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Partner Spotlight: Firefly Educate

Founded in 2004 on the premise that education is the foundation of technology adoption, Firefly Educate is expanding their curriculum to include state-of-the-art software development training. Students can select to learn full-time online for three months, or gain skills on their own schedule with a self-paced, online part-time program.

Throughout the course students are given the opportunity to learn HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, Angular, Python, DC.js, Crossfilter.js, JSON, Mongo DB, Flask, CSV, Django and SQLite.

Firefly Educate's software development training is designed to skill up coders of all ages and experience levels. Students will go on a journey from beginner to expert - and by the end of the course, they've ready to join the workforce as a software developer or engineer.

Firefly conducts a “Careers Week” at the end of each cohort. The week includes a resume preparation workshop, mock interviews, and presentations from employers. Students also present their projects for peer review by mentors and classmates.

Curriculum Structure

The curriculum is organized into four groupings that are broken into nine modules.

Group 1: Fundamentals Series

  • HTML Fundamentals
  • CSS Fundamentals
  • JavaScript Fundamentals
  • Python Fundamentals

Group 2: Practical Front-end Development

  • User Centric Front-End Development
  • Interactive Front-End Development

Group 3: Practical Back-end Development

  • Practical Python
  • Working with Data

Group 4: Full Stack Frameworks

  • Full Stack Development with Django

Firefly Educate & Skills Fund: A Partnership to Put Students First

For the full-time live online program, students make low interest-only payments while in program and for two months following program completion. Full repayment begins afterwards.

For the part-time online program, students start making full monthly payments roughly one month after your loan is disbursed.

With a Skills Fund loan, students are empowered. Know your rate and monthly payment amount before applying for financing, so there are no surprises. Pay off your loan at any time with no prepayment penalties.

Visit Firefly Educate's website to learn more about their life-changing skills training program.

Visit the Firefly Educate & Skills Fund partnership website to learn more about Skills Fund and apply for financing.