Mozilla offers free training for developers

For the second time ever, Mozilla is offering free training for developers through their School of Webcraft that runs in partnership with Peer 2 Peer University. The classes aim to educate students of all skill levels and to go above and beyond what’s taught at the high school and university level. The classes were created because the founders believe young learners don’t have access to quality development resources.

The volunteer-run classes range from six to 10 weeks long and cover topics like JavaScript, CSS, and HTML5. The school also offers classes on non-developer topics like SEO. Most classes are designed for all skill levels, from beginner to expert. They include a combination of online study groups, hands-on assignments, and open learning materials.

Leaders in the development community can also volunteer to host a course themselves with support from Mozilla who will provide materials, learning facilitation, and other resources necessary. Mozilla is also accepting proposals for new course ideas. Past classes have included Introduction to Drupal, Scripting 101, and Beginning Python Webservices.

The classes were offered for the first time last semester – and there are about 30 available starting in the month of January. To learn more, or to sign up for School of Webcraft, visit Sign-up for the upcoming semester begins on January 8, 2011.