When you think of code school, most likely, the first thing that comes to mind is learning technical coding skills. While technical skills are hugely important and the reason why students seek out our program, we also place a high value on soft skills – the intangible qualities that make good programmers great. Throughout our courses we proactively give students feedback on their interactions and contributions in group projects, their communication skills, and the strengths and weaknesses they’ll carry into their professional work.
Our executive director of the code school, Jessica Mitsch, recently expanded on this topic in her InfoWorld column, Trained for the Future, and shared insights she has gained on the importance of soft skills from working with hiring managers across the country.
Read an excerpt of Jessica’s InfoWorld article, “The value of soft skills in a high-tech world,” below: