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In November 2019, Skills Fund hosted the HIR(ED) Summit, the bootcamp industry's first-ever conference. Today, we're excited to announce the HIR(ED) podcast series! Micah Merrick's podcast, Skill, will be sharing selected panels and talks from the summit.
Today's episode features Liz Eggleston, Course Report Co-Founder, on the state of the bootcamp industry.more
If you missed part 1, I went over some key things to think through as far as making a career change, selecting a bootcamp, and setting yourself up to be successful before getting started. If you’ve already made your choice and are getting ready to start classes, phase 3 of that post includes some useful links to help you get some reps in before you start drinking from the firehose. With research and prep in the rearview mirror, let’s dive in on how to get off to a great start with your...more
Skills Fund recently organized the inaugural HIR(ED) Summit, a gathering of 120 bootcamp leaders, regulators, content creators, and education experts in order to help bootcamps produce ever better outcomes for students. The two-day event featured a diverse set of panelists discussing topics ranging from measuring the effectiveness of serving underrepresented populations to discussing the best way to report student outcomes. Here are five key takeaways from the 2019 HIR(ED) Summit.more
How many great decisions did you make when you were 18? I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt and say five. Finally free from the tyranny of your high school algebra teacher, maybe you chose to go to a university to flex your intellectual muscles and chart a path toward societal revolution. Or maybe you wandered a bit too far from campus and got a little more familiar with the local bar scene than you’d care to admit. Either way, we’re expecting folks who can’t even legally rent a car to make life-altering decisions about what to study, where to live, or how much student loan debt to take...more
Qualifying for a loan seems like it shouldn’t be too complicated. Answer a few questions, submit your information, and wait for a decision, right? But what happens if you’re new to the game and you don’t have much of a credit history? Or what if your credit score is recovering from a few late payments from a couple years back? Luckily, adding a qualified cosigner has the potential to significantly increase your odds of securing a loan. A cosigner is someone who agrees to take on debt payments if a borrower is unable to pay them back. It’s like a bit of extra protection on your loan that...more
Breaking into tech can be a tough journey. Between finding your first job to keeping up with the latest trends in technology – not to mention building out a network and talking to… actual… people – it’s enough to make you want to drop on your couch, throw on some reruns of The Office, and slam down a pint or two of Ben & Jerry’s.more
How is technology changing the way we approach our careers and education? Micah Merrick’s podcast, Skill, explores this question each week. On the latest episode, Micah shared a conversation with Skills Fund CEO, Rick O'Donnell. Check out the podcast below to learn more about the growing bootcamp industry, the merits...more