Several well-known entrepreneurs in Estonia will open a coding school in Jõhvi, Ida-Viru County in 2021.
The school is aimed at helping reduce the growing demand for software developers in Estonia. Jõhvi Coding School is based on the internationally acclaimed 01 Edu platform which has been used in France, Finland, and Silicon Valley and comprises two years of intensive study where students set their own pace.
The teaching emphasizes working as part of a team and developing problem-solving skills. The school has received government funding to open. Well-known companies and organizations, such as Wise, SEB, LHV, Superangel, Bolt, Astrec Data, Pipedrive, the Estonian Founders’ Society, the Good Deed Education Foundation, and Startup Estonia are also supporting its opening.
As developing new talents needs supportive community and direct connections with ambitious organizations from various industries, the school is willing to cooperate with businesses. kood/Jõhvi will act as a business development support platform and network, increasing cross-sectoral co-creation capacity.