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Is A Pioneer In Education And Career Transformation, Specializing In Today’s Most In-Demand Skills

The leading source for training, staffing, and career transitions, GeneralAssembly fosters a flourishing community of professionals pursuing careers they love. What began as a co-working space in Manhattan in 2011 has since evolved into a global education and career development company, with more than 70,000 graduates and 32 campuses worldwide. General Assembly’s Chicago campus is situated in the heart of the Loop with breathtaking views overlooking the river.

As individuals and companies struggle to compete in an increasingly technological economy, General Assembly provides award-winning, dynamic training to close the global skills gap. “COVID-19 has caused an unprecedented wave of tech adoption for businesses and as a result, companies across the globe are in critical need of tech and digital talent to help them stay competitive. This shortage of tech talent is not a new
problem, which is why workforce training is more important than ever. It is the responsibility of corporate executives, business leaders, and policymakers everywhere to ensure that workforce training is both accessible and done at scale if we’re going to be able to close this gap,” says Lisa Lewin, CEO.

General Assembly’s Chicago campus runs three immersive courses spanning across User Experience Design, Data Science, and Software Engineering. “Learning to build software is one of the more satisfying creative goals you can pursue. It’s especially exciting in this current climate of rapidly evolving technology. There’s a chance to apply these skills in any context, organization, or industry imaginable,” says Reuben Ayres, a Software Engineering Immersive graduate, and current Lead Instructor.

Immersive students are supported by an Outcomes team throughout the duration of the twelve-week course. They receive in-class lessons and one-on-one instruction from a Career Coach, who equips them with the skills necessary to land a job upon graduation. A quarterly Meet & Hire event is curated for students to showcase their portfolios and capstone projects to prospective employers. “Regardless of who you are or what your background is, you can find more clarity, increase your confidence, and sharpen your skillset throughout the immersive program,” shares Chelsie Noble, Career Coach.

Beyond Immersive courses, General Assembly also hosts several PartTime evening and accelerated courses designed for those looking to upskill or learn a new skill. Their short-form workshops and free community-building events hosted across the city are an excellent alternative for those looking for one-off career-building experiences.

Whether it’s organizing free events or workshops for professionals and students, General Assembly is excited to continue to support Chicago’s growing innovation ecosystem and looks forward to accelerated growth for years to come.

GENERAL ASSEMBLY

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+1-646-678-2370
150 N. Wacker Drive Suite 2600
Chicago, IL 60606

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