Produced for BrainStation Miami by The New Tropic Creative Studio
First, tell us where we can find you online/neighborhood.
You can find us at BrainStation.io and at our newly expanded (and newly muraled) campus in Wynwood, the heart of Miami’s booming tech industry.
Please describe your business and the services you offer. What do you do and how do you do it?
We offer courses and bootcamps in web development, UX design, data, product management, and digital marketing. For the last ten years, we have offered these bootcamps across multiple cities (and online) with more than 90% of graduates finding work at cutting-edge startups and some of the world’s largest and most innovative companies (such as Microsoft, Google, Shopify, REEF, and Royal Caribbean, among others).
Was there a defining moment when you realized the world needed your business? Why do you do what you do?
The global and local job market is facing a tech skills gap, which has only become more pronounced in the COVID-era – the need for digital skills and channels has now expanded across all industries and fields.
The problem is that colleges and universities are limited by a slower-paced, “one size fits all” learning model, with outdated curriculum taught by professors not working in the field, and a lack of hands-on, project-based learning, which puts students at a skills disadvantage when entering the job market.
BrainStation is on a mission to close this skills gap and to add more diversity of experience and thought to the workforce driving digital experiences.
Why did you choose Miami?
We have offered our courses and bootcamps in Miami for many years (formerly as Wyncode Academy). In that time, Miami has transformed from an aspiring technology ecosystem to the fastest-growing tech city in the country. Overall, tech jobs in Miami have increased by more than 40% in the last decade and we now have one of the highest densities of startups in the country.
What inspires your work and what sets you apart from everyone else?
BrainStation Miami teaches in-demand technology skills to non-technical people, allowing learners to transition to high-paying and high-growth digital careers after just 12 weeks of full-time, bootcamp-style learning.
Our Instructors are all subject matter experts from digital-first brands such as Google, Amazon, Shopify, and Facebook. Our bootcamps also provide access to an exclusive network of over 6,500 hiring partners and companies around the world, including Google, Microsoft, REEF Technologies, Facebook, Amazon, Square, Shopify, Paypal, and Nike.
What are your plans for the future of your business?
We will continue to expand globally, giving professionals around the world the chance to develop job-ready, in-demand skills. We will soon be tripling our campus space in New York City, and we recently inaugurated a new campus in London with significant investment in Europe.
Tell us about any programming/events/new products/exciting announcements you have coming up.
To celebrate the recent expansion of our Wynwood campus, we’re offering our award-winning bootcamps in Web Development and UX Design tuition-free and hosting a grand opening party on May 19th!
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