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Frequently Asked Questions
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Yes. As of June 26th, 2022 we will exclusively be inviting graduates from our pre-apprenticeship program, space is limited and completing the pre-apprenticeship does not guarantee an apprenticeship.
No. We will be inviting a limited number of pre-apprenticeship graduates based on employer demand however, the pre-apprenticeship will prepare you for a number of roles in tech, it is free, and by completing the program will be one step closer on your journey.
Yes, we have employees that live and work in various states. You can participate in our pre-apprenticeship from anywhere in the world. However, you must be eligible to work in the US and reside in the US to be hired into our apprenticeship.
In order to best meet employer demand we are prioritizing inviting candidates that live in the following key employer regions for our paid apprenticeship program:
East Palo Alto, CA
Prince George's County, MD
San Diego County, CA
South Los Angeles, CA
St. Louis County, MO
If you live outside of one of our key employer regions you may be placed onto a waitlist for an invite to an apprenticeship opportunity after you complete your pre-apprenticeship.
You can apply for the pre-apprenticeship and completing that free program first. By registering it provides us your basic contact information and gets you in on our email list for announcements and more information. Once you apply we can begin to assess whether you qualify and are ready. By starting the application process early we can determine what additional steps you may need to take to prepare for an Apprenticeship.
We will email you resources we recommend you start working through. The pre-apprenticeship is full of great learning opportunities. We hope you take advantage them and they are also an opportunity for you to demonstrate some of the work ethic and determination that we are looking for in our Apprenticeship candidates.
It has been our experience that in most cases the email was caught by your spam filter and/or sent to your junk folder, please start by checking there. You can also whitelist our outgoing address firstname.lastname@example.org to help prevent that from happening in the first place.
There isn't an answer to this in terms of demographic, economic background, or level of previous experience. We are accepting all types of people from all types of situations with lots of previous experience or none. What we ARE looking for are people with grit. Grit is a catchall term for hard working, determined, resourceful, someone who is serious about their path and is actively working to make it a reality. We currently are limited in the number of Apprentices we can take on at any given time. Grit is that collection of traits that we know to be the difference in people who crush it and people who flounder. The best thing you can do is show a can do attitude, whether that is by getting into our courses, or attending an event. Working every day to improve your skills is what it will take for you to advance in a tech career.
Yes! We are very excited to be able to offer this opportunity to people looking to get into the software development industry. It is often an industry with a very real socio-economic barrier of entry. 4-year degrees are expensive and the time it takes to learn enough on your own with or without a bootcamp is substantial. Not everyone is in a situation in their life where they are able to invest that amount of time consistently enough to get up to speed and land a job. We want to make a new path to entering the workforce and offer an opportunity to people who are left out or blocked currently. Rather than get people white-collar jobs we want to make a new path into the industry for individuals, provide the industry with a new talent-pipeline, and create new-collar jobs.
It isn't necessarily an advantage or disadvantage. Similar to the above question, we want people who have grit. If you have some experience that's great, it will help you get up to speed more quickly. We are however, more concerned with whether you will be hard working, determined, and resourceful than if you are already experienced. We have a curriculum in place to get people up to speed who aren't starting with experience and would rather have the grittiest, hardest-working person with no experience than a super experienced, lazy genius. You will still be required to complete our pre-apprenticeship before you are will be eligible to be invited to our apprenticeship program.
If you applied before 6/18/2021 yes. While we have made every effort to reach out to previous candidates of the San Diego Code School program, you will need to apply for Creating Coding Careers if you are applying after 6/18/2021. You only need to apply here once.
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