LaunchCode is the only tech training and job placement program solely focused on teaching you real-world skills and helping you land a new job in technology. For zero dollars. Guaranteed.
At LaunchCode, we know that while talent is widely distributed among the population, opportunity is not. We aim to change that by making quality tech education based on job market needs free and accessible. Learning skills that lead to an in-demand job in technology shouldn’t demand years of your life, piles of money up front, or part of your paycheck down the road — it should be available to all those who have the passion, drive, and aptitude to build the skills and land the job, regardless of one’s background. We offer part- and full-time courses to take you from zero experience to ready for your first job in tech in months, not years.
We’ve launched over 3,100 individuals into tech careers
Over 9,500 individuals have received free tech education
We have a variety of courses in skills local employers are looking for
Choose and apply to the course that works for you
In-demand curriculum with hands on learning
Resume reviews and practice interviews for your first job in tech
Get paid while learning on-the-job skills
Bonnie thought LaunchCode’s free courses sounded too good to be true, but for her, that meant there was nothing to lose. Without financial pressure, she was able to dive fully into her learning journey.
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.