The job-readiness program designed to build the non-tech skills needed to be ready for interviews with employers.
You’ve studied, worked hard, and racked up lots of long nights learning the latest tech skills. Now you just need that boost of fuel to get your new career off the ground!
LiftOff is a free program for candidates with existing technical skills who are ready to take the next step toward landing a job in tech. In addition to top tech skills, companies need to know that you’ll be a good employee, able to mesh well with their team, manage their development cycles, and work within their established processes. Our experienced mentors and teaching fellows will teach you material focused on what your local area hiring managers are asking for.
Liftoff is a career readiness course designed to help guide people with the requisite programming skills (proficiency with an Object Oriented Programming language and a modern framework) through building a personal project.
Liftoff courses meet once a week for three hours for 8 weeks. Those enrolled are expected to be working on a project and other modules for an additional 10-15 hours a week outside of class.
Liftoff cohorts typically follow the completion of an LC101 cohort. Graduates of that course then opt-into Liftoff. Graduates of LaunchCode Education Programs have priority admittance into Liftoff with some remaining seats available to interested people with the requisite skills.
Students will need access to a laptop to participate in the course. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide students with laptops at this time. Chromebooks and tablets will not be sufficient for use in this course. If you own a PC, you must have Windows 8 OS or more recent, though Windows 10 is strongly preferable. If you own a Mac, the most recent Mac OS is strongly preferred. Laptops used for virtual courses also need to meet Zoom’s system requirements. You may check Zoom’s system requirements here. Pay particular attention to the System Requirements and Supported Operating Systems sections. If enrolled, please apply all system upgrades before coming to class.
There are no other requirements to participate.
Students who successfully complete Liftoff are automatically transitioned into our Apprenticeship Program. To learn more about LaunchCode's Apprenticeship Program, please visit launchcode.org/apply.
Unfortunately, because Liftoff is only an 8 week course, missing even a single class is a significant loss. Missing two or more classes will result in being dropped from the course.