#BridgeTheTechGap

We partner with tech companies to offer tech apprenticeships with stipends and job placement to Bay Area women and non-binary, feminine-adjacent adults with low incomes.

What We Do

We're like a coding bootcamp, but free, and we cover more than just web development. Our full-time program is longer than most at six months, it's followed by job placement, and it's specifically for local women and non-binary femme adults in need. Companies partner with us to provide mentoring and to formulate criteria and curriculum. (See what else sets us apart in our FAQs.)

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Why

The tech industry in the Bay Area is causing displacement and increasing income disparity. The industry also needs to build more diverse technical teams.

We asked, "What if we could help tech companies build much-needed diverse technical teams by having them sponsor training for underrepresented, underprivileged locals who need jobs the most?"

How it Works

Vetting

Techtonica conducts free intro workshops with local organizations and labs.

We invite the best participants to apply to be full-time apprentices.

Partner Companies

Partner companies sponsor the apprenticeships and provide mentors.

They have a say in the curriculum and receive inclusion training in preparation for employing one of their top-rated apprentices at the end of the program.

The sponsorship is tax-deductible.

Apprenticeship

Accepted apprentices receive living stipends, laptops, and up to six months of full-time, hands-on training that includes lectures, projects, open-source contributions, and experienced guidance.

Upon completion of the program, apprentices are placed with partner companies.

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“[The participants] were so impressive. I was blown away. Any one of them would be a great asset.” -Michelle Krejci, supporter and engineer

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