16 Week Course
The solution crafted was a "Digital Academy" program. The program was designed to be an extensive 16-week course.
The first 8 weeks were run as "Academy" - classroom sessions with hands-on training. This covered best practices in Coding, Agile Programing, Pair Programming. TDD in the languages and technologies that were chosen for the batch.
The second 8 weeks was the "Enablement" Phase where the students would join a live project as a team member and start contributing there
The students were measured on their learning and how well they apply their skills on the ground.
To make this scalable, we introduced a "Trainer" Bootcamp to help train senior graduates to become the faculty along with our trainers.
Our organization and process design was tweaked to support this Academy program, helping absorb the graduates from this academy into various workstreams