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It’s a wrap! Here are our highlights from 2022


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Before we say goodbye to 2022, here’s a roundup of what we’ve done and a glance into our future plans.

2022: A game-changer for us

This was a tremendous year for us: we’ve started a new chapter with Software Development Academy  (SDA) and thus created the most extensive digital skilling center in Central Europe. 

We’re also glad for the new partnerships, the variety of corporate IT training our partners entrusted us with, and for launching even more digital careers. We took an active role in closing the digital skills gap and explored further solutions this year.

Read more about our highlights from 2022:

A new chapter together with SDA

The main event of the year was joining forces with SDA and creating Central Europe’s biggest digital skilling and sourcing powerhouse. This means we’re now able to deliver a far higher number of quality candidates to our corporate partners. In the next year, we aim to train 15.000-20.000 individuals.

We also expanded our geographical coverage. We’re now present in 8 countries: Estonia, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria, Romania, and Albania. Our mentor pool has also increased to a whopping 1600 mentors, while the number of digital reskilling paths has jumped to 17.

But this was just the beginning. As the Central European region has the biggest digital talent pool on the continent, and there’s an unprecedented need for digitally skilled people in the next decade, our plan is to expand our geographical footprint and product offering further.

Large-scale digital skills training projects

We’re proud that we had a variety of corporate IT training and governmental projects this year, with clients including T-Systems and Generali.

We completed three rounds of Motorola Solutions Academy in Poland. For this comprehensive sourcing and training program, we’ve recruited and selected the participants, delivered their seven-month training, and supported their onboarding process as well. 

Another project that we’re proud of is our collaboration with MindTree. We helped them recruit tech talent to provide technical support for Microsoft products in their newly opened office in Poland. 

Within the framework of a program launched by the Hungarian Ministry of Innovation and Technology, we trained 400 unemployed people in 17 weeks. We helped the selected participants gain marketable skills and a state-recognized certificate as a front-end or back-end developer, software tester, or system administrator. 

Thanks to the program, participants got a new chance at employment and started new future-proof tech careers.

Software Skills Strategy for Europe

As a member of the European Software Skills Alliance (ESSA), we’re developing and implementing a Software Skills Strategy, and Vocational Education and Training (VET) programs for Europe. We’re doing this together with 25 industry and education stakeholders, such as Adecco and Amazon Web Services.

This four-year transnational project aims to ensure that the skills needs of the rapidly evolving software sector can be met.

Increased talent base

We’re proud that in 2022 we had close to 70% more students than last year: this means more than 1200 tech talent started their Codecool journey this year. It also means that an increased number of junior programmers can land open roles at our partners. 

We also launched new course formats for our flagship Full-Stack Development course, as well as several shorter courses, such as the Software Tester course in Romania and the Agile course in Poland.

After opening our campus in Austria last year, we already placed the first students at SSI Schäfer and SMATRICS this year.

We’re glad that thanks to our partners, we also managed to extend our job guarantee to other cities. Thus, companies can now hire our graduates in several major cities across the countries where we’re present.

Looking ahead

Overall, 2022 has been a year of expansion, growth, and dedication for us at Codecool.

In 2023, we aim to continue our work of offering the best IT talent and supporting candidates to become job-ready digital professionals in less than a year. We’re also looking forward to new partnerships with companies and governments to help close the tech skills gap.

If you’re interested in the solutions we offer and how we can help your company, don’t hesitate to contact us.

And to finish this year on a festive note, the Codecool team wishes you Happy Holidays and a successful New Year! 

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