Through our Philadelphia coding bootcamp, we teach students to become software developers while helping them grow the necessary career readiness skills to transition to meaningful jobs in tech. Our industry-aligned full-stack curriculum is taught by seasoned experts and combined with our top-rated Pathway Program™ to help people from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences gain the skills and confidence to land a fulfilling software engineering or developer job. 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.
Shawn is originally from Philadelphia. He lived in Pittsburgh while attending Carlow University where he completed his bachelors degree. Currently, he is working on his master's degree with Southern New Hampshire University. Shawn has had the opportunity to connect with people from all over the world, in various backgrounds, careers, project planning, and more. What Shawn enjoys most about working in Career Development is connecting with people, learning their backgrounds and preparing them to reach their individual career goals. He is very excited to join the Tech Elevator Team and connect with our students.
Tara graduated from Drexel University with a BS in Corporate Communications and PR. After a couple of years working in fundraising and events for local non-profits, Tara made the switch to Higher Ed. Here at Tech Elevator, she looks forward to working not only with the students and staff, but also contributing to corporate partnerships.
Alyssa Hernandez | 2020 Graduate | Philadelphia
Tech Elevator has an extensive hiring network of companies in Philadelphia, from startups to Fortune 50 companies across a full range of industries. Throughout our career-readiness and tech reskilling program, students will have the opportunity to interact and interview with these companies and hear about their culture and career opportunities.
Philadelphia is America’s 5th largest city and one of the hottest destinations for millennials in the country. While Philadelphia and the surrounding area is a powerhouse for financial services – a huge consumer of technology talent – it also has tech-driven organizations such as Comcast and Accenture with major tech hubs in the region.
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 Philadelphia 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.
Charles Ireland | 2020 Graduate | Philadelphia
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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