Dev Bootcamp and Adobe Work Together to Improve Access to Tech Education and Onsite Training

By Dev Bootcamp • January 12, 2017

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We are proud to be partnering with Adobe to increase access to technology training and on-the-job mentorship with eight scholarships to the Dev Bootcamp San Francisco campus funded by the Adobe Digital Academy.

The full-tuition scholarships will provide eight Bay Area residents who identify as women or non-binary and/or anyone who identifies as part of a racial or ethnic minority group underrepresented in tech (Black/African American, Chicano/Latino, Native American, Pacific Islander) with the opportunity to transform their careers and their lives by learning the technical, cognitive and interpersonal skills taught at DBC. In addition to the full-tuition cost of attending DBC, the scholarship includes a housing stipend of $750, provided every three weeks over the course of the program, to ensure that scholars are financially supported during the entire time they're learning.

But, what makes the Adobe Digital Academy and this scholarship so unique is the second phase of the program. After 18 weeks of rigorous training and support at DBC, the scholars will have the opportunity to continue their training during a three-month entry-level technical immersive internship at Adobe, working with teams such as Digital Media, Digital Marketing and Cloud Technology. Adobe also offers immersion interns a tailored professional development program, a mentorship program and ongoing cohort support with the opportunity for converting the interns to full-time engineering hires!

“We consider it a sign of progress for the entire industry when a digital brand as innovative and distinguished as Adobe makes a dedicated investment in diversifying the tech talent pipeline by focusing on attracting and supporting applicants from all backgrounds and non-traditional training programs,” said LaTeesha Thomas, DBC’s Director of Partnerships and Corporate Training. “It is a real honor to be working with a company equally committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace.”

Applications open today, Thursday, January 12, 2017 and close Monday, January 30, 2017. Applying is simple and can be done on the DBC website application page. When filling out your application, just be sure to click the Adobe Digital Academy checkbox to be considered. Only new Dev Bootcamp applicants who can prove Bay Area residency applying on or after January 12, 2017 and before January 30, 2017 will be considered for the scholarship. Scholars will be divided between two San Francisco campus cohorts and must be able to start DBC’s part-time, online portion of the program either May 8, 2017 or July 17, 2017. Date preference will be considered but not guaranteed.

Scholarship candidates must complete the standard Dev Bootcamp application, including coding challenge and interview, and they will be required to answer several supplemental questions. Supplemental Q&A and DBC application interviews must be completed by February 8, 2017. If accepted into DBC’s program, a selection committee comprised of DBC and Adobe team members will use the responses to these questions to select the ultimate recipients of the scholarship.

“After piloting the Adobe Digital Academy in 2016 and seeing scholarship students successfully convert to full-time positions, we are excited to be adding additional education partners,” said Liz Lowe, Adobe’s Innovation Lead. “Dev Bootcamp is a great partner because it heralds accessibility as integral to its own success as it does to the success of the larger tech industry.”

Our work with Adobe to offer the Adobe Digital Academy scholarship builds on strong momentum we have already created with a number of other diversity and inclusion initiatives in 2016, including: our partnership with Lesbians Who Tech to help fill the talent pipeline with more LGBTQ women and our F8 Scholarship in coordination with Facebook.

We’re excited to announce this latest opportunity to launch a number of robust tech careers and to learn more about all of you potential scholarship candidates! So if you, or someone you know, have been waiting until the new year to jump start a life change, be sure to complete your application today!

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