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 student criteria and curriculum. (See what else sets us apart in our FAQs.)
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
Techtonica conducts free intro workshops with local organizations and labs.
We invite the best students to apply to be full-time apprentices.
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 students at the end of the program.
The sponsorship is tax-deductible.
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, students are placed with partner companies.
How to Help
- Donate (donations are tax-deductible, $1000 will get your face on this page, and you can sign up to donate monthly).
- Encourage your company to sponsor and hire students.
- Sign up to volunteer.
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