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!