Red Hat hosts free software skills bootcamp for Irish and UK students

The program will introduce participants to Red Hat OpenShift, as well as Kubernetes, cloud-native development and other in-demand skills.

Open-source software company Red Hat is launching a free tech bootcamp for third-level students in Ireland, the UK, this summer.

The program aims to close the skills gap in software, especially in cloud-native development and Kubernetes, an open-source system that manages containerized applications on multiple hosts.

According to a recent report by BCS, the UK chartered IT institute, UK technical job vacancies rose by 191 pc in the third quarter of last year. compared to the same period in 2020. Knowledge of Kubernetes and cloud-native applications were among the most in-demand skills.

Red Hat’s Summer Boot Camp helps students learn new skills and get a head start on their IT careers. It can be viewed online from 25 July to 5 August.

Students are taken through all aspects of creating and running cloud-native applications on Red Hat’s OpenShift.

The course starts with an introduction to containerized applications, how they work and how to create them. Then it moves on to build and deploy automation, scaling, health management, role-based access control, DevOps and GitOps approaches.

It will also look at service mesh for communications resilience, serverless and feature-based applications, and Quarkus for faster, low-resource Java applications.

The bootcamp is primarily aimed at students in the UK and Ireland who have completed their university education but are not yet employed. But freshmen and sophomores are also eligible, as well as graduates who are long-term unemployed.

“There is so much tech talent in the UK and Ireland, but students often struggle to make that transition into a job,” said Joanna Hodgson, UK Country Leader at Red Hat.

“Digital innovation is accelerating faster than the pipeline of available workers, and there is an opportunity for companies like ours to ease students’ transition from college to work. Kubernetes and cloud-native skills are more valuable than ever as they become increasingly necessary for businesses on their digital transformation journey,” added Hodgson.

The places on the program are unlimited and all students required to participate is a laptop with internet access. All content and workshops are delivered online.

More information about the bootcamp can be found on the websitewhile the registration page is available here.

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