The Microsoft Leap Apprenticeship Program is focused on diversifying the tech pipeline by onboarding non-traditional tech talent (read: bootcamp alumni)! After graduating hundreds of apprentices over the years, the Microsoft Leap Apprenticeship Program continues to expand its global reach. We caught up with Yolanda Natal-Santos, Senior Business Program Manager at Microsoft Leap about the application process, the ideal candidates for this program, and how they’re helping the business world re-evaluate their hiring processes.
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Let’s dive into the most popular no-code and low-code platforms. For beginners, many of these platforms host their own free tutorials to help people get started. To master this new trend in tech, we rounded up the best no-code bootcamps.Continue Reading
General Assembly is returning to in-person classroom this Fall 2021. Adele McCarthy-Beauvais, General Assembly’s Senior Director of Community Growth & Programming, explains which campuses are reopening, what students can expect from in-person learning, and the steps General Assembly is taking to make their in-person campuses operate smoothly and safely for everyone. Find out what makes these in-person campuses unique, and how to decide between General Assembly’s online and in-person Immersives.
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Steven toured the world as a theatrical electrician, but when the global pandemic put a screeching halt to his career, he decided to make the leap into tech. Steven shares why Coding Dojo was worth it for him, and walks us through the benefits of their attentive teaching staff, project-based curriculum, and comprehensive career support. Plus, Steven shares his advice for other performing artists considering a tech career and which remote job search strategies worked best for him!
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When he was laid off at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Akibo Watson decided it was time to pivot his sales role into a more stable, data-driven career. Akibo enrolled in the part-time course at Columbia Engineering Data Analytics Boot Camp (powered by Trilogy Education Services, a 2U, Inc. brand) to learn the fundamentals of the field and build up his professional portfolio with relevant projects. Before completing the boot camp, Akibo landed a contract position that developed into a full-time IT Business Analyst role at Veritas Technologies. Akibo shares how Columbia Engineering Data Analytics Boot Camp’s comprehensive career support gave him the confidence to successfully land his new job.
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The UT Arlington Cloud Engineering Bootcamp powered by Quickstart gives students real-world projects, on-demand mentoring, and portfolio-building opportunities. From strengthening security to understanding servers, Edgar Ayala’s final project – a Virtual Private Cloud – demonstrates everything Edgar learned in the online bootcamp. Now on the job hunt for his first cloud engineering role, Edgar shares his insights into UT Arlington Bootcamps powered by Quickstart, how to make the most of the online bootcamp experience, and the kind of instructional and career support students can expect.Continue Reading
User experience (UX) design is an in-demand tech field offering plenty of opportunities for career-changers and upskillers. Nicole of Designlab demystifies the UX design career path from entry-level to senior-level UX design roles, diving deep into the traits of successful UX designers and the typical responsibilities and salaries at each career level. With her many years experience as a design recruiter, Nicole illuminates how new UX designers can stand out in the field with her expert advice on UX design portfolios. Plus, learn how Designlab supports each student’s career goals through curriculum, mentorship, and personalized career coaching through their UX Academy program.Continue Reading