I’m Josh, the CEO of NEXT Academy.
I’m not going to lie. NEXT Academy isn’t the right place for everyone who wants to learn to code. We are not elitist or arrogant; we just can’t help those who expect the wrong things.
Our mission is simple. Our mission is to empower individuals with the skills, knowledge and network to build highly innovative solutions. We also have an agenda to build great entrepreneurs who will build truly global companies that solve real problems and/or change humanity for the better.
And because of our mission, we are not interested in making any more money from people who have the wrong expectations and/or attitude. We want our grads to be successful and we have full time staffs who are only focused on the welfare of our graduates but we can only help those who actually want to be helped.
The most successful grads of ours build apps used by thousands, tens of thousands and hundreds of thousands of people. Some have raised millions of dollars from investors. Some just wants to make lives better for others. And these successful grads possess honourable traits. They are humble, kind, empathetic, independent, relentlessly persistent and genuine. They are not necessarily the smartest. They are also not the talkers but the doers.
We can’t help you if...
You want us to spoon feed your learning process
The real world is hard as shit. If you want us to make you feel all good and cosy by showing you how to do things A-to-Z, we will not because we don’t want you to fail in life.
You want jobs to be served on a silver plater
If you only know how to ask for jobs but not hustle relentlessly for it while selling yourself with humility, you probably don’t deserve any good jobs
You are too arrogant. It’s your way or no way.
Uh. I don’t have much to say.
You are too spoilt and too smart for your own good
Some people think they deserve everything. No, none of us deserve anything. We gotta work for it. Not everyone in this world is going to be nice to you. Wake up, deal with it.
You can’t empathise with others
You can only view the world through your own lens. You are not willing to consider other people’s feelings.
You think NEXT Academy is a magic pill to save you
Nope. We are no magic pill. If you don’t at least try to save yourself, no one can. We are happy to help only if you are willing to try hard enough.
In a nutshell
Everyone who are successful after coming out from NEXT Academy are people who are committed, open-minded and very willing to put in the extra effort to learn. Our teaching style may not be for everybody. Some people prefer answers being provided to them. We don't do that because our goal is not to help you tick the correct answers to get a cert, but to build you up as a self-sufficient software developer.