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If you think that the pandemic is not a good period to start a business, read this article. 

The pandemic has completely changed the face of the world we live in. However, it has not changed the fundamental processes that shape our professional reality. Despite the pandemic, the technological revolution continues. Actually, due to coronavirus, it has even accelerated. The long months of lockdown have taught us that nowadays we cannot move without technology. It doesn't matter if it's about shopping or managing a business.

This phenomenon affects the labor market. While many industries talk of collective redundancies, IT companies are doing well and are not complaining about the lack of jobs. But even if you do not work in the IT industry or do not plan to join it, you still have to think about enriching your digital skills. If you're a copywriter, it's not enough for you to just be able to create catchy slogans. You need to know the mechanics of social media, SEO, and be able to use them to make your posts gain popularity. No one expects 3D drawings on a sheet of paper from architects any more, just as it is impossible to repair a car without a computer. Today, digital skills are required by more and more professions - even those that have always been considered typically analog ones. 

On the one hand, the way we perform our professions is changing, and on the other - many of these professions simply go down in history. According to a report by the World Economic Forum, as many as 65% of children who are now entering education will work in professions that do not exist yet and are difficult for us to imagine. By 2022 emerging technologies will generate 133 million new jobs in place of the 75 million that will be displaced.


The data leaves no doubt. The deficit of IT professionals and digital skills as such will continue to worsen. Traditional educational institutions are not able to fill this gap. In this situation, there is a need for institutions that will respond to this deficit in a decisive, practical, and effective manner. And most of all - fast. This is where the coding bootcamps come in. According to the Technavio report, the global coding bootcamp market size is expected to grow by USD 453.59 million during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of 15% during the forecast period. 

The ‘bootcamp’ term is derived from military terminology. In the army, the bootcamp is an extremely intense training camp for recruits. Programming bootcamps took over this name precisely because of the intensity of the proposed educational programs. The point is to teach someone the basics of programming to someone without any previous experience or skills in programming in the shortest possible time. For instance, at Coders Lab, course participants within two months travel a road from dummies to junior programmers who can write web applications, set up websites, and test software. People with different professional backgrounds come to the training - from clerks, through accountants, to cooks or even soldiers. Everyone expects practical knowledge given in a condensed way. Most find their first job within IT three months after the course. 

But bootcamps aren't all about programming and junior courses. Coders Lab's offer is systematically expanding.                     

We don't want to restrict ourselves to a tight programming bootcamp formula. Our goal is to transform into an IT school. That is why two years ago we introduced the Digital UX course to our offer, and now we are introducing higher-level programming courses, so that our offer can also be used by people who already have certain skills. Our latest offer is Python for Data Science, which is already very popular.

Coders Lab is an international franchisor of IT schools, present in Poland, Romania, and Indonesia. It offers its partners exclusive franchise licenses to run a network of educational institutions in a selected country. Franchisees receive access to training materials and proprietary IT systems for school management. Coders Lab also provides a starter package of marketing materials, as well as a ready-made website. It also provides implementation training for the partner and his team. The franchisee’s duties, in turn,  include the employment of lecturers, as well as marketing, sales, and course organization.

We are looking for franchisees who will be 100% ready to devote themselves to developing a chain of IT schools in your country. We have seven years of experience on the market, we are one of the oldest programming schools in Europe. Thanks to this, we are able to show our partners effective methods of action. On the other hand, the experience and skills of the franchisee, as well as his knowledge of the local market, allow us to achieve synergies that further increase the chance of success - explains Grzegorz Morawski, franchise manager at Coders Lab.


Why is the second wave of the pandemic the best time to sign a contract with the Coders Lab franchisor?

It takes some time to open your own programming school, even with the support of a franchisor. Application assessment, candidate evaluation, market study, signing a franchise agreement - the recruitment stage itself usually lasts several weeks. Then comes the preparation for starting a business. You have to assemble the right crew, choose a place to conduct classes, recruit lecturers, undergo franchise training, and start your first marketing campaign. It must be assumed that 4-5 months pass from the moment of signing the franchise agreement to the start of the first course. 

What does it mean?

It means that by submitting the application today, you will be ready to take off in spring when COVID-19 is in retreat, optimism returns to the markets and people are back to investing in their professional skills as usual? By then, it’s good to be ready with a steady business waiting for new customers.

Don't wait - submit your application here!


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