Liftoff

The job-readiness program designed to build the non-tech skills needed to be ready for interviews with employers.

Prepare for Launch

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.

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Applications to LiftOff are now closed. To keep up to date with LaunchCode news and events, including when future classes are enrolling, subscribe to our email newsletter.

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Designed for candidates with existing tech skills, the LiftOff program builds on your current foundation and takes it to the next level, improving your project, application, interview and on-the-job skills during eight weeks of concentrated job-readiness training and support, tailored to what companies are looking for in a new tech hire.

One-On-One Coaching Sessions

Work with LaunchCode staff and mentors about where to round out your skills to make you stand out from the pack as a potential new employee.

Project Development

Design, plan, build and host your own portfolio project to showcase your skills for employers.

Mentored Group Projects

Gain experience while learning from our professional teaching fellows.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.