Overcoming Obstacles: Alexandru Cocindau’s Path to Success

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Technology is as much a challenge as it is an asset, and with radical new innovations coming as fast as ever, educating and upskilling experts is an obstacle of its own. Automation and algorithmic coding are new frontiers pushing advancements in cloud computing and cybersecurity, all with complexities multiplied by the solutions and possibilities of AI. At the same time that the tech industry is rapidly expanding, many other industries—from retail to real estate, even to nonprofits—have increasing demands for tech specialists who can revitalize outdated systems.

As a serial entrepreneur with over 18 years of diverse experience across IT, fintech, real estate, and more, Alexandru Cocindau had a firsthand view of a critical problem across all of these industries: a shortage of skilled tech talent in the workforce. Despite leading his first IT company, Active Design, to become an industry benchmark, Cocindau was constantly struggling to find qualified developers.

How to Create New Tech Experts

This challenge led Cocindau to pioneer an unconventional training approach in 2017 with Active Academy. Replacing traditional university lectures with immersive project-based learning guided by seasoned developers, Active Academy had a significant impact. Over 60% of its graduates secured jobs, proving the model’s effectiveness.

Cocindau’s experiences crystallized his vision for revolutionizing tech education through the TeachMeCode Institute, founded in 2022 in Dubai. Leveraging state-of-the-art facilities and small class sizes capped at 20 students, TeachMeCode provides individualized, hands-on training that seamlessly integrates cutting-edge technologies like AI.

Placing Grads Where They Can Make a Difference

But coding fundamentals alone are insufficient. TeachMeCode’s comprehensive curriculum cultivates the crucial problem-solving abilities to thrive in an ever-evolving tech landscape. As AI, machine learning, blockchain, and other disruptive technologies reshape industries as varied as healthcare, finance, and customer service, upskilling the workforce has become an urgent priority.

Cocindau recognized this need, pushing the belief that investing in oneself through quality tech education is vital for long-term career success. His innovative TeachMeCode model directly connects graduates with potential employers through personalized profiles, creating an efficient pipeline for companies desperate for tech talent.

Over 1,000 graduates have already secured jobs at leading firms across verticals like full-stack development, blockchain, and cybersecurity. With a remarkable 95% job placement rate, the institute is doing its part to satisfy an incredible industry shortage.

More Long-Term Solutions Are Needed

The shortage of experts is a long-term problem, and upskilling those already in the industry is its own demand. To make lasting change, solutions like TeachMeCode must be step one of a larger effort that includes more institutes, more hands-on training, and more accessible upskilling for professionals already in the workforce.

The positive outcomes of more educational options in the tech industry cannot be overstated. As the industry continues to grow and increasing technological infrastructure becomes commonplace in more industries every day, technological education has the power to elevate societies by equipping youth with future-proof skills. Cocindau’s TeachMeCode is at the forefront of this transformation, empowering the next generation to remain competitive in the global race for innovation supremacy.


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