Ticket Into TechUpskill or reskill to gain access to local head of household careers in the tech industry
“Many think developers often work alone in dark rooms, but the work is actually very team-oriented. During class, I met a lot of great people and learned how to work with others on projects. Teamwork, communication and collaboration are extremely important in this industry. I do it every day in my current job and I’m so grateful that I was able to gain that experience in class.”
SLO Partners assisted me in my job search after graduation. My contact at SLO partners was instrumental in generating leads for local companies in the SLO area and was great about keeping an open line of communication with me. In the 60 days following graduation I applied to and interviewed with 4 companies. Of the 4, I received 2 offers and ultimately I accepted a job offer to be a Junior Engineer.
“We love that SLO Partners is out there providing the foundation people need to get their foot in the door – it really levels the playing field.” The program has also helped SoCreate diversify their team. “The graduates always have such diverse backgrounds. They could have been massage therapists or mechanics and don’t realize how valuable their skills are.”
SLO Partners’ Ticket Into Tech apprenticeship program is designed to help hands-on problem solvers enter a new career path through an accelerated training bootcamp with connections to growing companies, and post-hire support. The program is provided through a partnership between SLO Partners, Fullstack Academy and Cal Poly Extended Education Coding Bootcamp. The program’s goal is to create head of household careers in the tech industry through upskilling or reskilling.
The Steps to Tech
1. Contact Us
Submit the info form below and we’ll send you the details.
2. Attend Info Session
Learn about the bootcamps, and paid apprenticeship opportunities.
Apply and interview for a spot in the upcoming class.
4. Pay Deposit
Pay deposit – prices vary depending on the bootcamp.
5. Attend Bootcamp
If you pass the interview, we’ll invite you to attend the bootcamp! It will be a life-changing experience.
You’ll have the opportunity to interview for a paid apprenticeship with one of our hiring partners
Women In Tech Scholarships
SLO Partners is proud to offer three (3) “Women In Tech” – $2,000 scholarships for our online Software Engineering Immersive bootcamp. These are in-demand professions and popular careers for remote working, offering greater freedom, flexibility and job security.
Why was this program created?
In 7 years, the major private employer that contributes nearly a billion dollars to the county’s economy, the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant, will be closing. We must start today to create a more skilled workforce to enable economic growth in higher paying jobs in San Luis Obispo county. The purpose of the SLO Partners apprenticeship program is to create a career path and not just a job. We “screen for attitude and train for the aptitude”.
What type of students are you looking for?
Our primary focus is students with a great attitude and an openness to learn new skills. We don’t require existing tech or mechanical skills. Targeted students range from recent high school graduates hoping to find a well paying career without taking on student loan debt, Community College students looking to add to the skills they’ve learned and find a career that can grow with them, community members wanting to stay in SLO but needing a different career path to land a job here, to mom’s wanting to re-enter the workforce to veterans.
Why should I join an Apprenticeship?
- If you are someone who enjoys working in a team, working with technology, and learning new skills, the SLO Partners Ticket Into Tech Apprenticeship program offers an opportunity to enter a career path with potential to earn head of household income, right here on the Central Coast.
- The local technology industry is growing rapidly, and in desperate need of motivated-talented individuals to help them grow.
- The SLO Partners program provides the foundational training these employers are looking for, and creates connections between our bootcamp graduates and the precision manufacturing business community.
- We’ve helped dozens of local community members level-up their skills and find a new, well paying career path.
How do I apply? What are the next steps?
Simply enter your contact information below, and we will send you an email with more information. The next step is to attend either an in-person or web-based info session, to learn more about the program and ask any questions you may have. After that, you’ll submit a full application, then be told whether you’re accepted to a program.
What are the three phases of the program?
- Phase 1: “Bootcamp Prep” – In this phase a large number of people are exposed to the key curriculum and from the group taking part in the pre-apprenticeship classes a smaller group will be chosen to proceed to phase 2,
- Phase 2: “Bootcamp” – In this phase additional coursework is provided that enable the apprentice to have the core skills required to proceed to phase 3 and begin their work experience.
- Phase 3: “Apprenticeship” – 1 year of paid on-the-job training with a local employer. Introductions to companies and interviews begin after coursework is complete and paid “on-the-job-training” begins when hired by employer.
What is the starting wage of a Software Developer in SLO County?
Average starting salary of a web developer in SLO County is approximately $56k/year. Average salary of a web developer with 2-3 years of experience is approximately $82K/year.
Please contact us for more information on tech bootcamps and apprenticeships