Free Apprenticeship Job Program

Whether you’re ready to write your first lines of code or ready to find a great job in tech, we’re here to help you be successful.

Apprenticeships Work

Our full-time paid apprenticeship program has launched thousands of new technology careers. Whether you’re self-taught, formally trained, switching careers, or a recent grad, we’re ready to help you launch your tech career.

We help job seekers 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.

More than 4 in 5 Apprentices get hired

at the end of their apprentice program

90% of LaunchCoders get a raise

within one year and 77% receive a promotion while working in tech

Apprentice to Hire

Here’s an overview of how our apprenticeship job-placement program works.


Apply & Test

Complete the online application and HackerRank test

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Program Interview

Interview with LaunchCode and demo your project


Connect with Employers

Work with us to prepare and find a good employer match


Apprentice Work

Get paid to learn and work with an experienced mentor

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Get Hired

More than 4/5 apprentices receive a hiring offer

Just a Few Top Employers Hiring LaunchCoders

How Our Apprenticeships Remain Free

LaunchCode is a nonprofit on a mission to create new pathways to careers in technology. By shifting the burden of training costs away from the learner and to the employer, everyone benefits.

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.

"The apprenticeship model helps pay for the cost of a student’s courses, making LaunchCode free—an important factor to increase student diversity. [...] This gives students the opportunity to work during the day, which can be especially important for students supporting themselves and their families."
Read more in the independent report
“To go to LaunchCode and get a free education… it’s a great opportunity, unlike anything else around here. It’s people of all ages, too. It’s not all right out of college people. It is also older people that are wanting to make that career change. It’s just about investing in the tech world. What LaunchCode is doing is so profound… of course we want to be involved in that!”
- Julie Olivarri
Director, Employee Experience and Community Engagement

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