Tech Elevator an educational provider helping individuals and companies gain in-demand technology skills for the modern workforce will be partnering with Niantic for an apprenticeship program that will provide 20 underrepresented individuals in the San Francisco Bay, Los Angeles, and Seattle areas the opportunity to launch a career in technology.
Niantic is the world's leading Augmented Reality and mobile real-world company, building engaging applications that merge cutting-edge technology with gaming experiences that foster exploration, discovery, and social interaction. Scholarship recipients will learn to code, tuition-free, through the 14-week coding boot camp and then have the opportunity to launch a career as a junior software engineer either through a six-month Voyager Apprenticeship at Niantic or through one of Tech Elevator’s hiring partners.
“Tech Elevator is proud to partner with Niantic to transform the lives of 20 individuals through our coding boot camp. With Niantic, we have a common mission to foster a more inclusive technology workforce. This program will open the door of opportunity to deserving individuals looking to change the trajectory of their careers. The new partnership contributes to a combined mission of diversifying the technology workforce, and making educational opportunities more accessible to underrepresented communities.”
Anthony Hughes, Tech Elevator CEO and Co-Founder
Niantic will go on to select some of its top participants for a six-month apprenticeship. All of the remaining students will receive career coaching and have access to Tech Elevators' 700+ hiring partners nationwide. All program participants will be provided with full tuition coverage as well as a living stipend while they are in the program.
To apply, applicants must be located in the Southern California, San Francisco Bay, or Seattle area. Applicants must also be part of an underrepresented group in tech (Racial/ Ethnic identities: Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, or Native American/American Indian. Gender ID: Female, Transgender, Non-binary).