We offer six-month tech apprenticeships with living stipends and laptops to Bay Area women and non-binary adults with low incomes, then place graduates with sponsor companies for at least three months of full-time work (internships and contracting are fine). We're seeking sponsors now!

Our Apprentices

Does your company care about its social footprint and diversity? Are you hiring software engineers? We are seeking sponsors for our apprentices, who were the 8% of applicants selected for our program. By the time they graduate in June 2018, they will have done more than 900 hours of project-based learning developed by industry professionals. To secure one of the apprentices for your team, please check out more details here and get in touch!

Street, sidewalks, and building in the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco.


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 most resilient, independent, committed, positive, collaborative, curious, calm participants to apply to be full-time apprentices.

Partner Companies

Partner companies sponsor the apprentices 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.


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

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

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

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