So, you’re interested in learning more about a career in frontend web development?
You’ve come to the right place.
As the web development industry expands, so does the demand for web developers worldwide. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for web developers is expected to grow 23% between now and 2031 in the U.S. alone. In Europe, more than half of companies that recruited or tried to recruit IT professionals had difficulties filling vacancies— meaning there are more jobs than people.
Undoubtedly, it’s an excellent time to enter a web development role. The real question remains: Is it the right fit for you? If so, how do you actually become a frontend web developer? Read on to learn more.
If you’ve ever had the opportunity to walk through the doors of our NYC campus, you know how special it is. There is a vibrancy that you’d be hard-pressed to find anywhere else. That’s because, for many, our space represents a new beginning and a chance for something better. Over the years, I have watched hundreds of students transform their careers and take the leap into new jobs shortly after graduating.
I can’t believe it has been a year since we reopened the NYC campus after closing our doors during COVID-19. This year also marks the first anniversary of unveiling our remodeled space. During the pandemic, we renovated to enhance the learning experience for those students who wish to learn in person.
The collaboration will enable GA to provide digital skills training to Mori Building employees, residents, and partners, fueling crucial digital transformation in Japan. NEW YORK, NY – 2/14/23– Today, global education provider and career transformation company General Assembly (GA) announced a new strategic partnership with Mori Building Co., Ltd – Japan’s leading urban landscape developer – to expand digital skills training to Mori Building workers, residents, and company tenants with the goal of enhancing Tokyo’s overall digital transformation.
The partnership comes at a crucial time as Japan faces a tightening labor market, with some projections estimating the country will be short close to a million digital talent by 2030. Reskilling programs, such as those being offered by General Assembly, will serve as an invaluable tool for companies in need of talent and eager to respond to the rapid innovations underway in automation and digitization.
Tech represented a bright spot in the economy as one of the best industries to work in during the pandemic. With flexible, high-paying jobs, it was incredibly attractive to many people embarking upon new career paths. Then, a shift: as economic uncertainties carried on through 2022, Google, Microsoft and Amazon laid off over 70,000 employees—the start of a downsizing tide that included Salesforce, Meta, Twitter, Stripe, Shopify, and others.
Rebecca Szymczak, aka Cardsy B, author of The Saturn Diaries and tarot reader to the stars, b gvhas tips for which signs should go full steam ahead as the last of our retrogrades moved direct, and which signs should use this month’s Aquarian nature to pause and reflect. She also has some insight into career changes- both in terms of inside and outside opportunities – coming in where you may least expect them.
February arrives as we’ve already settled into the Lunar New Year (Jan 22) and are heading into the activating full moon in Leo on Feb 5th. February also has all planets in our solar system moving direct. This, coupled with the fiery full moon in Leo at the beginning of the month, jumpstarts our solar plexus and sparks some much-needed inspiration and momentum.
No matter what your sign may be, there are plenty of opportunities on the way this February, so read on to see what treats the cards have in store.
Apprenticeships are one of the oldest forms of education in human history, but there’s something about them that still captures our imagination. It probably has something to do with their brilliant simplicity: if you want to learn a new skill, the most direct route is to just start practicing it under the supervision of an expert. It makes sense that the best learning happens when you’re developing your skills in a real-world context — while earning an actual paycheck.
With employers facing a historically tight labor market and an economy still recovering in the wake of the pandemic (not to mention declining college enrollment and mounting skepticism about the value of the four-year degree), workers and employers alike are in search of new solutions to these persistent problems — and are turning to apprenticeships.
To help address these workforce challenges, we’re launching GA Apprenticeships, Powered by Interapt, a tech apprenticeship solution designed to fast-track high-potential, overlooked talent into careers in software engineering, data, and cybersecurity. With the launch of GA Apprenticeships, employers will gain a derisked opportunity to onboard entry-level tech talent — while also enabling apprentices to earn a salary as they learn alongside senior-level developers.
In 2022, the estimated data generated equaled 97 zettabytes (that’s nearly 100 billion terabytes). As companies generate more data, they need data analysts to interpret it. With an acute skills shortage, entry-level data analyst jobs are a great place to start or restart a career.
According to research from the World Economic Forum, data analysts and scientists are the most in-demand job worldwide. Data analysts help companies solve business problems by collecting, cleaning, and interpreting data with statistical methods and analysis software.
Since the field is evolving and growing so fast, four-year degree programs can’t produce graduates fast enough or keep up with the changing skills needed for the workplace. One option to bypass the four-year degree or switch careers into data analytics is to complete a data analytics bootcamp.
With news of layoffs and uncertainty in the tech industry, you may be wondering if you are making the wrong career choice by becoming a programmer. Are there any companies hiring software engineers still out there?
Good news: Beyond the doom-and-gloom headlines, there are plenty of job opportunities for software engineers across all kinds of companies.
Software developer was named the #1 best job in 2023 by U.S. News and World Report. It scored this honor due to its high demand, job growth, low unemployment and stress levels, and work-life balance. Demand for software engineers is expected to grow by 25% by 2031.
In more good news, tech companies are far from the only industry hiring software engineers. Every type of company from banks to hospitals to defense contractors needs software engineers to build infrastructure and apps for their business.
General Assembly is excited to announce year two of our partnership with the Jessica Vollman Foundation (JVF), a sponsorship opportunity for women entrepreneurs in the NYC area looking to gain technology skills to take their business to the next level. In addition to fully covered access to GA supplemental skills training, the recipients will join the JVF community of like minded women entrepreneurs. JVF offers specialized mentorship, including specific course support. The foundation is committed to investing in each individual who participates in these opportunities, whatever their stage of entrepreneurial business development. Interested candidates can apply here.
Throughout history, Black women have been trailblazers in the tech industry, despite facing societal challenges and inequities. Inventing groundbreaking products and pushing the boundaries of what is possible has evolved. In the 21st century, this legacy of innovation continues as Black women continue to make their mark.
To celebrate Black History Month we are highlighting Black women who are making a huge impact on today’s society. Keep reading to hear their stories…