Free of Charge Coding School Opens in Abu Dhabi

  • Publish date: Monday، 11 October 2021
Free of Charge Coding School Opens in Abu Dhabi
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A coding school, 42 Abu Dhabi, has opened in Abu Dhabi offering peer-to-peer learning methods free of charge to help nurture a future-ready workforce.

The school has been given initial accreditation by the National Qualification Centre and is the first GCC campus of the internationally renowned 42 Network of coding schools.

A pool of 225 applicants successfully passed the 26-day immersive tests of motivation, endurance, and commitment, and joined 42 Abu Dhabi on September 26. UAE nationals comprise 43% of the first batch, and almost 70 per cent of them are women.

"This pioneering new school will provide an additional educational platform to build digital skills and a homegrown, future-ready workforce equipped to lead the technology-driven economy of the 21st century," said His Highness Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Office.

Candidates interested in applying to 42 Abu Dhabi must be aged 18 and above and require no previous coding experience.

Enrolment requires registration and an online pre-selection assessment that evaluates cognitive capacity via logic and memory tests.

Successful pre-selection candidates are then invited to the ‘Piscine’, from which candidates will be invited to join the programme.