(WFXR) — Virginia Tech has partnered with an online teaching website to launch a new management program next month as the demand for workers grows.
Virginia Tech, along with Fullstack Academy, is set to kick off a new “live-online” program that will teach nearly 18,000 skills to fulfill product management jobs in Virginia.
“We are in the midst of product management’s ‘Golden Age.’ It’s one of the fastest-growing areas in business today, with the increase in demand for product management jobs outpacing the increase in job demand across all industries in the U.S. by 500%,” said Jerrad Tausz, CEO of Fullstack Academy.
Experts predict that the average entry-level salary of a product manager will be over $91,000, as the industry is projected to grow 11% in the next 10 years.
According to Fullstack Academy representatives, enrollment at Virginia Tech is not required for the 25-week program. Instead of a heavy focus on reading and writing, this curriculum is reportedly focused on practicing management skills in real-life scenarios.
“The curriculum for the Product Management Bootcamp was developed by a dynamic team of nearly a dozen industry experts with professional experience at some of the top tech organizations and educational institutions,” said Bryan Kind, vice president of academics at Fullstack Academy. “They’ve designed some of the most modern, robust tech-focused curricula on the market.”
The tuition for the program is $12,495, covering the cost of the five courses — which include a 12-week essentials course and four three-week specialized courses, including a one-week break.
There is a $1,500 Founder’s Scholarship that can be put toward the cost of the program, which is available to all who enroll in the program this year.
The deadline to register for the product management boot camp is Tuesday, June 28.