CODING BOOTCAMP FAQS

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Amazon Career Choice

  • How long is the bootcamp?

    The program will span 52 weeks, starting on April 1, 2024 and concluding on April 7, 2025.

  • Where are the bootcamps located?

    Everything for the Amazon Career Choice program will be virtual/online.

  • What are my Amazon class options?

    Currently, there is one program scheduled, launching April 2024. You can choose from a M/W, T/Th, or Saturday option.

  • Do I have to know how to code before I apply?

    The short answer is “no”.

    …but it’s always a good sign if somebody has made some strides towards learning the craft on their own. A lot of our students start teaching themselves online and decide to take the next steps with our program. What we really care about is your natural aptitude because when we have the right raw materials, we can make a great programmer.

  • Do I need to provide my own computer?

    Yes, every student who enrolls will need to ensure they have access to a laptop and internet for the duration of the program.

  • How much does it cost?

    In order to be eligible for this program, you must have two full years of your education benefits available to you. You will submit the first payment request in March, 2024 before the program begins for the full amount of your 2024 tuition benefit. You will also submit a second payment request in January 2025 for the full amount of your 2025 benefit.

  • Are all residents of the United States eligible to apply for the training with Tech Elevator?

    Residents of the United States who are eligible to work in the U.S. and who are at least 18 years of age may apply. However, please note that where you wish to work should inform whether or not Tech Elevator is the best choice for you. We have connections with remote employers across the country, but our strongest hiring partner relationships are in Texas, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Delaware.

  • Do you consider international applicants?

    At this time, Tech Elevator is only able to consider applications from individuals residing in the continental United States.

  • What are you admissions criteria?

    To be considered for this cohort, you must meet all of Amazon’s requirements to be eligible for Career Choice. Additionally, you must meet the following:

    • Be at least 18 years of age
    • Be eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship
    • Reside within the United States
    • Have a laptop and internet access
  • If I don’t get accepted, can I reapply?

    Yes, you may apply to a future Amazon Career Choice cohort.

  • Do I need to study for the aptitude test?

    No! There is no need to study for the aptitude test as it does not include any coding questions. Just have a piece of paper and a pencil handy, minimize distractions, and do your best!

  • As a part-time student, will someone be available if I need extra support?

    Yes! Tech Elevator staff (and classmates) will be available to support your independent study and will offer opportunities for assistance regularly throughout your cohort.

  • How will Tech Elevator measure success throughout the program?

    There will be academic performance benchmarks for each module, including exercises and an end-of-module summative assessment. Passing a module is based on a combination of exercise completion and your assessment score.

  • What can I expect from the Pathway Program?

    The Amazon Career Choice Pathway Program will include independent  work—including reading assignments, videos and quizzes. We will also provide Pathway Panel sessions including: Alumni Panel, Lessons I Learned in Tech, and employer showcases.

  • Can I switch dates and times depending on my schedule?

    No, once a student has enrolled, they must remain in that section for the entirety of the program. You will be allowed to indicate your preference, but Tech Elevator will make the final determination about which section you will be admitted to.

  • When is tuition due?

    You must initiate your payment request AND payment by Day 1 of the cohort.

  • Is there a deposit required to secure a spot in the bootcamp, and if so, is it refundable?

    No, there is no deposit required.

  • What happens if I need to withdraw from the bootcamp before completing the program? Are there any refund policies in place?

    You will need to notify the Director of Enterprise Accounts, Meredith Hendershott, in writing of your withdrawal.

    No refunds will be given after the two week grace period.

  • How do I change my Amazon hours?

    You will need to work with your Amazon team to make any needed changes.

  • What if I’ve already used some of my education benefits?

    You need to have the entire amount available to you to enroll in the program at this time.

  • Does my Amazon benefit cover full-tuition and fees for attending the program?

    Yes it does, no additional payments or fees are required.

  • How do payments work?

    Please reference the Amazon Career Choice portal for details.

  • I’m interested but the timing of this cohort doesn’t work for me. What should I do?

    Stay tuned for details regarding future cohorts!

  • What holidays will be observed through the program?

    The will be no class from 11/11/2024 to 1/12/2025.

  • What time zone are classes running on?

    Classes will be held on Eastern Standard Time.

  • What deadlines do I need to be aware of?

    • Applications Open: Jan 2, 2024
    • Applications Close: March 4, 2024
    • Payment Requests deadline: March 30, 2024
    • Prework Due: March 30, 2024
  • What if I don’t have a laptop?

    You will need to ensure you have access to a laptop for the duration of the program. Please find the required specifications here.

  • What if I don’t have access to reliable internet?

    You will need to ensure you have access to reliable internet for the duration of the program.

  • What kind of computer do I need?

  • How can I reach a person to help me?

    If you still have questions that haven’t been answered by the info session and FAQs, reach out to [email protected] and include “Amazon Career Choice” in the subject line. You can also call 877-606-3203 x 41 to reach the Tech Elevator Amazon Career Choice voicemail box. Leave a message and we’ll get back to you within 2 business days.

  • How quickly will I know if I have been accepted to the program?

    You’ll be notified in 7-10 business days whether or not you’ve been accepted.

  • I need a sign language interpreter to take this course. How do I secure this accommodation?

    If you need a sign language interpreter, please let Amazon know by March 1, 2024, and they can help you identify resources.

  • When will my Career Choice payment request be approved?

    The status of all payment requests will show as “Pending School Review” until the end of the drop period, two weeks after the beginning of class. If you withdraw from the course before the end of the drop period, your payment request will be denied and the balance of your Career Choice funds will be available to you again. Students who are still enrolled after the end of the drop period will have their payments approved at that time.

  • When will Amazon Career Choice classes meet?

    You will either be assigned to a section that meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00 to 8:00 pm Eastern, or to a section that meets on Saturdays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST). We previously offered a Tuesday/Thursday section, but we have removed that option due to lack of interest from applicants.

Autozone

  • How long will the program be?

    The program will span 14 weeks, starting on March 20, 2023 and concluding on June 23, 2023.

  • Will I still work in my current job?

    No, since the program is full-time, you will need to step away from your current role to focus on becoming a Software Developer for AutoZone.

  • What do I need to become a student—when it comes to both background and equipment?

    The coding bootcamp (Java) requires 0 prior coding experience! We do, however, select candidates based on problem-solving ability using our Aptitude Test. Related to equipment, Tech Elevator will provide a laptop for you to use throughout the bootcamp.

  • Does it matter where I’m located?

    This program is available for AutoZoners in Atlanta, Austin, Dallas and Memphis markets. Employees at the Terrell and Lexington distribution centers are also eligible to apply. Instruction will be given virtually, however, AutoZoners will learn alongside their peers at their nearest regional office location.

    There will be an in-person portion in Memphis during the final week of the bootcamp (week 14)—during which students will present their Capstone Presentations and attend an in-person graduation ceremony.

  • What happens after the bootcamp?

    Upon graduation, you will become a member of AutoZone’s IT team—either as a Software Developer, Analyst, etc.

Career Services

  • Will I be guaranteed a job after graduating?

    What you get out of this program is directly related to what you put in, and we’re very proud of our student outcomes! We provide 365 days of career search support post graduation to ensure your success in landing your next great tech role.

  • What types of employers do you work with?

    Over 800 companies and counting have made offers to Tech Elevator graduates. We work with top employers in a variety of industries, from Fortune 500 companies to startups, and everything in between. Check out some of the employers in our hiring network.

  • What kind of career development do you offer?

    We offer 30+ career sessions and hours of 1-on-1 career coaching through our Pathway Program™. Our expert coaches will help you develop your soft skills so that you feel confident and ready to land a meaningful job in tech. Career sessions include: elevator pitch practice, CliftonStrengths assessments, resume review, 4 weeks of interview prep, how to build your professional network and more. Check out some of our career support offerings.

  • Why do you focus on discovering my strengths?

    Learning how to code is one part of your development, but digging deeper to discover your natural strengths and passions will help you become a well-rounded candidate for your ideal job.

    We use tools like CliftonStrengths to determine your top strengths and how you can use them during your job search.

  • How will I know if this is the right fit for me? 

    Our number one goal is to make sure this program is the right fit for our students. Accelerated learning isn’t for everyone, and every situation is different so it’s important to do your research and make the best decision for you.

    Here are a few ways to help determine if it’s a fit:

    1. Read our reviews on Course Report or Career Karma

    2. Attend a Virtual Open House to get program details

    3. Take the aptitude test to see if you have what it takes to be a coder

    4. Check out a free learn to code or career session to see if you enjoy coding

  • What makes you different from other coding bootcamps?

    Our instructors have decades of experience programming applications and mentoring junior developers. Our career coaches help connect you to the right career opportunities through the Pathway Program™.

    Whether you’re changing careers, just beginning one, or adding onto an existing skill set, we help kick-start your career in tech.

  • I’m ready. How do I apply?

    Great. Take our quick aptitude test, then, once you pass the Aptitude test you will be invited to apply to the program. Of course, you can always contact us with questions.

  • I have more financing-specific questions.

    For more financing-specific FAQs, check out our Financing FAQs.

Curriculum

  • What development skills will I learn at Tech Elevator?

    You will learn either the Java or C# language, depending on your bootcamp selection. 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/C# (.NET)

    • HTML

    • CSS

    • JavaScript

    • SQL

    You can view our school catalog for more information.

  • 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.

  • Why do you offer Java and C#?

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

    These two languages are excellent foundations which can act as a springboard to other languages you learn as you continue to build your career.

  • Should I choose Java or C#?

    Both are great languages to know, but depending on your job focus, certain industries tend to use one language more than the other. As a good starting point, research types of jobs you’re interested in and check out the requirements listed in the job description. If there are certain companies you’re targeting, they may prefer one technology over the other and some basic research will give you the answer. We’re happy to talk through this more if you have questions.

  • 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.

Curriculum NLR

  • 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.

Enrolled Students

  • What is the total cost of the coding bootcamp, including tuition, fees, and any additional expenses?

    Tuition is $16,500 which includes 800+ hours of coding and 50-75 hours of personalized career coaching. Prior to your bootcamp’s start date, you’ll also receive a laptop and all of the software you need to succeed during the cohort. In order to secure your seat in class, there is an enrollment fee of $125 that’s due no later than two weeks after being accepted.

  • Are there any scholarships or grants available to help offset the cost of the bootcamp?

    • We’re proud to offer Represent Tech Scholarships to historically underrepresented groups creating greater accessibility to careers in technology. This covers a majority of tuition costs at $13,175 and is awarded to five applicants every quarter.
    • In partnership with local workforce development boards, Tech Elevator is an Eligible Training Provider in the states of Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania underneath the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act, which authorizes and funds employment and training programs in the United States.
  • Can you provide a breakdown of the payment options, including upfront payment, installment plans, and financing options?

    Full-Time Students – $16,500 (2 payments)

    1. Half upfront ($8,250)
    2. Second half at 8 Weeks ($8,250)

    Review School Catalog for up-to-date breakdowns

    Acceptable Payment Options:

    If you’re a veteran, you could qualify for GI Bill or Vet Tec benefits to help pay for tuition.

     

    Part-Time Students – $16,500 (3 payments)

    1. 33% Upfront ($5,500)
    2. 33% Week 10 ($5,500)
    3. 33% Week 20 ($5,500)

    Review School Catalog for up-to-date breakdowns

    Acceptable Payment Options:

  • Is there a deposit required to secure a spot in the bootcamp, and if so, is it refundable?

    Tech Elevator requires a registration fee of $125 to secure your seat. The Enrollment Agreement may be canceled within five (5) calendar days after the date of signing provided that the school is notified of the cancellation in writing. If such cancellation is made, the school will promptly refund no later than thirty (30) days after cancellation.

  • Do you offer any discounts for veterans, women, or underrepresented minorities?

    • We’re proud to offer Represent Tech Scholarships to historically underrepresented groups creating greater accessibility to careers in technology. This covers a majority of tuition costs at $13,175 and is awarded to five applicants every quarter.
    • State vocational rehabilitation agencies offer personalized services to help individuals with disabilities meet their employment needs, including financing opportunities and access to reasonable accommodations.
    • Tech Elevator is a tuition-free coding bootcamp for eligible veterans. The VET TEC® program enables Veterans to get the skills-based training they need to land a high-paying job in tech as software engineers.
  • Can I use financial aid, such as federal student loans or private loans, to pay for the bootcamp?

    Tech Elevator is not currently federally funded but we are a preferred partner with both Sallie Mae and Ascent. These student loan providers also offer living expense stipends in addition to the cost of tuition which can help students pay bills while studying full time. Students are also welcome to use private loans depending on what’s best for you.

  • What is the deadline for applying for financial aid, and when will I know if I’ve been approved?

    In order to ship your laptop and welcome package on time, financing must be confirmed 30 days before the cohort start date you want to enroll for. This means you must have a signed ACH form, show loan (or other financing) approval, or schedule a credit card payment within an agreed upon timeframe.

  • Are there any income share agreements (ISAs) or deferred tuition options available?

    With the Stride Funding & Tech Elevator Income Share Agreement (ISA), you pay a $2,000 deposit and then $0 in tuition until you’re hired and earning at least $40,000 per year. The ISA tuition plan is currently only available for Tech Elevator’s Full-Time Program.

    NOTE: ISA is not available for students residing in Alabama, California, Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Maine, New York, South Carolina, Washington D.C or Washington.

  • Can you provide information about job placement assistance and any associated costs or fees?

    During each cohort, we offer 30+ career sessions and hours of 1-on-1 career coaching through our Pathway Program™. Our expert coaches will help you develop your soft skills so that you feel confident and ready to land a meaningful job in tech. Career sessions include: elevator pitch practice, CliftonStrengths assessments, resume review, 4 weeks of interview prep, how to build your professional network and more. In-depth and comprehensive, Pathway Program™ is at the heart of our 88% job placement outcomes.

    After graduation, you’ll receive 365 days of support from our alumni success team and have lifetime access to connect with our growing alumni network – your permanent support system and already included in the cost of tuition.

  • What happens if I need to withdraw from the bootcamp before completing the program? Are there any refund policies in place?

    If you’re thinking about withdrawing from the program before your cohort start date, your financing can be transferred to a later cohort date that works better for your schedule or refunded.

    Refunds requested after starting the bootcamp are typically prorated based on your last day in the program. You can read more about our policy here in Tech Elevator’s School Catalog.

  • Can I defer my enrollment if I encounter unexpected financial difficulties?

    We understand that life happens and we do our best to accommodate. Students may push to a later cohort for any reason. A student can only push two times from their initial enrolled cohort, with a maximum extension of 180 days.

  • Does Tech Elevator send out tax forms related to tuition?

    Tech Elevator is not an accredited institution and therefore is not required to disburse 1098-T forms. You can request a transcript or invoice if that is helpful for purposes of taxes.

Financing

  • What types of lenders do you work with?

    We’re proud to work with lenders who offer financing options for both tuition and cost of living. Check out details about our partners like Sallie Mae, Ascent and HFLA on this page.

  • When should I apply for a loan and how long will it take to be approved?

    While it is recommended you research potential financing options after you apply to Tech Elevator, students should not apply for a loan until they have been accepted and enrolled in a Tech Elevator cohort.

    Our two most popular loan providers are Sallie Mae and Ascent. Applications for loans from Sallie Mae and Ascent can be completed and approved within 30 minutes if you do not use a cosigner. If you apply for a loan with a cosigner, it may extend the approval process by a few weeks. Please touch base with the loan provider on estimated times for approval with a cosigner as it may vary.

    The application for Sallie Mae opens 300 days prior to the start of the cohort, while the application for Ascent opens 90 days before the cohort starts. Please do not apply until you have been accepted into the program.

  • When is tuition due?

    Full-Time Programs:

    • $125 to hold your spot in class (once accepted)
    • Half of your tuition is due at the time of equipment release

    • The other half is due on day 1 of week 8 of the bootcamp

    Part-Time Programs:

    • $125 to hold your spot in class (once accepted)
    • One-third of your tuition due at the time of equipment release
    • One-third due on day 1 of week 11 of the bootcamp
    • One-third due on day 1 of week 21 of the bootcamp
  • How will my loan be disbursed?

    Sallie Mae: For students who receive loans from Sallie Mae, half of their tuition will be paid directly to Tech Elevator 10 days after the cohort begins and the other half will be paid the Wednesday of week 8. If you received additional funds for cost of living, those funds are included in the payments made to Tech Elevator. Upon receiving each of the payments, Tech Elevator will send you a check for your cost of living funds either in person at your campus or via mail. Each of the two cost of living disbursements will be 50% of the total amount.

    Ascent: Total tuition for Ascent is paid 10 days after the cohort begins. If you received cost of living funds, Ascent will send those to you directly.

  • What’s the best way I can get in touch with my loan provider?

    Sallie Mae: 800-4-SALLIE or online chat via their website or app.

    Ascent: To contact Ascent directly, email [email protected]. To talk with your loan servicer, click here.

Income Share Agreement

  • Will the ISA affect my credit score?

    If you are eligible and apply, a hard credit check will be performed and can affect your credit score and will show as an inquiry on your credit report. To be approved we look at more than just your credit score.

  • I am interested in your ISA, but I have some credit issues. Should I apply?

    We do consider major credit issues like charge-offs, bankruptcies, and delinquencies, but we encourage all students to apply, so we can review credit history and determine eligibility.

  • When does the ISA end?

    The Income Share Agreement will end when one of the following occurs — whichever comes first:

    1. You make 48 payments.

    2. Your cumulative payments reach the payment cap at 1.5x funded tuition.

    3. The maximum timeframe for your agreement of 96 months — the payment window — expires.

  • When do ISA participants start making payments?

    After the course, graduates have a payment-free grace period of 3 months.

    If students don’t secure employment earning $3,333.33 per month (which annualizes to $40,000.00 per year) before their grace period expires, they must reach out to The Tech Academy’s servicing partner, Stride Funding, to request deferment. Payments will begin once the student earns at least $40,000.00 per year or $3,333.33 per month. This threshold to begin payback applies to all jobs — full-time and part-time, regardless of the field.

  • What is the application & approval process for an ISA?

    Interested students can apply for their ISA here. The ISA application is a simple online form that takes 5-10 minutes to complete. Students should have the following information available in order to finish their applications as quickly as possible:

    1. The program to which they have been accepted.
    2. Their financial need (the tuition amount you’ll request).
    3. One reference(s)/communication contact.

    After students submit an application, their information will be verified and certified by the school. Once Tech Elevator certifies the successful completion of this work, the student will be sent a final disclosure document to finalize the ISA contract. This entire process from start to finish takes at least two weeks.

  • Who is eligible to apply for an ISA?

    Stride’s ISA program is available to:

    1. Full Time Java Web Application Development Bootcamp or full time .NET Web Application Development Bootcamp.
    2. Students with U.S. citizenship or permanent residency.
    3. Students 18 or older at the time of contract execution.
    4. The ISA tuition plan is currently only available for Tech Elevator’s Full-Time Program. ISA plans are not available for residents of: California, New York, Iowa, Illinois, Washington D.C., Colorado, Washington, Alabama, or South Carolina. Read more information on Stride Funding’s Privacy Policy.
  • What benefits does the ISA program offer for students?

    The ISA provides a different way to pay for Tech Elevators full time Java Web Application Development Bootcamp or .NET Web Application Development Bootcamp. As part of the program, if participants make more, they pay more, and if participants make less, they pay less. If participants don’t get a job after the program, they don’t pay anything at all.

    ISA payments will not begin until after employment is secured, and only if total income is at least $40,000.00 per year. The percentage of the income participants pay stays the same, but monthly payments may go up or down depending on salary. If graduates earn a high income, a total payment cap will limit how much they are required to pay. No participant will ever pay more than 1.5x the cost of tuition.

  • What is the Stride Funding & Tech Elevator ISA program?

    Tech Elevator’s Income Sharing Agreement (ISA) Program is powered by Stride Funding. An ISA is a contract in which a student receives educational funding in exchange for an agreed-upon percentage of future income over a defined period of time.

    Students accepted into the ISA program won’t pay anything up front. They’ll first complete the full time Java Web Application Development Bootcamp or .NET Web Application Development Bootcamp. Then, only once graduates have landed a job earning at least $40,000.00 annually, they’ll start paying back their 10% or less of their income over 48 months.

  • What is the difference between a traditional installment loan and ISA?

    Unlike traditional installment loans, an ISA is rooted in the student’s ability to make repayments on funding.

    A traditional installment loan for Tech Elevator:

    • Fixed payment means you have to pay regardless of what you may earn
    • Rigid payment schedules force you to pay even if you don’t have a job
    • Require co-signer or high current income for students
    • 3-10 years

    An ISA for Tech Elevator

    • Payments tied to income give you confidence that payments remain affordable, no matter your earnings
    • Pay nothing during months where you make less than the minimum income threshold
    • Stride ISAs do not require a co-signer for students
    • 48 month payment term (over a maximum of 96 months) for a the ISA Program

International Students

  • Do you consider international applicants?

    At this time, Tech Elevator is only able to consider applications from individuals residing in the continental United States.

    Potential students residing in the United States but lacking U.S. citizenship should reach out to [email protected] to discuss enrollment options.

Matchmaking

  • What are the steps after matchmaking?

    Tech Elevator’s Pathway Directors will follow up with you to collect feedback, answer questions, and help you coordinate the next steps with preferred candidates. Our teams can be involved in as much, or as little, of your team’s hiring process as you’d like.

  • This seems like a big process. Can’t you just send me some resumes?

    It’s our pleasure to help you match with the candidates that best fit your job description. If this process does not align with your approach, we are happy to share resumes for independent review. Schedule a call with a member of the Partnerships team to determine what the best fit for you is!

  • How much does it cost to participate?

    Matchmaking is free to schedule and participate!

  • Do I have to commit to hiring a student, even if I don’t find the right fit for our role or organization?

    Not at all. Attending Matchmaking isn’t a commitment to hiring one of our students.

  • How do I select the students I will meet with?

    Based on the information you submit to our Pathway Directors, we’ll pair you with the students that best fit your needs for interviewing. From there, you will be able to filter down the candidates that you interview to those that fit your organization’s needs.

  • Is this virtual or in-person?

    Our Matchmaking events are largely held virtually over zoom; however, if you are near one of our campuses, we’d be happy to host you on site as well!

  • How do I register for Matchmaking on your website?

    To register for Matchmaking please fill out the registration from here.

  • Do I have to do a Showcase to be allowed to participate in Matchmaking?

    No, you don’t need to do an Employer Showcase to participate in Matchmaking, but it is a great way to introduce your company to current students. If you’re interested in scheduling an Employer Showcase with Tech Elevator, visit our Employer Showcase Partnerships page.

Michigan Unemployment Benefits

  • Am I eligible to receive benefits while pursuing Tech Elevator?

    • The Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency states that a worker who is in a training or educational program approved by the Michigan Works! Agency can request a waiver to continue receiving unemployment benefits during training, even though they are not ‘available for and seeking full time work.’

    • To be eligible, the representatives will want to see that:

      • You are collecting regular UI Benefits

      • Reasonable opportunities for employment in occupations which your experience is suited for do not exist in the locality where you are claiming benefits

      • The vocational training has been approved by the local Workforce Development Board

      • You have the required aptitudes to complete the course

  • What is the process to receive a waiver of unemployment insurance eligibility?

    • From your local Michigan Works! Agency, request a copy of the Request for Approval of Vocational Training Course for Waiver of Unemployment Insurance Eligibility (Form DLEG-BWT 311-S)

    • Complete Section A and return the form to the MWA worker to send to the Unemployment Insurance Office

    • UI will evaluate the waiver request and approve or deny

    • If approved, file Form UIA 1680, Certification of Participation in Approved Training by mail or fax, showing Tech Elevator’s approval of your participation.

    • Certify eligibility every two weeks online through MiWAM

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Ohio Unemployment Benefits

  • Am I eligible to receive benefits while pursuing Tech Elevator?

    • Ohio’s Unemployment Insurance Guide for Workers states that although individuals generally are not eligible for benefits while attending school full-time, you may be allowed to collect benefits while in school if you enroll in a training course approved by ODJFS and make satisfactory progress.

      • Tech Elevator is approved by ODJFS and is listed on their WIET list

    • This exception applies to the requirement that you be ‘able and available for suitable work.’ In addition, you should make sure that you are otherwise eligible for UI benefits, outside of your student status (e.g. out of work by no fault of your own, ‘totally’ or ‘partially’ unemployed, etc.). Consult the UI Guide for Workers to make sure.

  • What is the process to receive a waiver of unemployment insurance eligibility?

    • At the time of applying for unemployment benefits, state that you are in school or that you are a student.

    • Once you indicate that you are attending school, a fact-finding document will be generated by the unemployment office and sent to you.

    • Send the form to your Tech Elevator Admissions Coordinator to complete, copy, and return to you.

    • Return the form to the office of unemployment.

    • When the completed form is sent back to the unemployment office, they will indicate whether you are considered available for work and are eligible for unemployment benefits (assuming you meet all other eligibility criteria).

Part-Time Program

  • As a part-time student, will someone be available if I need extra support?

    Yes! Tech Elevator staff (and classmates) will be available to support your independent study and will offer opportunities for 1-on-1 sessions regularly throughout your cohort.

  • How will Tech Elevator measure success throughout the program?

    There will be academic performance benchmarks for each module, including weekly exercises due on Sunday and an end-of-module summative assessment. Passing a module is based on a combination of exercise completion and your assessment score.

  • What can I expect from the Pathway Program over the 30-week program?

    The part-time Pathway Program will run parallel to your technical curriculum, and will include independent work—including reading assignments, videos and quizzes. We will also provide 1-on-1 career coaching for assignment feedback (ie. resume, LinkedIn development for example) and to help you develop your career strategy. You can request ad-hoc appointments as needed.

  • Can I enroll in the Part-Time Program from anywhere in the United States?

    Tech Elevator can enroll students from anywhere in the United States except for residents of Washington D.C. or Maryland.

  • What financing options are available?

    We understand that finding ways to pay for the program can be challenging. For that reason, we have partnered with leading financing partners to support our students both for tuition and cost of living with a variety of payment options that might be a good fit for your situation. These include student-friendly options to finance your bootcamp, scholarships, workforce grants and veteran’s benefits. Visit our tuition page for more information. Please note that ISAs are not applicable to the part-time program.

  • Can I switch dates and times depending on my schedule?

    No, a student has to make a course selection and will be enrolled in that section for the 30-week program.

  • When do I need to make a selection?

    Students initially pick a selection on their application form. The student will be asked to reconfirm or finalize their selection upon signing their enrollment form.

    Sections are based on first come-first serve, so if a section is full, the student would be waitlisted for that section. Think of this like Java and .NET. Once Java is full, NET seats are still open, but the students can waitlist for that section.

  • What is the difference between the 2-day offering and just Saturday?

    Nothing! Same program, just different time offerings. The review and paired programming sessions will be broken down into two days (ie. review on Monday & pair programming on Wednesday vs both back-to-back on Saturdays).

  • Are residents of all United States Eligible to apply for Tech Elevator?

    Tech Elevator cannot accept applicants from New Mexico or North Dakota for its coding bootcamp programs at this time.

  • What is the relationship between Hack Reactor and Tech Elevator?

    Both Tech Elevator and the Hack Reactor by Galvanize brand are part of Stride, Inc.  Tech Elevator and Galvanize are consolidating operations.

Represent Tech Scholarship

  • How do I apply for the scholarship?

    You can let us know you’re interested in a scholarship at any time by filling out the interest form. To submit an official application you must enroll in Tech Elevator. After enrollment, you will receive access to the application form along with post-enrollment financing information and other enrolled student resources. You must enroll as a student and apply for the scholarship by the Scholarship application deadline for the cohort you plan to attend in order to be considered. The business day following the deadline you’ll be invited to complete an asynchronous interview if your application meets the scholarship eligibility criteria.

  • What is an asynchronous interview?

    The asynchronous interview uses a platform called Kira Talent to allow you to interview on your own time. We’ve recorded ourselves asking interview questions, and you will video record yourself as you answer. You will receive the invitation to interview the business day following the application deadline, and you’ll have about 6 days to complete it. (Exact time between deadlines may be affected by holidays.) You can interview at a time that is most convenient for you, so long as you do so by the deadline you are given in your interview invitation.

  • How do I know if I’m eligible to apply for a scholarship?

    Carefully review the eligibility criteria provided in the scholarship terms and conditions. Final eligibility is based on the self identification you provide on the scholarship form.

  • When will I be notified about the scholarship results?

    Scholarship results will be provided roughly 2.5 weeks after the application deadline. The specific week when you can expect to receive an update on your award status is published alongside each deadline.

  • How likely am I to receive a scholarship?

    We have a limited number of scholarships to award, and it is a competitive selection process. Students who apply for a scholarship should also make other tuition financing arrangements while waiting for the scholarship selection results.

  • I enrolled after the scholarship deadline. What if I want to be considered for the scholarship?

    Unfortunately, if you enroll in a Tech Elevator course after the associated Represent Tech application deadline has passed, you will not be able to apply for a scholarship. Our admissions team can work with you to explore other financing or grant options that are right for you.

  • What if I’m not awarded the scholarship?

    If you are not awarded a scholarship, you will need to make other arrangements to pay for your tuition. (Get more information or financing or grant options.) The scholarship decision does not affect your enrollment status.

  • The scholarship does not cover 100% of tuition. How do I pay for the rest of my tuition?

    Scholarship recipients have access to the same financing or grant options as all other students. If you expect to need to leverage any of those options to pay for your tuition (regardless of whether or not you receive a scholarship), you should begin applying as soon as possible upon enrollment. Your financing amount can be adjusted if you are awarded a scholarship.

Reskilling

  • How much does reskilling cost?

    We offer a suite of reskilling solutions at scaleable price points to meet your organizational needs. Speak with a team member today to explore your reskilling options.

  • What does your reskilling curriculum include?

    Our curriculum covers a introduction to programming in either Java or .NET, which leads into Relational Databases and Client Server Programming, followed by Web Application Devlopment. All the critical components to produce a code-ready full-stack software engineer. Our curriculum, based on volume of needs, can be customized for dedicated cohorts to highlight specific concepts as needed by your organization. Speak with a team member for an overview of our current curriculum offerings.

  • How long does it take to reskill?

    We offer part-time and full-time programs. Part-time programs last 30 weeks and full-time programs last 14 weeks.

  • How do reskilled employees compare to computer science graduates?

    We have found our approach to be effective at producing skilled software engineers who can address and manage the same level of work and skill as those with traditional computer science degrees.

  • How many employees can I reskill at once?

    There is no limit on the number. Depending on which reskilling solution best suits your organization, you can reskill as few as one or two students and as many as 100+.

Talent Sourcing Solutions

  • I need to hire. Where do I start?

    The best opportunity to meet with ready-to-hire candidates is by attending our matchmaking events. Click here to explore upcoming events!

  • I’d love to partner! What are my options?

    Welcome! We offer several ways to partner and stay involved with fresh talent in your communities. Consider attending an employer showcase, registering for matchmaking or sponsoring a scholarship.

  • I’m looking to scale our tech talent acquisition. What other solutions do you offer?

    We’re specialists in incorporating workforce development initiatives inside organizations. If you’re looking to diversify your pipeline with internal candidates, we can help. Contact our team at [email protected] to learn more.

The Basics

  • How long is the bootcamp?

    We offer both full-time and part-time options bootcamps.

    The full-time, immersive program runs Monday – Friday for 14 weeks. Your days will run from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and will include lectures, working sessions, workshops and breakout group work. Some afternoons we’ll offer the option to for career talks after hours and mentoring opportunities. The lab is also yours to work in 24/7.

    The part-time program is 30 weeks long and includes a mix of self-study, small-group programming projects and lecture from expert instructors. To cater to working adults, Monday-Friday includes independent student with Saturdays reserved for instructor-led reviews.

  • Where are the bootcamps located?

    We have campuses in Cleveland, OHColumbus, OHCincinnati, OH, Pittsburgh, PA, and Philadelphia, PA.

    We also offer National Live Remote campus options all over the country in cities across the United States with the same learn to code and career prep experience as our in-person program.

  • How many students are in a typical class?

    Classes vary based on language and time of year, but typically we have around 15-18 students per class. With additional instructors on staff, we have a ratio of 1 instructor to 12 students which means a lot of personal attention.

  • What are my class options?

    Campus Locations

    Online Bootamp
    National Live Remote

    For all current start dates, check out the Find my Bootcamp page.

  • Do I have to quit my job to do this full-time for 14 weeks?

    Coding bootcamps are a unique form of education, and there’s a reason that we call them “bootcamps”: they’re intense periods of hard work designed to yield breakthrough progress and big payoffs on the other side. To be successful you have to be focused and dedicated.  We ask that all applicants for Tech Elevator’s full-time program be prepared to either take time off or step away fully from their jobs. Alternatively, we also offer a Part-Time Program that allows for students to learn at a more flexible pace.

    For many it’s not hard to say goodbye to their current, unfulfilling job knowing that Tech Elevator will be their onramp to a new, satisfying career. If you love your company (but maybe not your role), consider talking to your employer about the program and how it can enhance your skill set for the job, or help them in other areas. Rather than lose you completely they may be willing to support you, sometimes with tuition support, sometimes with a leave of absence. It never hurts to ask!

  • How do I choose a coding bootcamp that’s right for me? 

    Enrolling in a coding bootcamp is a big decision. To help narrow your options, our co-founder and CEO Anthony Hughes put together a framework to help people determine which bootcamp makes the most sense for them. The framework focuses on approaching how to choose a bootcamp, and provides questions to ask during your research. Access the free guide here, and download our free bootcamp comparison checklist.

  • Do I have to know code before I apply?

    The short answer is “no”.

    …but it’s always a good sign if somebody has made some strides towards learning the craft on their own. A lot of our students start teaching themselves online and decide to take the next steps with our program. What we really care about is your natural aptitude because when we have the right raw materials, we can make a great programmer.

    Take our quick aptitude test to see if you’re a good fit for the program.

  • Do I need to provide my own computer?

    Nope, all students will be provided with a laptop to use during the duration of the program, and any paid software licenses are provided by Tech Elevator.

    Classrooms/labs will be equipped with the necessary equipment including shared monitors to allow students to collaborate via “pair-programming”.

  • How much does it cost?

    The bootcamp tuition is $16,500.

    You have a few payment options including credit card and ACH banking information. Some students save up and pay all in one sum, while others break out payments. We’re happy to work with you on payment options that work for you.

    For payment and financing options, visit our financing page.

    For more financing-specific FAQs, check out our Financing FAQs.

  • Do you offer payment plans?

    Our payment plan follows this model:

    Full-Time Programs:

    • $125 to hold your spot in class (once accepted)
    • Half of your tuition is due at the time of equipment release
    • The other half is due on day 1 of week 8 of the bootcamp

    Part-Time Programs:

    • $125 to hold your spot in class (once accepted)
    • One-third of your tuition due at the time of equipment release
    • One-third due on day 1 of week 11 of the bootcamp
    • One-third due on day 1 of week 21 of the bootcamp
  • Do you offer financing options? 

    Yes, we work with a variety of partner lenders. For more information, visit our financing page.

    For more financing-specific FAQs, visit our Financing FAQs page.

  • Are there grants I can apply toward tuition?

    Tech Elevator is an eligible training provider with the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act, which authorizes & funds employment & training programs in the United States.

    Based on your qualification criteria & Tech Elevator accepted enrollment, you may be eligible for WIOA financial assistance. Visit our financing page for local office information.

    For more financing-specific FAQs, visit our Financing FAQs page.

  • Are there scholarships I can apply toward tuition?

    Through the generous support of hiring partners, we offer scholarships throughout the year. Check out our scholarship opportunities.

  • I have student loans; can I defer payments while in the program? 

    Most federal student loans are eligible for at least one income-driven repayment plan. If your income is low enough, your payment could be as low as $0 per month. Check out this website for more information.

  • I’m not from the region and need a place to stay during the program.

    There are many great short-term rentals you can find through sites like Airbnb, Home Away and VRBO to name a few. We’ll work with you to help navigate housing options, neighborhoods and commute time.

  • Does Tech Elevator require COVID-19 vaccinations?

    In alignment with county requirements and local public health recommendations, some Tech Elevator campuses require in-person students to be up-to-date with their COVID-19 vaccinations, as defined by the CDC. Tech Elevator also reserves the right to amend its policies at any time in response to changing public health and safety concerns—up to and including shifting its in-person instruction to Live Remote learning.

    We have chosen to require vaccines to ensure the safest possible classroom experience, following the CDC and state regulatory guidelines, without inconveniencing students and Tech Elevator staff. Knowing that all students in a Tech Elevator campus are up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations minimizes the risk of exposure and spread of the COVID-19 virus and reduces potential disruption during the cohort due to CDC quarantine and isolation requirements.

    Students will demonstrate that they meet this requirement prior to picking up their laptops by showing proof of their vaccination, such as vaccination card(s).

    For students who are unable or do not wish to receive the vaccine or those who feel more comfortable learning remotely, Tech Elevator offers our National Live Remote program starting the same day as in-person classes.

  • Are residents of all United States Eligible to apply for Tech Elevator?

    Tech Elevator cannot accept applicants from New Mexico or North Dakota for its coding bootcamp programs at this time.

Vet Tec

  • Does the VET TEC Program cover full-tuition and fees for attending the VET TEC program?

    Yes, full-tuition and fees are covered for those veterans attending Tech Elevator under the VET TEC program.

    Disclaimer: VET TEC funding is applicable to Tech Elevator until the VA annual budget hits capacity. At this time, VET TEC funding is exhausted until the next fiscal period (starting in October 2023).

  • What does VET TEC stand for?

    Veteran Employment Through Technology Education Courses (VET TEC).

  • Which Tech Elevator campus is approved to receive VET TEC funding?

    The Full-Time National Live Remote Campus is the only campus that is approved under the VET TEC Program.

    Disclaimer: VET TEC funding is applicable to Tech Elevator until the VA annual budget hits capacity. At this time, VET TEC funding is exhausted until the next fiscal period (starting in October 2023).

  • What is the VET TEC Program?

    A five-year pilot program that pairs participating Veterans and eligible Service members with industry-leading Training Providers to help participants acquire new skills to enter the job market or enhance their business acumen. The ultimate goal is to give Veterans the high-tech skills sought by today’s top employers so they can acquire meaningful employment in high-demand training areas:

    • Computer software
    • Computer programming
    • Data processing
    • Information science
    • Media applications
  • How do VET TEC Payments work?

    1. An initial 25 percent of tuition and fees are paid to the school  when the student enrolls and attends.
    2. Another 25 percent of tuition and fees are paid to the school  when the student completes his or her training program.
    3. The remaining 50 percent of tuition and fees are paid to the school once the student secures meaningful employment in his or her field of study

     

  • What is the annual budget for the VET TEC Program and what happens when the budget is reached?

    VET TEC is subject by law to a $45 million annual budget. In the event that the annual budget cap is hit, VA will no longer accept new VET TEC student enrollments until additional funding is secured or the new fiscal year starts on October 1. However, if the budget is still available a student’s full-tuition coverage is secure the moment the student is certified within the VA System which is allowable no more than 30 days before the cohort start date. Your admissions coordinator will alert you as quickly as possible if the budget has been met for the fiscal year and will work quickly to help you understand your options.

  • What happens if the program reaches budget and my enrollment cannot be certified?

    Should the VET TEC program hit its budget for the fiscal year the student will be notified immediately. At that time the student will be provided other financing options if the goal is to continue to pursue the same start date at Tech Elevator. If the student wants to attend Tech Elevator through the VET TEC Program, certification of the student cannot be completed until additional funding is received or the funding is replenished in the new fiscal year beginning October 1.

  • What does meaningful employment translate to that counts as placement for VET TEC Participants to ensure that Tech Elevator receives payment for the last 50%?

    • Traditional employment in a career in which the program of study was.
    • Promotion in the VET TEC student’s current career if the student is currently employed in a career of which the program of study was.
    • Self-Employment if the VET TEC is owning/operating a business and is utilizing the skills from the program of study in which they were enrolled.
    • If a VET TEC student is affirming Meaningful Employment via Self-Employment, additional information may be required such as a federal tax ID and corporation papers. Additionally, VA may require a written explanation as to how the skills learned by the VET TEC student will assist in growing their business.
  • How long does the student have to find employment to be counted eligible for the final 50% payment?

    Students have 180 days to find meaningful employment to count towards eligibility for the final 50% payment.

  • What happens if a veteran is called to active duty during their 180 days of seeking employment?

    The Department will only extend the 180-day requirement to find employment if the Veteran is called to Active Duty or for extenuating circumstances, the Department will evaluate such circumstance on a case-by-case basis. The 180-day period will be extended by the length of the call-up when less than 90-days.

  • What are the requirements for a student to be eligible for VET TEC?

    You may be eligible for VET TEC if you meet all of these requirements.

    All of the following must be true:

    • You aren’t on active duty or are within 180 days of separating from active duty, and all of the following are true:
      • You qualify for VA education assistance under the GI Bill, and
      • You have at least one day of unexpired GI Bill entitlement, and
      • You’re accepted into a program by a VA-approved training provider
  • How does a student gain approval for VET TEC?

    1. Access the application portion of the VET TEC website.
    2. Create an account at  Login.gov, ID.me, DS Logon, or My HealtheVet and login
    3. Prepare the following material to fill out the application:
      • Direct deposit information
      • Highest level of education
      • Previous high-tech industry experience, if applicable
      • Information about the training provider or program you want to attend (optional)
    4. Complete this VET TEC application and receive a confirmation message that your application is complete
    5. Fill out VA Form 22-1990, as prompted, if the student has not already applied for VA Education Benefits
    6. VA will review and approve within 30 days
    7. A COE (Certificate of Eligibility) or Denial letter will be disbursed via USPS
  • Will I be attending class with just veterans?

    No you will not be attending class with just veterans. You will be attending class with non-veterans who are all pursuing the same career-change as you. However, you will be able to apply the good habits developed during  your military bootcamp to your coding bootcamp.

  • Am I eligible for a MHA (monthly housing allowance) while attending Tech Elevator under the VET TEC Program?

    Yes, you will be eligible for a MHA for the 14-week duration of the program. Payment is made directly to you from the VA. This payment will be made in arrears (i.e. if you began attending training in May, you will not receive your first MHA payment until around the first week in June). You are responsible for verifying your continued enrollment monthly with the VA in order to release this payment.

  • Why is Tech Elevator not approved as a preferred program?

    Being approved as a preferred provider has no implications on the student. It has only internal implications on Tech Elevator. Instead you can rest assured that regardless you are receiving a great value when choosing to enroll at Tech Elevator:

    • Tuition-Free Skills Training. In partnership with VET TEC, Tech Elevator will offer its industry-leading coding bootcamp to select Veterans, tuition-free. A monthly housing allowance will also be provided throughout the 14-week bootcamp.
    • Job Placement Support. Veterans will learn career skills alongside the tech curriculum with help from a career coach. Students will also have access to Tech Elevator’s nationwide hiring network of more than 750 top brands.
    • Lifelong Career (Renewed Purpose): Find your new purpose in a career that challenges you, and gives you the financial freedom and longevity to fulfill your professional and personal goals.

    Credible Outcomes. Graduates have a 88% job placement rate within 180 days of graduating. Our results speak to our focus on quality and on student success, which has earned us a leading national bootcamp position.

  • Does VET TEC training count against my GI Bill entitlement?

    No, your VET TEC training will not count against your GI Bill entitlement, and you need only one day of unexpired GI Bill benefits to participate.

  • Can I use VET TEC benefits more than once?

    VET TEC students receiving benefits under the VET TEC Pilot Program are unable to participate in a subsequent VET TEC program for 18 months effective from their last date of attendance at their previous VET TEC program. This rule is in effect even if the VET TEC student voluntarily withdraws from a program or is terminated from a program due to failure to meet standards of progress.

    The VET TEC Processing Team may waive this rule if the reason for the withdrawal or termination is due to an active duty call up or for medical reasons. The VET TEC student must contact the VET TEC Processing Team in order to request this waiver.

  • Can a student seeking to use VET TEC funding also apply and be awarded the Represent Tech Scholarship?

    Yes, a student can apply and be awarded the Represent Tech Scholarship and use VET TEC funding to pay the remainder.

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