#BridgeTheTechGap

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

Our Apprentices

Is your company hiring engineers? Do you care about your social footprint and diversity? We are seeking sponsors for our apprentices, who make it through a rigorous, seven-step application process that includes multiple workshops, interviews, and a code challenge. By the time each cohort graduates and is ready for placement on your team, they will have done more than 1,000 hours of collaborative, 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.

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

Sponsor Companies

Companies that have sponsored at the Advocate Level cover the apprentices' pre-placement training and provide mentors.

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

Apprenticeship

Accepted apprentices receive living stipends, laptops, and more than 950 hours of full-time, project-based, collaborative training.

Upon completion of the program, apprentices are placed with hiring partners.

“[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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