Start a new career in tech
Applications are open for our upcoming courses. You don’t need a technical background – you just need a high motivation to join. Most of our courses are in English, but we also offer a Spanish version (but with the materials in English).
Studying at Migracode requires effort and time from your side. We offer two weekly classroom activities, Besides those classes, you need to work daily on your homework. Once you are accepted as a student, you will receive the specific schedules.
Read more or apply directly by scrolling all the way down. Make sure to read all the information before applying.
Why study at Migracode?
No participation costs, free laptop usage and open use of co-working spaces
Connecting you to companies, support with job search and help with job preparations
Become part of our community and get to know people from different backgrounds
The course is free of cost. In return, we ask 100% dedication from each student. During the eight-month code course at Migracode – including the classroom activities and the homework exercises – you need to dedicate up to 25-30 hours per week to be able to complete our course.
What will you learn?
Introduction: The Terminal and GitHub
In the first week, you will get an introduction to the world of coding, including explanations how to use the terminal, what GitHub is and why you will use it and how to ‘push’ the website you made during the application process to this developers platform.
Module 1: HTML & CSS
HTML and CSS are the building blocks of any website and in this module we teach you how to use them well. You will learn how to make responsive, modern websites.
Module 5: React
React is a modern framework that makes creating complex website’s in a reusable way very easy. In this module we teach how React works and why it is a great way to make websites.
Module 6: Databases/Node
Databases and Node go hand in hand and are essential for any modern web application. In this module we teach you how NodeJS operates, while also teaching the theory and implementation of a database.
Module 7: Real Life Project
In the last part of our course, you will work in a small team to develop a product. The project is a simulation of how you would have to work in a tech company, and encourages you to combine all the things you have learned during the course.
Module 8: Soft Skills
Throughout the course, we offer various soft skills trainings to fully prepare you to work in a team inside a tech company. For instance, we offer effective communication trainings, personality trainings and professional writing training sessions.
Evening class on a weekday from 18:00 to 22:00
Up to 20 hours each week, with help from our volunteers
Morning or afternoon class on Saturday of four hours
Please note that all our activities are currently being carried out online due to the Covid19 situation.
Our learning objectives in detail
- Learn how to use Git and the Command Line, and also how to use the related GitHub platform
- Learn how to use project management tools such as Trello, Slack and Cloud Services
- Learn how to think in algorithms and how to search for solutions
- Learn how to use LinkedIn and how to benefit most from this platform
- Learn how to prepare and go through an interview process to get hired by a professional IT company
- Learn how to create and design a professional CV/Resume
General soft skills:
- Learn how to work in a team under supervision of a mentor
- Learn how to communicate effectively through professional communication training
- Learn how to work with people from different cultures and nationalities
- Learn how to cope with work-related stress and how to plan ahead
- Learn how to be proactive in asking things and approaching people
Read the story of a Migracode student from Syria
You can also receive..
We have a internal mental health care team with a social worker and two therapists who are ready to support you
Basic legal support
We have various volunteers who have knowledge about work permits and other legal topics, who will try to help you
We have some great volunteers who can guide you if you feel lost about your career in tech and your future options
If you have children and you cannot afford daycare for them during classes, we have volunteers who can take care of them