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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 10/28/2019
Austin, TX – October 2019: Austin Coding Academy (ACA) and WP Engine today announced an ongoing collaboration to launch an in-person WordPress Fundamentals course to train students in core WordPress elements and develop the technical proficiencies necessary to become a technical support specialist with WP Engine. In addition to providing this technical training, WP Engine will guarantee an interview with every student who completes the course to explore career possibilities with WP Engine. Qualified graduates will interview at WP Engine for an L1 Support Technician position. All WP Engine employees will enjoy competitive compensation, health benefits, paid time off, family leave, 401k with match, equity, ongoing training & development and much more.
Central to Austin Coding Academy’s mission is continuing to increase access to careers in technology in Austin through thoughtful technical training and to create innovative employment and training solutions for tech companies. “This course, in collaboration with WP Engine, is an opportunity to train for an in-demand skill while also providing students with a unique opportunity to launch their career with a top tech company here in Austin,” says Austin Coding Academy CEO, Chris Lofton. “We’re also excited to collaborate with WP Engine to provide an innovative hiring solution to fuel their continued growth.”
“We are excited to collaborate with Austin Coding Academy,” said Brian Ferguson, Senior Director, Talent Acquisition at WP Engine. “We feel this partnership will help build a community of WordPress experts while adding another channel for growth for our Customer Experience team.”
WP Engine and Austin Coding Academy will be launching the first WordPress Fundamentals cohort in early 2020, with classes to be held at Austin Coding Academy – Highland Campus (314 E Highland Mall Blvd, Austin, TX 78752). The key features of the program include:
- 10 weeks of instruction, consisting of part-time, evening courses taught by a professional WordPress Developer
- Unlimited tutoring included in tuition for all students
- A practical, project-based curriculum that covers a wide range of WordPress fundamentals, as well as the opportunity to interface with WP Engine Recruiters and interview for a Technical Support role
For more information, contact the above representatives, visit the WordPress Fundamentals Course Page or join Austin Coding Academy and WP Engine at the WordPress Fundamentals Launch Event on Thursday, November 14th at WP Engine (504 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701).
Eric Jones, VP, Global Communications, WP Engine
Chris Lofton, CEO, Austin Coding Academy
About Austin Coding Academy: Austin Coding Academy is Austin’s source for innovative tech talent and education. Our mission is to make careers in technology accessible to everyone through practical and equitable technical training, and to provide innovative solutions and training to tech companies. Learn more about ACA here: https://austincodingacademy.com/
About WP Engine: WP Engine is the WordPress Digital Experience Platform that gives companies of all sizes the agility, performance, intelligence, and integrations they need to drive their business forward faster. WP Engine’s combination of tech innovation and an award-winning team of WordPress experts are trusted by over 120,000 customers across 150 countries to provide counsel and support, helping brands create world-class digital experiences. Founded in 2010, WP Engine is headquartered in Austin, Texas, and has offices in Brisbane, Australia; Limerick, Ireland; London, England; Omaha, Nebraska; San Antonio, Texas; and San Francisco, California.