16 weeks, that is all it takes to learn how to be a software engineer – with great personal commitment, but also in a high-standard learning environment, a real ReBootKamp. While it usually takes four years to complete a degree, RBK condensates the training to relieve their participants from the tristesse of the refugee camps. A job following the training is almost guaranteed since the project cooperates with global players like Google and SAP. The project is run by a Silicon Valley non-profit.
Not only young Syrians languishing in Jordanian refugee camps are eligible, but also Jordanians, since Jordan is struggling to provide an adequate IT training for its students. Participants must be between the age of 18 and 28 and have a working knowledge of English. Classes will take place at ZatLAB, a portable modular building equipped with the necessary IT infrastructure. 60 per cent of seats will be reserved for women. Application has already started; the first class started in late spring 2016 near Zataari refugee camp in Jordan.
The project is similar to REDI-School. However, REDI-School aims for refugees who are living in Europe.