Our story

We are proud that 100% of SkipQ's graduates from our October 2021 cohort received job offers from top-notch tech companies at salaries of PKR 80K or more per month.

We are senior tech engineers and academics who are pooling our collective expertise to solve the skills gap between industry and academia.

SkipQ's mission is to transform the career of early-stage software engineers by training and placing them in leading tech companies.

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Our customers' testimonials

Xgrid provides a range of secure cloud infrastructure, devOps, cloud native application development and cloud operations services to top startups and Fortune 500 companies. SkipQ has significantly reduced the pain of hiring skilled software developers. While fresh graduates generally don’t know cloud or related concepts (e.g. CI/CD), SkipQ trainees were skilled in these topics. We hired all 3 SkipQ trainees we interviewed and would love to hire trainees from SkipQ’s next cohorts! - Saad Arshed, COO - Xgrid.

Roomy is a rapidly growing hospitality logistics tech SaaS company based in Islamabad. We are continuously seeking software developers as we build a product suite to automate and streamline business operations and improve experiences for our customers. SkipQ’s trained engineers passed our hiring bar. We look forward to hiring SkipQ trainees again! - Abdul Rehman Malik, CTO - Roomy.pk.

Our trainees' testimonials

“Working with SkipQ was a life-changing experience for me. It was challenging and in turn rewarding. Their curriculum is well designed and well-focused. You will have a hands-on learning experience by following scrum frameworks, daily standups, and weekly demos. They not only focus on technical skills but on soft skills too, they prepare you for interviews by taking mock interviews. Once you qualify for their course, they will arrange interviews with big IT companies. I was able to secure my job at Xgrid as a software engineer just by taking their 8-week Cloud DevOps Program.” - Muhammad Asghar Ali Qureshi (SkipQ graduate and Software Engineer at Xgrid)

“What’s amazing is that I enjoyed the journey more than the destination. I successfully pivoted from consultant to a hands-on engineer thanks to SkipQ, and landing a job with a company like Roomy is beyond my expectations. As someone with a Machine Learning background, I’m telling you, DevOps is fun.” - Muhammad Mubashirullah Durrani (SkipQ graduate and Software Engineer at Roomy).

“I feel very proud to be part of the first batch of SkipQ and get the opportunity to work with people from the best software companies of the world. As much as my journey was challenging to work in a simulated industrial environment, it was an amazing learning experience towards DevOps and aws services. SkipQ helped me to get a clear vision of my career along with scaling-up my skills to an industrial level and led my way to Roomy as a software Engineer." - Saira Fatima (SkipQ graduate and Software Engineer at Roomy).

SkipQ in the News

I would like to make mention of at least one Pakistani ed-tech/training startup ‘SkipQ’ (https://www.skipq.org/) that has identified this gap [between industry and academia] and developed a successful business model that addresses it. Currently they are focused on meeting the demand for cloud computing skills in the market. They select cohorts of fresh graduates, train them on a tool/ platform and contemporary development workflows for about six weeks. In this time, they bridge the gap between what they know and what employers need them to know, while paying them a small stipend. Those who negotiate the programme successfully have a job waiting for them. This model is working so well that multiple cohorts are pre-booked for hiring by employers. - Ayesha Razzaque, Technical Advisor at Ministry of Federal and Professional Training. Full article available here

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Where is SkipQ located?

SkipQ is located in Silicon Valley, California, USA.

Q. Is the 6-week training program full time?

Yes, each student will have to commit to SkipQ full-time during the 6 weeks training program. The training will run from 8 AM to 5:30 PM every Monday - Friday.

Q. What is included in SkipQ’s training?

You will learn about production-grade programming on the world’s biggest cloud, AWS. You will learn bleeding-edge DevOps technologies. You will learn how to do agile development and professional communications.

Q. Can I take part in the program remotely?

Yes. The training program will be run remotely.

Q. When does the next SkipQ cohort start?

Our next cohort starts on February 14, 2022.

Q. Can I take the training part-time?

No, you need to commit yourself full-time to the 6-weeks training program. Part time arrangements are not possible.

Q. How will SkipQ guarantee that I get a job?

At the end of the program, you will be guaranteed at least 3 interviews with top-tier companies. If you graduate from our program, we are confident you will easily pass these interviews. We are proud that 100% of SkipQ's graduates from our October 2021 cohort received job offers from top-notch tech companies at salaries of PKR 80K or more per month.

Q. Which companies will interview me once I graduate?

SkipQ partners with top-tier tech companies in Pakistan. If you have a dream company then we are likely working with them already. Trainees from our last cohort were placed in companies such as Xgrid and Roomy.pk

Q. What prerequisites do I need to fulfil to sign up?

You need to have a Bachelors of Science degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics or basic sciences. Having prior experience in industry is a plus, but is not required.

Q. How do I give myself the best chance of getting selected?

Please apply and we will invite you to take our online programming test. You need to have basic Python knowledge to pass the exam. To prepare, please learn Python from this Youtube video and solve Easy and Medium level Python problems on Leetcode.

Q. What do I need to do to sign up?

Apply here and we will get in touch.

Q. What resources do I need to follow the program remotely?

You will need access to a computer and a working internet connection.

Q. How much do I have to pay for SkipQ's training?

You pay nothing. In fact, we will pay you PKR 8,000 during the training.

Q. If I get into a SkipQ cohort, am I guaranteed to graduate?

No, this is a rigorous training program and we only graduate trainees that hit our bar. This high bar is our commitment to the companies that you will work in, once you graduate.

Q. Why did you start SkipQ?

We are senior tech engineers and academics who are pooling our collective expertise to solve the skills gap between industry and academia. SkipQ's mission is to transform the career of early-stage software engineers by training and placing them in leading tech companies.