Right now in Europe there is a shortage of skilled IT workers. Current estimates suggest that 500,000 IT professionals are needed, 55,000 of which are needed right here in the Netherlands. Through the traditional Dutch education system, only a few thousand IT students manage to graduate each year, it's not enough to fill the gap. Private and public sector employers are increasingly vulnerable to the lack of skilled workers and are looking for ways to find more.
Now the good news; there is a huge pool of untapped potential (future) programmers! In a traditional institution, some of these canditates may have been labelled misfits, or they may have been unable to afford the tuition, or maybe they were left behind by a system that was unable to show them their true potential. Or they just never could imagine this could be something for them.
Besides a deficit of developers, there is also a big gap in diversity in tech. Honestly everyone can learn how to code. It doesn't matter what background you have. At Codam we strive towards unlocking our students real potential. Through our education program, we fill the need of the markets that are desperately seeking programmers by training the people that traditional education has overlooked.