Two other schools see rising demand

Minister for Communications and Information Yaacob Ibrahim (second from left) at an Alpha Camp class with students (from left) Ashleigh Rhazaly and Ng Yao Min and the school’s chief executive Bernard Chan (standing).
Minister for Communications and Information Yaacob Ibrahim (second from left) at an Alpha Camp class with students (from left) Ashleigh Rhazaly and Ng Yao Min and the school’s chief executive Bernard Chan (standing).ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

Coding schools General Assembly and Alpha Camp said they are planning to stay put. Both are part of the Infocomm Media Development Authority's Tech Immersion and Placement Programme.

Ms Aziza Sheerin, the Singapore regional director of US-based school General Assembly, said demand for its courses has been healthy.

The school started running courses here in July 2015. Last October, the school also expanded its campus from a co-working space in Tanjong Pagar to a 5,500 sq ft space in Orchard, she said.

Alpha Camp, a technology and start-up school from Taiwan, has been running part-time courses here since 2015 and began full-time courses last October.

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Founder Bernard Chan said he believes in the long-term potential of the market. "Singapore also attracts potential trainees from the region because of its reputation," he added.

TRi5 Ventures said it is now working closely with Hackwagon Academy, a local programming school, to offer courses in data science, Javascript and Ruby on Rails, a Web application framework.

Hackwagon will start running courses next month.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 15, 2017, with the headline 'Two other schools see rising demand'. Print Edition | Subscribe