Making Tech Equitable

We recruit and train individuals who may have otherwise felt a career in tech was unattainable. We’re committed to enhancing lives and enriching local communities. And by successfully placing highly trained, top-quality candidates at premier software companies, we are doing our part to reshape the tech industry to reflect the diversity of San Diego.

Skilled professional it start-up company

100%

JOB PLACEMENT

31%

avg. Salary increase

75%

underrepresented in tech

Businesses love the ecosystem we're building

Entrepreneurs

Gain access to talent at a fraction of the market rate. Launch your MVP and let us help you scale your team as you grow.

Agencies

Get more work done with developers experienced with the Miva ecommerce platform, WordPress, and Unity.

Mid Market

Enterprise clients leverage our highly skilled apprentices working in C#, ASP.net Core, Azure and ServiceNow.

Mike Roberts CEO Creating Coding Careers

Hi,

I'm Mike Roberts

For me this is very personal. For most of my life and career in software development, I haven't seen engineers that looked like me. I've worked at amazing companies and earned a six figure salary. And, I knew this is work that more people can do and crush it. Folks just need an opportunity to show an employer their super powers.

Through Creating Coding Careers, I'm able to provide opportunities for overlooked and undefeated people to break into tech and make the industry equitable.

Mike Roberts
Creating Coding Careers CEO

Together we can

Here's How It Works

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We work in the community to discover and recruit talent across the Promise Zone in San Diego and the City of Escondido.

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Candidates complete a three month pre-apprenticeship learning phase to prepare for our DOL Registered Apprenticeship.

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Apprentices spend a year learning along side experienced software engineers working on real world projects for real clients.

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Our team matches grads with companies looking for high performing early career engineers for permanent positions.

Flexible Options

Traditional coding bootcamps are expensive and require you to quit your job. Then it's up to you to find a job. With sponsored scholarships and flexible tuition payment options available for the pre-apprenticeship training, students at CCC can make a meaningful investment in advancing their careers without the financial burden of a typical bootcamp.

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CREATING CODING CAREERS: NEW COLLAR JOBS

During the apprenticeship phase, students are paid hourly as they complete project-based work under the tutelage of professional engineers, after which they are placed in a full-time, high growth job at a partner company. CCC’s “earn and learn” program strives to provide an affordable alternative that will uplift communities and inspire a new generation of tech professionals. The future of work is new collar jobs.

EMPLOYERS

Access a pipeline of women, Black, Latinx, and LGBTQ+ engineers. Say goodbye to your retention problems.

APPRENTICES

Gain a year of meaningful work experience and then transition directly into a permanent role writing software at a great company.

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Community and Corporate Partners

By building and maintaining strong corporate and community partnerships, CCC has established a proven method of providing a pipeline of professionals ready for job placement in San Diego’s tech industry. As corporations increasingly commit to diversifying their workforce, CCC’s apprenticeship program is a mutually beneficial pursuit for companies and prospective candidates alike.

Through thoughtful support and funding opportunities from donors, foundations and community leaders, CCC continues to explore more opportunities for growth.

Diversifying San Diego's Tech Industry

Demand for skilled tech workers in San Diego is high — along with the desire to create a corporate culture that supports diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) and attract a more diverse pool of candidates. Our program is designed to support students while providing our corporate partners the opportunity to uphold their commitment to DEI. By addressing inequality in the sector now, we’ll make the future of the industry more inclusive and prosperous for all San Diegans — and help our region keep its competitive edge.

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Creating Careers - And Rewriting Futures

We know that for many, a traditional degree program through a four-year university isn’t always affordable or feasible, but that doesn’t lessen their drive to enter the workforce trained and ready to make a difference. Through active recruitment efforts, we will identify those passionate about advancing or redefining their career and give them the tools to rewrite their future.

Together we can

CUSTOMER SUCCESS STORIES

"As NewRocket grows, finding talented development staff is always a challenge. It has been great partnering with [Creating Coding Careers] in this area. The apprenticeship program enables us to reduce risk while increasing capacity."

Todd Bashor

Vice President, NewRocket

"Through regular individual and team feedback, Mike guided us from our previously chaotic software development practice into a new agile workflow, improving team communication in the process."

Leanne Chukoskie Ph.D

Associate Research Scientist, Qualcomm Institute, UC San Diego

"The apprenticeship program provided us with three talented, diverse apprentices who were already familiar with the ServiceNow platform and service portal work."

Nathan Firth

Founder, NewRocket

Yahshemi Walters

QA AUTOMATION APPRENTICE

I’m in a position where I’m paid everyday and on a path to get even better at QA automation and software engineering.

  • 6785 Imperial Ave. San Diego CA, 92114
  • mike@cccareers.org
  • 619-320-8378

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