• 2022 Piscines to offer around 1,000 seats for aspiring coders to join the immersive assessment stage
• Registration for Piscine 1 closing January 4
• 42 Abu Dhabi curriculum fosters highly transferable skills and innovative thinking to guarantee coders future relevancy in any industry
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 14 December, 2021: 42 Abu Dhabi, the UAE capital’s innovative and disruptive coding school that provides a unique peer-to-peer, gamified learning methodology, will host six pre-selection events in 2022 as part of ongoing efforts to drive student intake and further fuel the emirate’s global coding capital ambitions.
High school graduates, university students, employees, and those looking for work across all industries with an interest in upskilling or reskilling are encouraged to apply irrespective of coding experience, there is no upper age limit; a high school certificate and a minimum age of 18 years old are the only stipulation.
With 42 Abu Dhabi already producing a hotbed of programming talent, the half-dozen series of pre-selection events called ‘Piscines’ – which are intense and immersive assessments testing candidates’ computer programming aptitude, motivation, endurance, and commitment - will see more than 1,000 aspiring coders test battle for cohort places at the emirate’s revolutionary coding school next year.
“We launched our program for the first time in September, and we currently have 152 students from more than 32 nationalities who completed our inaugural three Piscines,” explained Leo Filardi, CEO of 42 Abu Dhabi. “As we embark on our first full-year of operations, and after experiencing unprecedented demand, we decided to expand the series of Piscines to grant thousands of candidates the opportunity to compete for places. The core to our program’s ethos is freedom of choice and empowering our students to direct their learning, we wanted to apply the same values to the Piscines too by allowing applicants the ability to choose a Piscine schedule most suitable for them. Once accepted into a Piscine they will gain holistic programming understanding, coding up to 15 hours per day during a multi-faceted deep dive into our unique learning methodology.”
Potential applicants for Piscine 1 must submit applications prior to registration closing on January 4, 2022. Piscine 2 will operate in March; Piscine 3 in May; Piscine 4 in August; Piscine 5 in September and Piscine 6 December.
“Coding is no longer the future – it is the present. 42 Abu Dhabi’s peer-to-peer gamified methodology enables students to build a unique repertoire of soft and hard skills that hone their emotional intelligence and empower adaptable and analytical thinking, and create disciplined and self-motivated problem-solvers,” added Filardi.
“Our students are gaining highly transferable skills that have guaranteed relevancy in any industry. When this acumen is coupled with 42 Abu Dhabi’s robust industry partnership scheme, which boasts unrivalled career growth opportunities and employment avenues at some of the UAE’s largest industry heavyweights, we are creating a diverse and inclusive coding education infrastructure that enables a future-ready workforce.”
The Piscines will be held at the 42 Abu Dhabi campus in Mina Zayed warehouses district. Successful Piscine candidates are required to complete 42 Abu Dhabi’s pre-selection ‘Game’ - an online assessment which evaluates cognitive capacity via logic and memory tests - and attend a virtual Check-in discovery session to be briefed on the Piscine and the learning methodology.
While no previous coding experience or academic qualifications are required to apply for 42 Abu Dhabi, candidates must be aged 18 years old and above, and display ambition, aptitude, commitment, proactivity, curiosity, creativity, and possess an innate ability to adapt and collaborate.
With the school’s first campus opening in 2013 in Paris, the 42 Network’s disruptive curriculum has equipped more than 12,000 students across 34 campuses around the world with essential digital and business skills.