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Fullstack Academy Relaunches No-Tuition Fellowship Program with the City of New York

December 2018 — NEW YORK — Fullstack Academy has just relaunched its Web Development Fellowship made possible through a partnership with the City of New York's Tech Talent Pipeline. Fullstack is currently offering 40 qualified candidates a tuition-free coding education at its award-winning, $17K coding bootcamp. After 17 weeks of full-time study, graduates will have the cutting-edge technical skills necessary to fill the city’s most in-demand tech roles. The application is now open to New Yorkers from all boroughs, seeking good paying, in-demand tech jobs.

In order to be considered for the program, applicants must meet the following qualifications:

  • 18 years of age
  • New York City resident
  • Authorized to work in the United States
  • Annual income of less than $50,000
  • Meet selective service requirements (see www.sss.gov)
  • No prior experience in web development (defined as no prior employment, whether part-time or full-time, as a web developer)

The Web Development Fellowship combines lectures, workshops and projects to help students master the fundamental technical and professional skills necessary to be hired as software engineers, working on the front end, the back end or across the full stack.

This new cohort will mark the third time New York City and Fullstack Academy have come together to offer the Web Development Fellowship. Thus far, the partnership has yielded good-paying, skilled tech jobs for 34 low-income New Yorkers. The first cohort graduated in December of 2017 and the second cohort in August of 2018. Once all graduates are employed, about 70 low-income New Yorkers will have the technical skills, the professional networks, and the career savvy to build successful long-term careers.

“Even in New York City, where resources abound, many New Yorkers still don't have access to the training they'll need to survive the new tech economy,” says Fullstack Academy co-founder David Yang. “To address this issue, we've partnered with the City of New York to offer a free programming training to low-income city residents. After they graduate and secure substantial salaries, some of that money will flow back into their communities, and without a doubt, their professional networks will benefit other underserved individuals in their personal networks.”

The tech landscape in New York will continue to change--and as we’ve seen with Amazon’s recent opening in New York City, the demand for tech workers will only grow. This means a skilled workforce must be available to support not only the start ups and established tech companies who already make New York their home, but the many new businesses we’ll see crop up as technology becomes more ubiquitous.

“New York City is home to several of the leading tech companies in the world with more coming every day,” says Nimit Maru, Yang’s co-founder at Fullstack Academy. “Web developers are now and will continue to be in high demand and make good money.”

Fullstack is currently seeking applicants for its February, April and June cohorts of 2019. New Yorkers who meet the eligibility requirements can apply here.

To learn more, visit https://www.fullstackacademy.com/nyc-fellowship

About Fullstack Academy

Fullstack Academy opened in 2013, after co-founders David Yang and Nimit Maru opted to devote themselves full-time to building a coding school. Since then, they’ve expanded to Chicago and established the Grace Hopper Program, the first all-women coding bootcamp in the nation to offer deferred tuition. Fullstack Academy and Grace Hopper Program graduates have gone on to work at Google, Facebook, Amazon, various Fortune 100 firms, and countless start-ups. More details can be found at http://www.fullstackacademy.com or at http://www.gracehopper.com. For more information, contact Emily Rose Prats at press@fullstackacademy.com.

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