Appian has announced #lowcode4all, a programme focused on providing access to low-code education and certification to drive career advancement and opportunity for the next generation of low-code developers.
The free program guides eligible participants through a clear path to learn low-code technology and complete their Appian Certified Associate Developer exam.
Appian aims to issue at least 1,000 #lowcode4all scholarships this year.
By reducing the financial barriers, #lowcode4all aims to democratises access to a career in low-code.
Initially, the #lowcode4all program is available to current undergraduate and graduate students, students who have paused their education, unemployed individuals and career-changers, and the military veteran population.
For the programme, Appian created a new Low-Code Ready Badge, shareable on LinkedIn, that tells prospective employers that the candidate is trained in low-code and is ready to be a productive member of a team.
Hiring partner network
After attaining the badge, program participants receive a voucher for the certification exam. After earning Appian Certified Associate Developer status, program participants have access to hiring recruiters through the #lowcode4all ‘hiring partner network’.
“The global economy needs more developers. The ease of learning low-code enables people to shift careers, update skills, and improve their circumstances. Appian is committed to making low-code careers available for all,” said Appian CEO Matt Calkins.
#lowcode4all program participants are provided with:
- A low-code curriculum and education resources.
- A clear learning path to earn a Low-Code Ready Badge and to complete the Appian Certified Associate Developer exam for free.
- Access to hiring recruiters through the Appian Partner network.
- Job search skills support (resume help, interview tips, etc.).
According to Morgan Stanley, there is a 1.4 million shortage of professional software engineers in the US alone.
Low-code technology is thought to now potentially fill that gap. Gartner predicts that by 2025, 70% of new applications developed by enterprises will use low-code or no-code technologies, up from less than 25% in 2020.
As part of #lowcode4all, Appian is also establishing the #lowcode4all coalition, which will include a diverse mix of non-profit, corporate, and academic institutions to help the program reach all eligible participants. Initial partners include train-to-hire firms SkillStorm, Revature, Ethnus, and Xebia.
To apply to be a #lowcode4all participant, go to www.appian.com/lowcode4all.