There is a significant shortage of skilled software engineers around the world. Right now, in Europe, estimates suggest that 500.000 IT professionals are needed, 55.000 of which are required right here in the Netherlands. The traditional Dutch education system is not suited to fill the gap. Only a few thousand people land a tech job through traditional education per year, far from being enough to sustain the demand.
At the same time, there is a massive pool of untapped potential, thinking programming is not for them or were left behind by an education system that was unable to show them their true potential. Codam was created especially for those people. We offer accessible education to everyone, unlocking access to programming for every stratum of the population. Last but not least, we reduce the gender gap in engineering. We are now reaching people who never could imagine programming could be something for them or for whom programming was previously unattainable.
Codam is an innovative educational model that was designed to develop the skills needed for the digital world and today’s industries. Codam is about equal opportunity and providing the youth of today the tools and skills to impact the world of tomorrow. We believe that with accessible and innovative education, we fill the need of companies desperately seeking programmers by training a more diverse and inclusive workforce.