Land a career in technology at no cost

Full-Tuition Scholarships for qualified Delaware Residents

The best paying jobs in technology are in high demand. In fact, Software Developer is the number one career choice and dubbed 'Best Job in America' for 2023.

Tech Impact is a nonprofit that uses technology to advance social impact and operates proven workforce training programs and intermediary services that foster individual growth, economic mobility, and diverse talent.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Be 18 years or older

  2. Be a state of Delaware resident

  3. Have a High School Diploma or GED

  4. Be eligible to work and seeking a job in the U.S.

Tech Impact focuses on providing this opportunity to underemployed individuals, people of color, veterans, citizens reentering the workforce as ex-offenders, women, and individuals with disabilities for in-demand job opportunities in the IT industry

Your Future is Bright

Delaware’s job market may be smaller than those that surround it, but it has strong business opportunities for job seekers. As Technical.ly puts it: “The big-fish-small-pond effect is one of Delaware’s biggest assets...” From fintech, medtech to agtech, Delaware is home to the likes of:

Learn about the best jobs for career changers.

Download the infographic to explore high paying jobs in technology. 

Is technology a good career path for you? 

Tech Elevator leads the way in helping individuals to acquire new technology skills with a focus on transitioning to a new career. Tech Elevator has partnered with Tech Impact to reskill 90+ individuals (tuition-free) living in Delaware over the next year.

You've come to the right place. We train individuals with no coding experience (and sometimes no degree) to become entry level software engineers. 

Curious about breaking into the tech industry? 

Massive Talent Shortage

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the software developer profession will grow by 26% between 2021 and 2031, resulting in nearly 1.8 million people working in this career.

Competitive Salary Range

The BLS also stated that the median annual wage for developers was $120,730 in 2021. There's never been a better time to explore this high-pay trade job opportunity. 

No 4-Year Degree

Take the fast (yet effective) track and break into the world of tech by enrolling in a coding bootcamp. You can be job ready in 14 to 30 weeks depending on the program you choose.

Work-Life Balance

Software Developers typically enjoy a healthy work-life balance with a schedule that accommodates their lifestyles.

Kickstart a fulfilling career with endless opportunities.

"The 'best job in America' pays over $120,000 a year -- and can offer a low-stress, healthy work-life balance." - MarketWatch, 2023, on software developers!

Explore the career roadmap of a software developer.

While you may start as an entry-level software engineer, the growth opportunities in development are vast. More than half of our graduates were promoted within 1.8 years in their first role. What's more, most of our alumni had zero prior coding experience; we are big believers that software developer is among the best tech jobs for career changers. 

So, would you make a great software developer?

There are various skills that serve as a strong foundation for becoming a talented coder. That’s why we developed a proprietary series of two Aptitude Tests to help identify key characteristics that we see in successful applicants, even if you have no prior coding experience. These include: problem-solving skills, critical thinking, collaboration skills, a love of learning, among other traits.

Why Tech Elevator

Tech Elevator gives bright minds the confidence and courage to change their lives and careers.

Through our full-time and part-time coding bootcamps, we teach students from diverse backgrounds to become software developers.

We help build necessary career-readiness skills and career connections through our nationally recognized Pathway Program™.

Where are Tech Elevator alumni now?

Tech Elevator’s established Alumni community is working in exciting tech roles throughout Delaware. As a Tech Elevator student, you’ll have access to this alumni network for advice, resources, and mentoring opportunities as you begin a career in tech. Read the 2023 Alumni Survey Results.

Alumni Survey

1.7 Years

average time to promotion from initial tech role following graduation

$100k+

On average, around year five post-graduation, our alumni experience a transformative leap, reaching an average six-figure income.

Get a job with one of our Delaware hiring partners:

1000+ 5-star Reviews

Graduates recommend Tech Elevator time and time again. Read reviews about their experiences in choosing Tech Elevator to transition to a career in tech.

Bobby Galinas   |   2019 Graduate   |   Cleveland

I was a Case Evaluator at a Law Firm and now I'm an IT Applications Development Associate at Progressive Insurance.

"Not only are the instructors at Tech Elevator whip smart, but they also take time to help you on a personal level. When you approach them with a problem, they are genuinely excited to help you solve it. I have not learned from teachers before that were both highly experienced in their field and caring enough to make a novice coder feel like a colleague."
Bobby Galinas

3,500+

TECH ELEVATOR GRADUATES

10%

ANNUALIZED SALARY INCREASE

93%+

GRADUATION
RATE

900+

PLACEMENT
COMPANIES

Tech Elevator Grads are just like You

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Our students find success after graduating from the bootcamp

Hear from Tech Elevator National Live Remote graduate, Bianca Daniels on her journey to pursuing a career in technology.

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Your future begins now. Elevate your career and your life.

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No coding required. Test your aptitude to become a software developer.

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Fill out an application and tell us about you, including your career goals.

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If you pass the Aptitude Test and apply, we'll reach out to book your interview. 

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Financing the Bootcamp with Tech Impact

STEP 1
Complete the Tech Elevator Admissions Process

Start by taking our 15-minute Aptitude Test. Once you pass the test you will be invited to apply to Tech Elevator. After you complete your application, you'll schedule your interview with our Admissions Team. If you're a good fit for the program, you'll be offered admission to the program.

STEP 2
Submit Tech Impact Grant Funding Application through “Tech Hire”

After you are offered admission to Tech Elevator, we will ask you to complete your enrollment paperwork and financing information. Secure your Tech Impact grant funding by completing the Tech Hire Application.

STEP 3
Prepare for Your National Live Remote Cohort

Once you've completed your enrollment paperwork for Tech Elevator and financing information with Tech Impact, you're ready to start! We'll send you prework, activities, and helpful tips to prepare you for Day 1 of the program. Let us know if you have additional questions about the process.

Maybe just a few more questions

Potential students often want to know more.

  • Who teaches at Tech Elevator?

    Our instructors are industry professionals with an average of 20 years working as software developers. They’re passionate about helping students start their careers in tech, and are invested in their success. Stop by an Open House to meet an instructor – either remotely or at a campus.

    Learn more about our instructors in this video.

  • What’s a typical day like in the bootcamp?

    Most mornings consist of lectures and learning, and lots of fresh coffee. After we break for lunch, you get to test your skills with hands-on practice. This could consist of group work, headphones-on solo work, tutoring sessions or pairing programming assignments.

    The best way to learn is to do, so you’ll literally be coding from day one.

  • How can I prepare before bootcamp begins?

    Once you’ve been accepted into Tech Elevator, we’ll be reaching out to you for best ways to prepare with exercises recommended by our instructors. In the meantime, Stanford’s Computer Science 101 is a great place to start. It’s free and can be accessed here.

  • Can I really be a developer in 14 to 30 weeks (depending on the program I choose)?

    Yes, you can. Our goal is to teach you how to be a developer, not just how to write code. That means you’re solving problems and thinking through solutions like a developer as you continue to practice and grow in your career. After 14 or 30 weeks, you’ll have confidence to start your career as a junior developer with the foundational code skills that will have you making an impact from your first day on the job.

    Beyond the hard skills you’ll also become a well-rounded job candidate after taking advantage of our Pathway Program™, focusing on career development skills to help land your next job.

  • What if I can’t keep up with curriculum?

    In addition to your instructor in the classroom, each cohort has dedicated instructors who support extra work outside of the classroom. That means you can schedule tutoring sessions as much as you need to, ensuring you’re understanding concepts and implementing coding.

    Remember, your cohort lead and instructors have a pretty good pulse on how you’re keeping up and will work with you if you feel like you’re getting behind or struggling in any way.

  • Why do you offer Java?

    We founded Tech Elevator as a demand-driven program designed to get you into a great career in programming. Java is widely used in software development, with a consistently large number of job openings in a variety of industries worldwide.

    The Java programming language is an excellent foundation which can act as a springboard to other languages you learn as you continue to build your career.

  • What development skills will I learn at Tech Elevator?

    You will start by learning the Java programming language. By the time you graduate, you will be able to create dynamic, database-backed web applications. This will give you the foundational skills to hit the ground running as a junior web application developer.

    Specific technologies you will learn include:

    • Java
    • HTML
    • CSS
    • JavaScript
    • SQL

    You can view our school catalog for more information.