Are you looking to start your new future by learning the most in-demand programming languages in just 14 weeks? With campuses in Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, and Pittsburgh, Tech Elevator educates students of all backgrounds and equips them with the skills needed to become professional full-stack web developers, software developers, and more. With financing available from Skills Fund, Tech Elevator students have the opportunity to pay for their program in low monthly amounts. We sat down with Tech Elevator and heard from some students and staff about their experience and what's next!
Explore Your New Career with Tech Elevator
Explore Your New Career with Tech Elevator
October 9, 2018
TECH ELEVATOR NEWS:
As a reporting member of the Council on Integrity in Results Reporting (CIRR), Tech Elevator just released their outcomes data for July-December 2017. This data release comes with some outstanding results from Tech Elevator graduates, including a 92% graduation rate, 91% job placement rate, and $61,000 average graduate salary. Learn more on Tech Elevator's website.
Act fast: while Tech Elevator's 2018 cohorts are now full, they're actively enrolling for ALL 2019 cohorts at all 4 campuses. Take the aptitude test and discover if you have what it takes to be a developer!
Students take code breaks at the ping-pong table at Tech Elevator Cincinnati.
HEAR FROM TECH ELEVATOR GRADUATES: STUDENT STORIES
Bakhary, Tech Elevator Cleveland
At just 19 years old, Bakhary moved to Cleveland from Brooklyn, New York and enrolled at Tech Elevator. Before attending the bootcamp, Bakhary worked as a cashier, cook, and lighting control specialist for an event production company. He was one of the first students from Cohort 8 to get an offer and accept a job. He's now a Software Developer at National General Insurance!
Bakhary's thoughts on Tech Elevator's career prep: "The Pathway Program is one of the most integral and uplifting components of this program in my opinion because it really prepares you to begin a career in the tech field. I also think the wealth of knowledge that all the instructors bring as well as the experiences that they have are such an important part of this program."
Describe Tech Elevator in one word: "Inspiring."
James, Tech Elevator Cincinnati
After college, James started working at a travel agency, working his way up into a variety of roles. He took a few coding classes and always felt "at home" working with computers. When he heard about Tech Elevator, he decided to elevate his career and enrolled in the coding bootcamp. He's now a Software Engineer at Axcess Financial.
James tells us a little bit about the Pathway Program: "Jessica and Rita provided a multitude of resources that gave us the tools we needed to succeed! The organization of the program, and the structure of it came together perfectly, so that we were ready for interviews in a way I never imagined possible for myself. I received a handful of callbacks from matchmaking, and even received an offer before even graduating from the bootcamp! Thank you thank you!!"
What's the biggest strength of Tech Elevator? "Everything about it; I can't believe how much I learned in such a short time and now I have a new career!"
Patrick, Tech Elevator Pittsburgh
Patrick studied finance in college but realized he wasn't in the right industry after graduating. A lifelong gamer, tech excited him, but thought it was out of reach without a degree. After hearing about Tech Elevator he started to do his research, talked to friends about the bootcamp model and attended an Open House before applying. He's now an Associate Developer at SDLC Partners.
What are Tech Elevator's biggest strengths? "Patient instructors. Financial guidance. Strong curriculum. Experienced Staff. Everything about the Pathway Program."
WHAT'S NEXT FOR TECH ELEVATOR?
"There is a world of opportunity available for Tech Elevator's expansion and continued reach of students. Tech Elevator team members are excited about this growth.
"The thing that most excites me about Tech Elevator's future is the vast opportunity I see to continue to expand and scale the things we've been so successful at. It's really exciting each time we bring our model to a new community and I look forward to continuing to do that." - David Wintrich, Chief Academic Officer & Co-Founder
"I get excited when I think about how we are really only getting started. Yes, we have impacted hundreds of people's lives already, but as we expand from city to city it will be exciting to see this program impact many more as time goes on." - Justin Driscoll, Pittsburgh Campus Director