Career centers and workforce development grants are a key resource for unemployed/underemployed workers looking to re-skill. Around 12 million people have contacted their local career centers this year, which is 8.5 million more than in 2019. Federal programs like WIOA (the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act), the CARES act, and even initiatives run by your city or state can make it possible to attend a bootcamp tuition-free! But these programs can be difficult to navigate, so we did the legwork for you – read our guide to finding a workforce development grant for bootcamp below.
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David Amyot was lost and uninspired by the path he was taking in college and in the Army. Driven by a lifelong love of computers and enlightened by the opportunity that awaited him in programming, he discovered CodeBoxx, and sought what was offered in this 16-week bootcamp. Now a Junior Developer in CodeBoxx’s Digital Solutions Business, David is financially and personally secure in the direction of his dreams. Find out how he went from no experience to the experience of a lifetime, utilizing an array of new skills ignited by the power of this coding bootcamp.
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A key component of most coding bootcamps is a capstone project that marks the culmination of everything students have learned. We caught up with Carrie Grossman, Frida Garcia, and Priyanka Farrell, three recent bootcamp graduates from the DigitalCrafts Full Stack Software Development Immersive to learn more about the capstone project, Brewsy, that they built together in just two weeks! Plus, these three grads share insights into what it’s like to learn and collaborate in DigitalCrafts remote classroom, and the types of jobs they’re prepared for today.Continue Reading
Laura Brennan worked in a variety of administrative jobs (including running her own bar in France!), but she yearned for a career that would fuel her ambitions to be a creative problem-solver. Laura listened to the advice of her supportive family and enrolled in BrainStation’s Web Development Bootcamp. Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, learn how Laura quickly landed a job as a Technical Support Analyst at Q4 Inc. with the support of BrainStation. Plus, get a look at her freecycling project that helped her land the job!
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Rena Silverman was a journalist for 15 years before a move to California inspired her to develop her technical skill set at Berkeley UX/UI Boot Camp. Three months after graduating from the program, she used her network to first land a job at Run The World as their Chief UX Writer and then, a few months later, at Truebill as a Content Strategist. Rena shares her personal experience as a Berkeley Boot Camp student, plus her insights on what it takes to make a career change into UI/UX Design today!
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The three most popular careers in data are data science, machine learning, and data engineering. But what exactly do these jobs entail? Jonathan Heyne, VP and General Manager of Data and Engineering Programs at Springboard, joins us to explain how these three jobs work together, the different tools that machine learning engineers, data scientists, and data engineers use on the job, the salaries you can expect in each role, and the education you need in order to get into these careers.
The Software Guild and sister company, mthree have launched Aspire 1000, a new scholarship program that gives free training to one thousand underrepresented new techies! The robust program offers skills training as well as thorough career support for graduates. But what makes this program so special is that it is completely free to accepted students! Rachel Green of The Software Guild and Piers Fox, Marketing Director of mthree, walk us through all the elements of the program, the teaching methodology, and why diversifying the tech pipeline is crucial to their mission.
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Clovette had many years of business experience, but knew she needed stronger hard skills in order to be competitive in today’s tech sales industry. Learn how Flockjay’s online tech sales bootcamp and career services gave Clovette the in-demand skills and reinforcement she needed to land a job as an Account Executive at Zoom. Clovette also shares which job search strategies worked best for her; plus how Flockjay’s support emboldened her to be a capable, confident woman of color in tech.
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National University recently partnered up with Sabio to launch an online coding immersive program with the potential to earn college credit. We spoke with Chris Graham and Susan Zukowski from National University and Sabio Co-Founder Liliana Monge to learn more about how this program combines a traditional academic path with the coding bootcamp advantage, who will be teaching the course, and the kinds of career services students will receive.
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Elaina was working three jobs and miserable when she discovered Prehired’s tech sales career launch program and lifetime membership. Today, Elaina is a business management consultant for Royal 4 Systems, and she shares how Prehired seamlessly transitioned her into a job she loves with practical sales skills and insight. Plus, Elaina offers advice for succeeding in the sales world and how she’s helping to increase women’s representation in her new industry.
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