NextGen Futures: applications open for free games tech online training

NextGen Futures: applications open for free games tech online training

NextGen Futures is inviting applications from aspiring games-tech developers in the West of England for a new rapidly delivered training course in games programming, including Unity and Unreal Engine. These skills are highly in-demand across games, VR, AR, animation, VFX, manufacturing, and automation companies, with current local skills shortages in these growing industries.

The NextGen Futures Bootcamp is free to all trainees, and includes:

  • 160 hours of remote learning (10 hours a week with 3 hours of tutor-led lessons and 7 hours studying in your own time)
  • 16 weeks of teaching from September 2021 to January 2022
  • Online learning with experienced tutors, plus face-to-face networking and events
  • A guaranteed interview with a local employer on successful completion of the course

The bootcamp has been developed by NextGen Skills Academy, Opposable Games and TechSpark, and is funded by the West of England Combined Authority's Digital Skills Investment Programme. The bootcamp is part of a £2m investment by the West of England Combined Authority, announced by the Mayor during the region’s first Jobs and Skills Summit.

Recruitment for the NextGen Futures Bootcamp is open now and closes at midnight on Tuesday 31st August 2021.

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