Sponsor today to help #BridgeTheTechGap!

Techtonica offers six months of software engineering training with monthly living and childcare stipends and laptops to local women and non-binary adults with low incomes, then places graduates with sponsors.

By sponsoring, you're empowering the people most underrepresented in tech and most in need. You’ll also save time and money on recruiting, build diversity in tech, expand your network, gain new perspectives, make better products, receive a tax exemption, join other distinguished supporters, and lift the local community.

Make a positive social impact while filling your technical talent needs.

We have a rigorous application process that includes HTML/CSS workshops, a JavaScript workshop, a code challenge, a long application, pairing, and interviews by staff as well as board members. Our acceptance rate is 8%.

Developed by industry professionals, our six-month, sponsor-approved, open-source training covers full-stack JavaScript using hands-on projects. Participants build several projects, including a final project that is demoed during interviews and the graduation celebration—watch our 2018 project demos and placement announcements here.

Apprentices spend the last weeks of training preparing to join the companies they've been matched with.

Most of our participants are people of color, and we place 100% with hiring partners. All of our graduates still work in tech and most are still working with the companies we placed them with. Read more about our participants here.

The best talent can’t be confined to gender, race, status, or age—let’s bring the best local talent to the best of tech.

Michelle Krejci, Pantheon’s Service Engineer Tech Lead, said, “The apprentices are so impressive—any one of them would be a great asset. The Bay Area often brags of innovation but it’s Techtonica that delivers.”

“Techtonica has created an effective and laudable program.” -Gavin Sherry, CEO of Autonomic

Latinx: 36%, Black: 32%, East Asian: 14%, Southeast Asian: 9%, White: 9%

Join our hiring partners!

Become a sponsor today!

How Hiring Works


Become a sponsor at the advocate level—this process includes signing an advocate sponsor agreement, receiving an invoice, paying the sponsorship fee, and announcing the partnership.

2018 apprenticeship cohort
2018 apprenticeship cohort

Get Involved and Strategize

Get involved during the selection process and training at Techtonica—you can volunteer, have us for an office visit, etc.

Determine your future employee’s position, team, and duties. Possible positions include: software engineer, support engineer, technical program manager, sales engineer, and other "tech plus/adjacent" roles.

Find Your Match and Prepare

Mutually rate and match with apprentices at the end of the fifth month of training.

Collaborate with your future employee on how to spend the last month preparing to join your team. Negotiate start date, pay, and other details.

2018 apprenticeship cohort
2018 apprenticeship cohort


Enjoy having your matched graduate on your team!

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