CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- As demand for technically skilled financial talent surges, UNC Charlotte Continuing Education is launching the city of Charlotte's first intensive fintech training program in partnership with Trilogy Education, a 2U, Inc. brand. Aimed at adult learners, the FinTech Boot Camp at UNC Charlotte prepares professionals to meet the financial industry's rising demand for technology talent.
"We're fostering the digital skills Charlotte needs to maintain its position as one of the top banking and financial services centers in the nation," said Asher Haines, Director of Continuing Education at UNC Charlotte. "This new boot camp gives students a deep technical foundation and exposure to all of the cutting-edge fintech applications. Graduates will have the skills to become leaders of Charlotte's financial services sector by joining the city's top companies or by creating their own fintech startups."
The Charlotte area has quickly become an attractive location for fintech companies, like AvidXchange and Lending Tree, both of which recently announced major workforce expansions in the region. As finance transforms into a technology-driven industry, the city's established banks are also competing for a limited pool of tech talent. According to Burning Glass, Bank of America and Wells Fargo were the top companies hiring for coding skills in the Charlotte area over the last five years.
"Advanced data analysis skills and coding basics are becoming prerequisites for many of the most exciting positions in the banking industry. Finance professionals need to update their skills in order to remain relevant," said Dominique Edwards, a Data Quality Business Analyst at Wells Fargo and UNC Charlotte boot camp instructor. "The FinTech Boot Camp at UNC Charlotte will make its graduates hugely competitive in the local job market."