Depending on who you ask, the year 2020 either flew by or dragged on for far too long. Whichever it was, here at Le Wagon Montreal, it was a period of non-stop discoveries, lessons, and opportunities to put into practice like never before the true meaning of the words adaptability and resilience.
As a result of the March lockdown, we quickly had to implement and test a new approach to remote learning
. The challenge for us was making sure we could capture our immersive on-campus experience and reproduce it in a virtual environment. Mission accomplished. ✅
After the initial lockdown, we returned to campus adhering to strict health and safety measures while giving students the choice to continue the bootcamp remotely. Just like that, hybrid classes were born
. Our goal has been to help students make the most of the current situation to acquire strong technical skills. The formula works and we continue to offer it in 2021. ✅
Between lockdowns and deconfinements, to fully remote and hybrid classes, here is a glimpse of the milestones we achieved this year.
The success of our first part-time web development bootcamp: lessons learned
The Data Science bootcamp launches in Montreal
Having a positive impact on our students' careers
This year, more than a hundred students completed our bootcamps in Montreal, hailing from a wide variety of cultural and professional backgrounds — among them, a bartender, pilot, marketing specialist, financial specialist, real estate agent, designer, and hospitality professionals. This year, 40% of our students were women or identified as non-binary. One step closer towards closing the gap.
Pay it forward: a strong value in the Le Wagon community
An ever-growing network of partners
A great collaboration was developed with Urelles, a consulting firm specializing in the strategy and implementation of diversity policies in tech. We have launched an initiative to encourage and support women
aspiring to enter tech-related professions.
We are so excited to start 2021 and looking forward to the continued growth of our community.
We wish you a very happy and healthy new year!