*Eligibility Requirement: Candidates must permanently reside in Los Angeles, San Fransisco Bay or Seattle areas to be considered.
As the makers of Pikmin Bloom, Pokémon GO and Ingress, Niantic started as an internal startup within Google.
Today, it has more than 1,000 employees and continues to pave the way for new entertainment experiences. Scholarship recipients will be enrolled in Tech Elevator's 14-week, full-time coding bootcamp—starting on October 24, 2022.
Niantic will select top students for a six-month apprenticeship throughout the cohort. And, all remaining students will receive career coaching and have access to Tech Elevators 700+ hiring partners nationwide. Our partnership with Niantic contributes to a combined mission of diversifying the technology workforce, and making educational opportunities more accessible to underrepresented communities.
TECH ELEVATOR GRADUATES
JOB PLACEMENT RATE
AVG. SALARY INCREASE
Our industry-aligned curriculum is full-stack, and it evolves with the needs of our massive network of employer partners. The result?
Students in every cohort enter the job market with the most up-to-date skills, honed by hands-on project work.
Establish foundational programming skills with Java or C#. You'll develop an application that models real-world problems by the end of this module.
You'll write conditional code that can help make decisions, use collections to organize data sets, and leverage object-oriented programming principles for code modularity.
Each student is paired with a personal Pathway Program™ career coach, working together throughout the program to set our students up for success in the job search.
From resumes to networking, mock interviews to employer introductions, we'll be a true partner in helping you achieve your goals.
Before you build a personal brand, our team will help you build a solid foundation through our self discovery process. Your introduction to a career search begins with the CliftonStrengths assessment to identify your unique strengths.
Before diving in further, we'll also teach a few simple practices you can introduce into your daily routine to manage stress and imposter syndrome.
The final phase of self discovery includes working closely with a career coach to develop your elevator pitch—a concise summary about yourself, qualifications and goals.
At Tech Elevator, you don’t go it alone. You're joining a community of educators, employers and alumni who are here to help you succeed.
All your instructors are software development experts who also have a decade or more of industry experience. They personally monitor student progress and follow up proactively, including for one-on-one tutoring.
You’ll receive daily support and one-on-one guidance from this recent Tech Elevator graduate, someone who's completed our program, knows what it's like to be in your shoes and can help you move forward.
In our Pathway Program™ you’re paired with a career expert. Throughout bootcamp, you’ll work together preparing for your job search – from resume building to mock interviews, and networking through career panels and company matchmaking.
You study alongside a rich array of fellow students who come from diverse backgrounds. What you'll have in common is the journey of transformation you are on, the passion and desire and the aptitude to be successful. At Tech Elevator, we make friends and colleagues for life.
Due to an overwhelming number of applicants, the application process is now closed! You can take the Aptitude Test to be considered for future Niantic programs.
Start your application for Tech Elevator's Coding Bootcamp
TAKE THE TEST
No coding required. Test your aptitude to become a software developer.
Fill out an application and tell us about you, including your career goals.
SCHEDULE AN INTERVIEW
If you pass the Aptitude Test and apply, we'll reach out to book your interview.
Hold your seat!
Your coding bootcamp questions answered.
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.
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.
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.
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:
You can view our school catalog for more information.