917Ventures’ KodeGo Helps Upskill Filipino Software Engineers
KodeGo, 917Ventures’ new web development educational bootcamp, aims to raise the calibre of Filipino software engineers and address unemployment gaps in the country.
The venture aims to produce front-end, back-end, or full-stack web developers through extensive hands-on experience, peer-programming, and building real-world projects.
“We want to produce great innovators, so we equip our students to become frontrunners in digital transformation through web development essentials, client-side and server-side programming, server hosting, activities and real-world projects as well as career development,” said Joshua Sta. Ana, KodeGo Venture Builder.
After completing the three-month online course, the graduates of the tech school are referred to partner companies including Globe and other subsidiaries of the Ayala Group of Companies to help fill thousands of job positions for software engineers.
“Since technology is continuously moving forward, more and more companies are looking for excellent software engineering skills to push technology limits further,” Sta. Ana added.
Short-term courses are available to fresh graduates and career shifters with no upfront payment. Instead, students pay with a percentage of their income after finishing the bootcamp. More tech and non-tech courses will also be available at KodeGo in the future.
KodeGo is one of the business ideas taken in by 917Ventures under its Velocity program for promising ventures. 917Ventures supports and helps venture builders augment a successful business to progress into a standalone entity.
A fully-owned subsidiary of Globe, 917Ventures is the largest corporate venture builder in the Philippines. Among its portfolio companies are mobile money service giant GCash, digital marketing firm AdSpark, telehealth companies KonsultaMD and HealthNow, customer engagement and loyalty undertakings RUSH, as well as online grocery shopping PureGo.
Through its venture builders program, 917Ventures continues to ideate, launch and accelerate business ideas in the fields of eCommerce, Healthtech, Fintech, Adtech and other digital initiatives.