. consumers nationwide during May 26-28, 2018, via an online survey. The credibility interval is +/- 3 percentage points.

About Coding Dojo
Coding Dojo is a nationwide top coding school that helps people start careers in tech by learning how to code and becoming a software developer in as little as 14 weeks, with onsite and online coding bootcamps. Even for students who have no formal IT education or IT-related career background, Coding Dojo can help them graduate with a more versatile skill-set, a richer portfolio, and 2-3 times the job prospects compared to the average coding bootcamp grad. Learn more at www.codingdojo.com

 

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