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Are coding bootcamps accredited? The short answer is – not often. A small handful of bootcamps have recently gone through the accreditation process with ACCET, but typically, accreditation has been reserved for higher education institutions like universities and community colleges. But is accreditation something you should be looking for when researching bootcamps? Let’s break down exactly what accreditation means for coding bootcamps, what the future of accreditation may look like in this industry, and why accreditation can matter to students!
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While many coding bootcamps are for-profit educational institutions, there are a handful of non-profit coding bootcamps that are on a mission to help career-changers break into tech! Some non-profit coding bootcamps are working to make the tech industry more diverse while others exist to uplift underserved communities and provide training for high-wage jobs. There are also coding bootcamps that began as a private, for-profit partnership but grew into non-profits.
In this guide, we’ve rounded up 10 non-profit coding bootcamps and everything you need to know about them. Find out what makes non-profit coding bootcamps unique, why a bootcamp would choose to become a non-profit, and which non-profit coding bootcamp might be best for you!Continue Reading →
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 2022.
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Turing School’s seven-month Front End and Back End Engineering programs are designed to be challenging. To enhance student success, the Turing team is launching a new, three-week, six-session online pre-course called Module 0 to set a strong foundation for incoming students. Ellen Mary Hickmann, Turing’s Director of Professional Learning, explains that the curriculum covers technical skills, study tips, and advice for organizing your life before beginning an intense bootcamp, all of which aim to set students up for successful careers as software developers.Continue Reading →
You may have heard of Git and GitHub as essential tools for software developers, but do you know what they are, and why they exist? We asked Turing School Front-End Instructor David Whitaker to tell us why Git and GitHub are important for developers to know about and use, why Turing teaches them, and which big companies use them on a daily basis. David also tells us about Version Control, what kind of jobs require knowledge of Git and GitHub, and how you can get started learning how to use Git and GitHub today!Continue Reading →
What are the differences between the coding bootcamp and traditional K-12 or higher education models? We’ve talked about CS degrees vs bootcamps before – so today we’re talking about what it actually feels like and looks like to learn at a bootcamp. We invited Jeff Casimir from Turing School in Denver to break down the differences between traditional education and a bootcamp, and how folks who didn’t do well in high school or college may really benefit from a bootcamp learning style. Listen to the podcast, or read the transcript below!Continue Reading →
Mimi Le didn’t have a technical background, but if we’ve learned anything from her journey (she moved from LA to Colorado to Phoenix for this career change), it’s that she commits to her goals. Mimi takes us through her bootcamp research process and tells us why she chose the Turing School of Software & Design in Denver (hint: it had a lot to do with their Try Coding weekend). Plus, Mimi is now a Software Developer at Tuft & Needle and she shares how networking and mentorship at Turing School got her into the job!Continue Reading →
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In our March 2018 technology bootcamp news roundup, we discuss all the industry news that we've been talking about at Course Report! We have some fun celebratory announcements, we looked at news about the positive impact bootcamps are having on individuals and companies, and the debate continued between coding bootcamps and computer science degrees. We heard about some great student experiences at bootcamp, some wonderful diversity initiatives, and new scholarship opportunities. Plus, a good number of new coding bootcamps and campuses launched in March. Read the roundup below or listen to the podcast!Continue Reading →
Which coding bootcamps are approved for the GI Bill, and what is the process to use it for your tuition? In this podcast we talk to Maggi Molina, who helps veterans get into tech at Operation Code; Erin Frazier, the Director of Operations at The Software Guild coding bootcamp; and Eric Dowty, a Turing School of Software and Design grad, and 8-year Air Force veteran. We look at the history of the GI Bill, what it’s like transitioning from the military to a coding bootcamp, why veterans excel at bootcamp, and the future of the GI Bill.Continue Reading →