Applications for WeThinkCode_ 2024 open, but space is limited

  • Applications for the 2024 WeThinkCode_ cohort are now open.
  • WeThinkCode_ expects 25 000 applications to be submitted but there are only 500 spots.
  • Youngsters between the ages of 17 and 35 are encouraged to enter whether they have coding experience or not.

Software development educator WeThinkCode_ expects as many as 25 000 applications for a space in the 2024 cohort. Aspiring developers must submit their applications soon with only 500 spots available.

WeThinkCode_ says that the application process is designed to give those with and without coding experience an even playing field to compete in. To that end, the institution is leveraging IBM SkillsBuild to help applicants prepare for the online assessment and bootcamps that are used to assess readiness for the program.

Through IBM SkillsBuild, prospective students will cover problem-solving, critical thinking, and complete a practice test. Problem-solving and critical thinking are core tenants of software development and the test is meant to simulate the actual tests students will take to get into the WeThinkCode_ 2024 cohort.

“WeThinkCode_ believes in breaking barriers and creating pathways to success for the youth of South Africa,” expressed Kelebogile Motlhamme, Head of Placements at WeThinkCode_. “Our 2024 application season represents a life-changing opportunity for determined young people looking to participate in the growing digital economy, irrespective of their education background or prior experience.”

The IBM SkillsBuild platform will also form a part of the WeThinkCode_ course. Learners will be guided through tailored learning programmes while also having free access to expansive digital training courses and verifiable digital credentials in soft skills, artificial intelligence (AI), AI ethics, cybersecurity, and more.

“IBM South Africa is committed to enabling youth in this country from underrepresented communities with the relevant technology skills to not only enhance their chances of employability but to also build the pipeline of technology skills that will be required in the marketplace,” says Zeenat Dasoo, executive director, transformation and special projects at IBM South Africa.

“Our collaboration with WeThinkcode_ is a complimentary partnership aimed at empowering tomorrow’s workforce with the relevant skills required. Through leveraging our free online courses through IBM SkillsBuild, this cohort of software engineers will be able to enhance their skills and earn globally recognised IBM credentials.”

As mentioned, anybody can submit an application so long as they are between the ages of 17 and 35 and are eligible to work in South Africa.

Applications are open until the end of July and can be submitted here. This process is rather long and as WeThinkCode_ highlights, there are tens of thousands of applications every year and just 500 spots.

Companies looking to collaborate with WeThinkCode_ be that as a sponsor or as a future employer are encouraged to get in touch.


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