Job-seeking students in NYC Outcomes Report who took full-time salaried roles, paid apprenticeships, and part-time roles during reporting period.
For the 60% of job-seeking students in NYC Outcomes Report who took salaried jobs during reporting period. Another 37% took full-time apprenticeships averaging $28/hr. 3% took part-time roles averaging $29/hr.
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With a new take on education that falls somewhere between self-taught prodigy and four-year computer science degree, the Flatiron School promises to turn students with little programming experience into developers.
“[Refugees] face a huge challenge: finding work in a foreign country with an unfamiliar language. But there’s one school that aims to give refugees a running start by teaching them a universal language: the language of coding.”
Couric chats with students at “the Harvard Business School of coding” as they gain the programming skills needed to revamp their careers and fill the millions of open tech jobs.
PBS’s Paul Solman visits Flatiron to talk to students with unexpected paths to tech – including a college dropout reinventing her career and a mother returning to the workforce after raising her children – and explores how this bootcamp is increasing diversity in the industry.
Supporting his family on minimum wage, George Taveras “needed a break through… and he found [Flatiron’s] NYC Web Development Fellowship. With that training, George was able to transform his life. Today, this community college-dropout with limited prospects is making $75,000 a year in his tech job.”
It’s been a rocky year for several coding schools. But Adam Enbar, the Flatiron School’s cofounder, believes now is the time to grow.