SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - May 14, 2013) - RocketSpace, an open innovation campus in San Francisco, announced today the launch of RocketU, an education and talent business focused on professional development programs and placement for both technical professionals and entrepreneurs. RocketU students will gain access to curated learning tracks that enable them to independently select programs that meet their individual career objectives.
Michelle Berry, senior vice president of RocketU, will be responsible for the development, growth and expansion of the education and talent business within the RocketSpace open innovation campus.
"We are in the midst of a technology skills crisis," said Berry. "There are not enough highly skilled, technical software developers to meet current demand. The goal of RocketU is to develop well-rounded, next generation technical talent to meet the hiring needs of innovative, high-growth technology companies."
RocketU will offer a broad spectrum of technical immersion programs, developer boot camps, professional development courses and leadership education intensives to meet the needs of professionals throughout their career trajectory. The program is geared toward top performing, highly motivated professionals who view career development as a priority.
"RocketSpace is dedicated to building the perfect ecosystem of resources technology companies need to grow," said Duncan Logan, CEO of RocketSpace and RocketU. "Our open innovation campus will provide RocketU students with an unparalleled learning experience similar to the environment in some of the most innovative companies in the world as well as giving them access to potential employment once they're RocketU certified."
RocketU is now accepting applications for its first technical boot camp due to run in the summer of 2013. Please visit www.rocket-space.com/rocketu for additional information and to apply.
RocketSpace is an open innovation campus located in the heart of San Francisco. Its members are innovative, fast-growing technology companies who want to gain an unfair advantage in the market. Similarly to top business schools, RocketSpace surrounds its members with the perfect ecosystem of resources they need to grow, including easy access to corporate brands, venture funds, partnerships, speakers, mentoring, talent and corporate resources required for next stage growth. Notable alumni include Uber, Leap Motion, Snip.it and Podio. Corporate partners include British Airways, Microsoft, Pearson and General Motors. For more information, please visit http://www.rocket-space.com and follow us at @RocketSpace.