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.
Be 18 years or older
Be a state of Delaware resident
Have a High School Diploma or GED
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
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Software Developers typically enjoy a healthy work-life balance with a schedule that accommodates their lifestyles.
TAKE THE TEST
No coding required. Test your aptitude to become a software developer.
Fill out an application and tell us about you, including your career goals.
SCHEDULE AN INTERVIEW
If you pass the Aptitude Test and apply, we'll reach out to book your interview.
Determine your financing package, place your deposit, and hold your seat!
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.
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.
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.
Potential students often want to know more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
You can view our school catalog for more information.