Netflix Expands Bootcamp Program To Usher Underrepresented Students Into Careers In Tech
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Netflix Expands Bootcamp Program To Usher Underrepresented Students Into Careers In Tech

Netflix is back at it again!

The world’s leading streaming service is expanding its Bootcamp program to not only include more Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), but for the first time ever they’ll also serve Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs).

To refresh your memory, the company announced its bootcamp in late 2020. The 16-week, part-time fully online programs run on a semester basis and all accepted students receive credit upon the completion of the program.

Due to the expansion, the company has renamed the program from Netflix’s HBCU Bootcamp to Netflix’s Pathways Bootcamp in an effort to be more reflective of the partners that they will work with.

“I feel a deep sense of pride that we’re able to expand our Pathways bootcamp, deepening our relationships with HBCUs and HSIs,” said Netflix’s Global Emerging Talent Lead, Corey Twitty. “Early in my career, I never saw myself reflected in the tech industry, and in turn, didn’t feel like I belonged. Netflix’s Pathways bootcamp flips the switch on that feeling. Black, Latinx, and other underrepresented groups deserve to thrive in the tech industry. And for Netflix to be successful at ‘entertaining the world,’ our teams must continue to look like it.”

Institutions involved in the program now include Edward Waters College (offering a Spring 2022 cohort, with classes beginning in January), Marymount University, Norfolk State University, St. Edward’s University, and Talladega College.

While offerings vary by partner, the three available Netflix Pathways Bootcamps include Netflix Advanced Java, Netflix Applied Data Science, and Netflix UX/UI Design.

The Netflix Pathways Bootcamps will still be powered by 2U — one of the world’s leading edtech companies — as it enters its second run.

“Developing stronger connections between higher education and the workforce is one proven way to help close persistent gaps in diversity, access, and opportunity,” said 2U Chief Strategy & Engagement Officer, David Sutphen. “The expansion of our partnership with Netflix and the addition of our new university partners gives us the ability to reach even more students and expand career pathways into tech for historically underrepresented communities.”

Classes are set to begin on Aug. 24 and enrollment is open starting today until Aug. 3.

Click here for more information on how to apply.