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When Kaylee Anchulis decided to make a career change this year, she found the support and practical guidance she needed in Tech Elevator. But it all started with the application! Kaylee helps us dig into Tech Elevator’s selective admissions process and what to expect in the aptitude tests and behavioral interviews. Look for the “Tech Elevator Application Tips” for special advice from Terry Warnock, the Executive Director of Campus Operations at Tech Elevator. With that inside scoop from Tech Elevator and Kaylee’s firsthand experience, we’re helping you be best prepared for the admissions process and why it matters to your success in the program. Plus, learn more about Tech Elevator’s commitment to help students seamlessly transition to working remotely in their first developer role – Kaylee is now working as a Software Developer Associate at PNC!
Kaylee: The most important factor for me this year was choosing a bootcamp that adapted well to virtual learning amid the pandemic. The quality of my remote experience should be equal to an in-person experience. I knew my learning style and did not want recorded lectures or tasks that I needed to walk through by myself. I needed a live experience where I could be engaged, ask questions, and form relationships with people who were going through a similar scenario.Continue Reading →
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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 in 2021.
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Tech Elevator has been an immersive bootcamp in campuses across the US since 2015, but the onset of COVID-19 in March prompted a quick shift into a remote platform. Dedicated to a seamless transition, they rolled with the punches and resolved to problem-solve their biggest challenge: cultivating camaraderie and team-building online. Co-Founder, David, shares about Tech Elevator’s commitment to job placement post-COVID (and why they’re still reporting transparent outcomes via CIRR), discusses the future and influence of remote learning, and shares what makes a successful Tech Elevator Remote student.
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Jane Shaw is the IT Manager at Progressive Insurance. Projects haven’t slowed down, so Progressive is still hiring during the COVID-19 pandemic – in fact, Jane just made offers to three Tech Elevator graduates last week! We caught up with Jane to find out how Progressive has adjusted their hiring process, what tools they’re using to facilitate a 100% remote team, and what positions bootcamp grads can expect to land at a company like Progressive. Plus, Jane shares her advice for standing out in an online interview!Continue Reading →
Remote jobs are rapidly becoming more popular in nearly every industry, growing by over 173% in the past decade. This phenomenon is sweeping the US, Canda, and most of Europe as millennials demand a better work-life balance. Over 3% of US employees work from home at least half of the time, and over 5% of the US works full-time remote jobs. Whether you want to work from home, become a digital nomad, or have a more flexible schedule, becoming a remote developer can help you find the job of your dreams. Remote work and remote coding bootcamps open a wide range of possibilities, including better salaries (remote software developers make an average salary of $66,000), less time spent commuting, and a better work-life balance.Continue Reading →
Schools and universities may be scrambling to figure out remote learning, but coding bootcamps have essentially been preparing for this since 2013. Online coding bootcamps already use Zoom video, Slack, GitHub, and VS Code Live Share for pair programming, online lectures, and to connect mentors and instructors with students. Of course, you can learn to code online – but it doesn’t stop there! Maybe you’ve needed to learn SQL for a while, or sharpen your data science skills, or wrap your head around UX Design. All of these digital skills are being taught online (not to mention, these are jobs that can be done remotely). Online bootcamps have been perfecting the online learning experience for years – and in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many in-person bootcamps are launching remote options. If you’re dreaming of a career change while stuck indoors, working from home, or quarantined, then start here – we've rounded up all of the scholarships for anyone impacted by COVID-19, updates from bootcamps regarding classroom closures (and reopenings), and our best tips for job searching online:Continue Reading →