Later this month, Code Institute will hold our next Open Evening in Wittenborg University, Amsterdam. We are really looking forward to it. To make that evening even more exciting, the previous night, May 22, we will hold our first Industry Advisory Council (IAC) meeting in the Netherlands – with the aim of ensuring that our course meets employer’s standards for our students in the Netherlands.
What is the IAC?
The Industry Advisory Council (IAC) is a representative body, comprising of industry employers, recruiters, academics, enterprise organisations and startups. The group provides validation and guidance around the education and certification programs created by Code Institute.
By providing expert, peer reviews and recommendations on a regular basis, the IAC ensures that Code Institute graduates have the skills necessary to gain employment and subsequently grow and prosper in their new job.
Code Institute looks forward to welcoming CEOs and other representatives from some of the biggest tech companies in the country. Companies including; Capgemini, Valtech, Booking.com, Wittenborg University, Netflix, Philips Lighting and BizDev Corp; will take part in the first IAC meeting.
These companies will add to our existing successful European IAC – which includes companies such as Accenture and PayPal. Through the IAC, we have learned how helpful and important they are for both us and our students. Having a Dutch council will be of huge advantage to our students based in the Netherlands.
The insights from the IAC allow us to keep our fingers on the pulse of the jobs market. Their advice lets us know what skills and expertise their workplaces most desire.