We’re excited to offer our 14 week, full-time Wilmington coding bootcamp at no cost to students who meet eligibility requirements. This is made possible through Tech Impact’s One Workforce Grant Program — funded by the Delaware Department of Labor One Workforce grant, to train current job seekers for middle-skilled occupations in the IT industry.
Through our full-time developer bootcamp, we teach students to become software developers while helping them grow 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.
To be eligible for Tech Impact’s tuition support, you must meet the following requirements:
Click here to get started with Tech Impact.
Andrea brings an educational leadership, coaching and business development background to Tech Elevator. She is a University of Delaware graduate currently living in Wilmington, DE. For the past 7 years, Andrea was a Senior Career Consultant and Operations team member with Careerminds Global Outplacement company. In addition, she has been a part-time instructor and has developed curriculum for the University of Delaware Professional and Continuing Studies "Power Up Your Career Seminar Series."
Matavia Porter | 2020 Graduate | Wilmington
It’s good to be in tech in Wilmington; in fact, there are 70% more jobs in tech across all industries as compared to all other job openings in the state.
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. Any way you slice it, Delaware is a small pond, albeit one with some huge fish.” From fintech, medtech to agtech, Delaware is home to the likes of Capital One, Discover Financial Services, JPMorganChase, Perdue, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, among many others.
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 as you begin a career in tech.
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 Wilmington 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.
Martha Loskota | 2020 Graduate | Online
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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