Tech Elevator leads the way in helping individuals to acquire new technology skills with a focus on transitioning to a new career. Students learn full-stack development through high-quality instruction, industry-relevant curriculum, and career coaching that drives our top-ranked job placement outcomes.
Through our full-time or part-time coding bootcamp, we teach students to become software developers while helping them develop the necessary career readiness skills to transition to meaningful jobs in tech. That’s why we’re a leading bootcamp for job placement rate in the country, with 90% of Tech Elevator grads working in a tech role within 180 days of graduation.
Peggy Kachevas oversees our National Live Remote students! She graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Public Relations and a minor in Marketing. She interned with Sherwin-Williams, and upon graduation, entered a full-time career in IT recruiting and staffing with Kforce and Pomeroy. Today at Tech Elevator, Peggy is excited to be part of such a fantastic organization that creates a long-lasting impact on students' lives and within various communities and job markets.Hear from Peggy Kachevas
Sarah has spent her career in careers! Starting in HR, Sarah fulfilled full life-cycle recruitment for a behavioral healthcare agency. Early on into this role, she took over the college internship program and found her love of working with students on developing themselves professionally. Working across all majors in higher ed, she has taught career development courses, created employer connections, and worked 1:1 with students on defining and meeting their own specific goals. Sarah loves being a member of the Tech Elevator team as she recognizes the potential of technology in our society and how beneficial a career in the rapidly growing field of technology can be!
Kaede Stillmun | 2021 Graduate | Online
The goal of the Detroit coding bootcamp is to land a job. Detroit is poised to become one of the next innovation hubs in the U.S. Many associate the city with the automotive industry, but the fact remains that Detroit is welcoming more tech jobs than you might realize. While the automotive industry was once associated almost exclusively with manufacturing, technology shifts have led to a boost in jobs related to smart technology, real-time data monitoring, smart grid systems, and all-around innovation.
Detroit is home to several blue-chip companies ready to hire tech talent, including Ford, GE, and Accenture. The Motor City is also home to a thriving startup scene supported by successful entrepreneurs like Dan Gilbert of Quicken Loans.
Tech Elevator’s established Alumni community is working in exciting tech roles throughout the city. As a Tech Elevator student, you’ll have access to this alumni network for advice, resources, and mentoring opportunities.
Tech Elevator believes in “elevating people, companies, and communities” and a big part of our mission is to play a role in making the communities we serve better. We do that by giving away free learn to code programming to the Detroit tech community through Learn to Code meetups. We also work to partner with organizations who share our values about making paths to careers in tech more accessible and we seek to engage our students and Alumni with the tech community.
Christina Caruso | 2020 Graduate | Detroit
Learn more about our local coding bootcamps.
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:
You can view our school catalog for more information.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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