Our apprenticeship program is designed to help you put your new skills to work while getting paid.
We help LaunchCode graduates enter the tech field by matching driven, qualified workers from all different types of backgrounds with employers experiencing a shortage of talent. Candidates are carefully matched with hiring companies for compatibility in technical skills, soft skills, workplace fit, and drive. During their paid apprenticeship, candidates continue learning and building their skillset with mentoring and support from the LaunchCode community.
at the end of their apprentice program
within one year and 77% receive a promotion while working in tech
Hear from LaunchCode alumni on their apprenticeship program experiences and how it helped to build confidence as technologists.
The cost of a college education remains stubbornly high, running between $37,600 – $150,400 on average in the U.S. Even less expensive bootcamps carry a heavy price tag, on average over $14,000 and often even claim part of your future salary. These models place an undue burden on individuals unable to pay high fees, preventing equity in education and tech jobs alike. LaunchCode will never charge to take our courses or get a job through our apprenticeship program. Ever.
Most education institutions and businesses make a profit whether you walk away with a good education and job prospects or not. LaunchCode only earns revenue from an employer if we've trained and prepared you well enough that you land an apprenticeship or job through our program. And employers only want to keep hiring from us as long as they're so pleased with our apprentices that they convert them to permanent employees at the end. If we fail to get you through these challenging courses and into an apprenticeship, you still don't owe us anything, and we don't earn anything.
LaunchCode's unique model relies on three sources: donations from community members, public and private grants to support education and job preparedness, and the revenue we earn from employers after paying wages and benefits to our apprentices. Because we're a nonprofit organization, all the money goes to support the next cohort of classes and apprenticeship jobs, and the cycle sustains itself.