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Frequently Asked Questions

Please review the following common questions.

Are you really going to pay people to learn software development? 

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. 

Do you accept remote employees that live outside of CA?

Yes, for most programs we have employees that live and work in various states. You must be eligible to work in the US and reside in the US to be hired into our apprenticeship.

Do I have to complete the pre-apprenticeship before an apprenticeship?

No, however it may be the fastest route. They are separate programs and students that complete the Workforce Partnerships/CCC pre-apprenticeship program are automatically eligible for the apprenticeship. Candidates may be accepted into the apprenticeship program directly (and without previous experience) but space is limited.

Where can I find more information about the pre-apprenticeship program?

We have a FAQ specifically for questions about the pre-apprenticeship program.

I'm interested in being an Apprentice and want to get the ball rolling, where do I start?

Register on this website for an account, and then apply online. 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.

I've registered and applied, what now?

We will email you resources we recommend you start working through. These courses and games are 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.

I put in my email to register for the site and never got the email? 

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 info@cccareers.org to help prevent that from happening in the first place.

When will I know if I am in?

We review applications on an ongoing basis. The best thing you can do is take advantage of the resources and suggestions we make to improve your ability to benefit from the opportunity if selected. We will reach out to you via email with status updates.

What are you looking for in an Apprentice? Do I fit the bill? 

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. 

I attended a different Bootcamp or training program, is that an advantage, a disadvantage, does it mean anything? 

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.

I applied in the past, should I apply again? 

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 CCC if you are applying after 6/18/2021. You only need to apply here once.

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.

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