Imagine a place where age is just a number, and learning is a collaborative journey without traditional teachers. Over two years ago, kood/Jõhvi opened its doors to individuals aged 18 and above, inviting them on a remarkable programming and IT education adventure. Today, let’s take a closer look at the journey of kood/Jõhvi and meet some of the incredible individuals who’ve chosen this unique path
The 18-month educational program at kood/Jõhvi is designed to teach 21st-century skills, primarily programming, which is in high demand in the job market. Through practical projects, students acquire the necessary knowledge to thrive in the rapidly evolving world of technology. Interestingly, all the learning takes place through student collaboration, without any traditional teachers.
Who Are the Students Who Choose kood/Jõhvi?
A total of almost 700 learners from vastly different backgrounds have started their studies at kood/Jõhvi. Some of them have quit or finished the program, found jobs during their studies or are studying to complete all needed modules. The learners have an average age of 27, come from 24 different nationalities, and educationally range from Basic education graduates to Doctoral degree holders.
Who are they exactly? Let’s take a closer look at 2 examples.
21-year-old Gunta arrived in Estonia from Latvia
“I spent some time at University, but I realised that the traditional classroom learning didn’t align with my learning style. Instead, it drained my energy and reduced my motivation. The hands-on learning approach at kood/Jõhvi matched my needs and goals much better, so I decided to go for it.”
For 35-year-old Egon, this is a career turning point
“After obtaining my Master’s degree, I mostly worked in various startups around the world. However, I wanted to expand my knowledge and skills in the technology sector, and that’s when I stumbled upon kood/Jõhvi. It turned out to be the perfect opportunity for me, meeting all requirements and expectations. I really enjoy being part of a community of like-minded people.”
How Does the School Application Process Work?
There are two admission criteria for the school: 1) the applicant must be at least 18 years old, and 2) they must have at least a basic education.
kood/Jõhvi places great value on a person’s motivation. To select individuals who could come to the school to study and excel, a two-part entrance test has been devised.
Want to learn more on how it works? Head over to our ‘how to apply‘ page!
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