42 Abu Dhabi School opens applications for new students to unlock their coding potential

ABU DHABI, 11th August, 2023 (WAM) --  42 Abu Dhabi, the UAE capital’s innovative and disruptive coding school that provides a unique peer-to-peer, gamified learning methodology, has opened applications for candidates to register and join its upcoming intense coding boot camp called ‘Piscine’. The camp will be held on the 4th of September, with the aim of selecting candidates to enroll in its tuition-free coding school. 

The Piscine, derived from the French word for "swimming pool," is an intense and immersive 25-day boot camp that tests candidates’ computer programmeming skills as well as their drive, perseverance, and devotion towards it. It is the final stage in the application process to 42 Abu Dhabi’s programme. 

Potential applicants who are interested in joining the upcoming ‘Piscine’ may visit 42 Abu Dhabi’s official website, where they will have to complete 42 Abu Dhabi’s pre-selection ‘Game’ - an online assessment which evaluates cognitive capacity via logic and memory tests - and attend an in person Check-in discovery session to be briefed on the Piscine and the learning methodology. Once the candidates successfully pass the Piscine, they will be able to join 42 Abu Dhabi’s coding programme and start their exceptional learning journey.

Support for Emirati talents 

Students who join 42 Abu Dhabi will be able to leverage the school’s strategic partner network with leading organisations and companies across different industries and sectors, such as Mubadala Investment Company, Abu Dhabi Department of Energy (DoE), Department of Government Support, Microsoft and BEACON RED. 

Through the school’s strategic network of partners, 42 Abu Dhabi provides Emirati talents with sponsorship opportunities and offers stipends for every UAE national who joins 42 Abu Dhabi. In the past year, 358 job and internship opportunities were offered to 42 Abu Dhabi students, including 109 sponsorships for UAE national students.

All 42 Abu Dhabi students who complete the school’s Common Core, four additional modules and six-month internship are eligible to receive a Diploma in software development recognised by the National Qualification Centre (NQC) in the UAE.

Marcos Muller Habig, Acting CEO of 42 Abu Dhabi, said, "We are pleased to host our fourth Piscine this year, reaffirming our efforts in building a generation of skilled coders, equipped to drive the Emirate’s digital transformation. At 42 Abu Dhabi, we are steadfast in our commitment to fostering a digitally aware and technology-driven talent pool of coders. In doing so, we empower our students to lead successful and rewarding careers in emerging digital fields.”

Future-ready workforce

Since its launch, 42 Abu Dhabi has enrolled 475 students, including 137 UAE national students, to further support Abu Dhabi’s efforts to create a diverse and inclusive education infrastructure that enables a future-ready workforce.

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 possess an innate ability to adapt and collaborate.

42 Abu Dhabi is an innovative and disruptive coding school, launched in 2020 as an initiative of ADEK, to drive Abu Dhabi’s ongoing development through multi-faceted investments in business, innovation, and people.
For more information and to apply, visit www.42AbuDhabi.ae.