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Creating local head of household careers in the tech industry through modern apprenticeship
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What is Ticket Into Tech?

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, connections to growing companies, and post-hire support.

Technology Careers are Growing

Unfilled tech jobs in U.S.
Average time it takes a company to fill a skilled position now
Average starting salary of software developer
Average salary of software developer

How the program works

1. Submit for more info

We’ll send you more details and invite you to attend an info session to learn more about the program

2. Attend an info session

Learn about the FullStack Academy bootcamp, and 1 year paid apprenticeship opportunity.

3. Apply

Apply to FullStack Academy bootcamp and interview for a spot in the upcoming cohort.

4. Pay Bootcamp Deposit

Pay $2,000 FullStack Academy deposit. Financing options available.


5. Attend Bootcamp

If you pass the interview, we’ll invite you to attend the FullStack Academy bootcamp! We promise, it will be a life-changing experience.

6. Apprenticeship

You’ll have the opportunity to interview for a paid apprenticeship with one of our hiring partners… which includes companies like Amazon, MINDBODY, and GAINE Solutions

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We’ve helped dozens of students land their dream jobs in SLO.

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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 a Precision Manufacturing 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 the Cal Poly Extended Ed Boot Camp, starting January 28th. More Details Here

When does the next apprenticeship program start?

The next Cal Poly Extended Ed Coding bootcamp will begin at the begin January 28th.

Classes are held two evenings a week, plus half days on Saturdays, for seven months:

  • Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday from 6:30-9:30pm PT (Weekly)
  • Saturday from 9am-1pm PT (Weekly)

What are the three phases of the Ticket Into Tech 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 will I learn in the Cal Poly Extended Ed Bootcamp training?


The first phase, Foundations, will cover programming fundamentals, including HTML, CSS and the basics of Javascript. The goal of this first phase is to master the very basics, so you’re ready to move on to more advanced web development concepts.

Core Curriculum

In the Core Curriculum phase, which takes up the bulk of the program, you’ll dive deep into both front-end and back-end frameworks. That’s what it means to be a “full-stack developer”–that you can work on either end of the equation, making you a more valuable hire. This phase of the program is also where you’ll become proficient in databases.

Project Phase

The last ten weeks of the program are known as the Project Phase, where you’ll build your portfolio–the next best thing to real-world experience a programmer can have. Your portfolio will consist of three projects–two team efforts and a solo endeavor–and will be what you use to demonstrate your skills to potential employers.

What is the wage of a web developer?

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.

What types of companies can I expect to work for during the apprenticeship phase?

SLO Partners has relationships with dozens of rapidly growing technology and precision manufacturing companies in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties. Following successful graduation from the Cal Poly Extended Ed Bootcamp, we will provide introductions and create opportunities for interviews with our partner companies.

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