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Thomas University officials announced today a new partnership with Appddiction Studio to offer agile and certification training in Georgia and online.
Appddiction Studio performs over $100 million in Agile software development contracts for the United States Department of Defense. They are a Gold Partner to Scaled Agile, a leading lean and agile organization whose framework has been implemented across many of the world’s largest organizations, such as Phillips, Hewlett-Packard and Cisco. Thomas University joins other Appdiction training partners, such as the University of Texas at San Antonio and St. Mary’s University in Calgary, Canada.
Software development companies need to use agile to stay competitive in the market, and therefore want software developers who are familiar with agile methodologies. Agile enables software to be delivered faster, at a higher quality and at a lower cost. Developers with agile certifications are typically hired at a higher starting salary than those without a foundation in agile.
“Appddiction Studio is proud to partner with Thomas University,” said Timothy Porter, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Appddiction Studio. “This partnership will provide adult learners with high-quality, high-impact agile skills to empower them to make a career change or take their career to the next level.”
In line with this partnership, Thomas University is in the process of designing a new academic major in Cloud Computing thanks to funding from the Singletary Foundation. The program is currently in development with an advisory group of leaders from industries including Amazon Web Services and Cisco. The major will include opportunities for students to earn certifications in Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft, cybersecurity and others.
“We are very excited to have such accomplished and experienced IT professionals on our advisory group,” said Dr. John Meis, Vice President for Academic Affairs. “This is a growing field, and we are working diligently to design a bachelor’s degree program that will meet industry demands. The program will need to be submitted to our accreditor for final approval before we can offer this major. We hope to have everything in order for the Fall 2021 semester.”
The Appddiction training in agile software development and other agile-certified roles enriches the certification training already available at TU and helps meet the changing landscape and growing need for a tech-savvy workforce.