DigitalCrafts exists to serve a community of builders, each equipped with the skills and tools necessary to breath life into ideas. That is why one of our primary goals of 2018 has been improving accessibility. Our mission is to make a career in technology as accessible as possible, especially for the underrepresented, and the veterans who keep our country safe. To that end, starting with our upcoming September cohorts, women and veterans automatically receive scholarships - no application necessary. As soon as a female or veteran student secures his or her seat after successfully completing the admissions process, a scholarship is automatically awarded (some documentation of military service is required).
It's not breaking news that women are underrepresented in technology. According to Evia, in April 2017 there were 627,000 unfilled positions in tech. The tech roles most in-demand are in software, cyber security and cloud computing. With opportunities abound, now is the time to move the needle towards equal representation in a traditionally male-dominated industry. DigitalCrafts is in this for the long haul, and it's our hope that these automatic scholarships will help more female students launch fulfilling careers as software engineers.
As for veterans - this is the least we can do for your service and sacrifice. You have our sincere appreciation! We've had countless veteran students join our programs, and their 'can do' attitude towards every challenge we throw at them certainly makes for a quality software engineer. In an additional step towards increased accessability, we're currently pursuing approval from the government to enable veterans to leverage GI Bill funding towards tuition. While we haven't heard back about our application just yet, we're positioned to be the first code bootcamp in either of our markets to gain GI Bill approval! Hopefully more news on this soon, stay tuned!
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