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Meet Erik from Online Coding Bootcamp

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To start over again with a 3-year education wasn’t an alternative, the lost years stressed me, and I wanted a highway to get out on the labour market.

Erik Bergman is one of the lucky few that got a spot in our new Remote Coding Bootcamp in JavaScript. After injuring his back in an accident he had to quit his studies at the university and now he´s taking the fast track to a new career in IT with AW Academy.

Hi Erik, congratulations to your seat in the Online Coding Bootcamp! Tell us who you are?

I´m a 28-year-old guy from Borlänge, Sweden who just bought my dream house at the countryside. I´ve hurt my back so continuous training is important to me and outdoor life is now a big part of my life where I combine training with pleasure. I also have a big interest for motor-driven vehicles and often work on them during late nights in the garage with my father. And then of course there´s the interest in consoles and computers, I built my first one at the age of 13 getting components from our relatives in Saudi Arabia to get maximal prestanda – that´s when my interest in IT really hit off.  

How come you applied to AW Academy and Online Coding Bootcamp?

In the summer of 2014 I broke my back in a cross accident, my stubborn side kicked in and already during rehab I applied and started my studies at the university within Computer Science. After 6 months I had to drop out due to sever pains and complications with the injury, I couldn´t sit down by the computer for more than 15 minutes.

After 3 years I had one more surgery that gave me my life back. I got rid of the pain and could start building up my life again. It bothered me that I couldn´t finish school since I knew IT was for me! To start over again with a 3-year education wasn’t an alternative, the lost years stressed me, and I wanted a highway to get out on the labour market. AW Academy´s intense and effective set up was attractive to me, the timing was perfect since I´m in between jobs and asked myself – what do I want to do in life? My sisters husband took a degree in computer science at the University and we went through your Bootcamp and curricula and it´s clear that you educate those skills needed out in the industry. I´m motivated by the thought of all the time I put down in the training will be directly useful for me in my new career. From my perspective the money I invest in this I save up in time. Other education may be for free, but you often must take loans to survive during the years of traditional studies.  

What expectations do you have before the start of the Bootcamp?

My expectations around the program is high! I want it to give me enough knowledge to get a kick start of my new career within IT.

Finally, give us your best tips on passing the application process?

Have peace and quiet around you when you start the logic test. Look at the application process as a challenge and take the chance!

Do you also want a quick and effective way into IT? Last application date to our Remote JavaScript Bootcamp is 25th of August – send in your application right away!

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