Appian has announced a program to provide the next generation of low-code developers with access to education on the subject and certification to foster career opportunities.
The free program will offer eligible participants a clear path to learning low-code technology and allow them to complete their Appian Certified Associate Developer exam.
The company intends to issue a minimum of 1,000 #lowcode4all scholarships worldwide this year.
Citing research by Morgan Stanley, Appian says there are currently 26 million total developers in the world, and the industry is anticipated to require 38 million by 2024.
Additionally, Appian notes that low-code technology is one of the most rapidly growing industries, and it will fill the necessary gap because anyone is capable of learning it.
Acknowledging research from Gartner, Appian also says 70% of new applications developed by businesses will use low-code or no-code technologies, an increase from under 25% in 2020.
The #lowcode4all scholarship program allows anybody to have a career in low-code by taking out the financial barriers.
The program will initially be available to current undergraduate and graduate students as well as students who have taken a break from their education or those who are unemployed or looking for a career change.
Further, Appian has created a new Low-Code Ready Badge for the program that will be shareable on LinkedIn and tells prospective employers that the candidate is trained in low-code and is ready for an industry job.
Program participants will also receive a voucher for the certification exam after they have attained the badge.
Moreover, once they have achieved Appian Certified Associate Developer Status, participants will be able to contact hiring recruiters through the #lowcode4all Hiring Partner network to assist them with resumes, interview tips and other resources.
“The Australian economy needs more developers. The ease of learning low-code enables people to shift careers, update skills, and improve their circumstances,” Appian CEO Matt Calkins says.
“Appian is committed to making low-code careers available for all.
Key Appian partners such as Procensol are supporting the #lowcode4all program throughout Australia and the Asia Pacific region.
This will allow partners to spread awareness about the program among target communities and include them in the #lowcode4all Hiring Network to assist with placing graduates in jobs.
“Australia must increase its developer talent pool to meet the needs of the local market,” Procensol managing director Dan Cooke says.
“With more organisations seeking applications built on low-code, initiatives like Appian's #lowcode4all program will help open new pathways for the next generation of software engineering talent.
“We look forward to supporting the program and welcoming graduates to the industry and our team in the future.
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.