Kenzie Academy is a user experience design and coding school in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our 6-month to 2-year program with 1-year paid apprenticeship is a new alternative to traditional colleges and short-term coding bootcamps. Students have the option of attending the program in person, or remotely via our Hybrid Program

Kenzie Academy uses flipped classroom and project-based learning to train a new generation of designers and software developers. Come learn design from a Google designer and coding from a Stanford University Computer Science graduate. Our mission is train the best technologists and provide a pathway towards a rewarding career in tech.


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Tech Training and Apprenticeship Startup Kenzie Academy Raises $4.2M

Kenzie Academy, a tech training and apprenticeship program, wants to usher in a new era of skills training programs—and has raised a $4.2 million seed round to attempt to so. Kenzie has also teamed up with Butler University, which is an investor in Kenzie. As part of the partnership, students who complete Kenzie Academy’s front-end web development, full-stack web development, and software engineering programs will receive a joint certificate from Kenzie Academy and Butler Executive Education.

 

Kenzie Academy scores $4.2 million, plans to expand school

Tech apprenticeship and coding school Kenzie Academy on Wednesday announced it has secured $4.2 million in seed funding—money it plans to use to expand its tech-focused educational offerings and grow its enrollment dramatically. Kenzie Academy’s college-alternative model combines one year of immersive learning with one year of paid work in Kenzie Studio, the company’s tech-consulting subsidiary. Since its opening here, Kenzie has offered training in software engineering, but this fall also will begin offering “intensive” course work in digital marketing and user experience—UX—design. 

 

Butler University and Kenzie Academy Announces Partnership

Butler University and Kenzie Academy announces partnership to offer joint-certificates for Kenzie students in the software development programs. 

 

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Kenzie Academy was somewhat of a missing link, tying together the workforce that is in the pipeline, making sure they are getting the proper training with a 2-year program. Every business today is a tech business as well, and if not, you are probably dying. Folks at Kenzie recognizes that and have chosen Indiana to grow these roots
— Governor Eric Holcomb of Indiana
 
A $4.2 million investment round has tech training school Kenzie Academy Inc. gearing up for growth. The company, which is headquartered in San Francisco and has its first campus in Indianapolis, is looking to expand its learning tracks and, eventually, its number of campuses.
A new school in Indianapolis is focusing on apprenticeship as a way to skill-up the next generation the tech work force. Kenzie Academy, which is located at the Speakeasy Downtown, says it provides training with an emphasis on networking and job experience through paid projects as a consultant for employers.

Could the tech jobs of the future be filled by the skilled trades workers of the present? According to one of the state's foremost leaders in the tech sector the answer is a resounding yes.

Local organization believes Indy could be next Silicon Valley. The founders of Kenzie Academy say, with the backing from investors at Google and Facebook, the tech industry is ready to explode here in Indianapolis.

 A new Silicon Valley is sprouting in Middle America and Kenzie Academy is developing talent to fuel the tech boom in Indianapolis and the Midwest

A new Silicon Valley is sprouting in Middle America and Kenzie Academy is developing talent to fuel the tech boom in Indianapolis and the Midwest

The economy is shifting away from value creation in manufacturing and agriculture alone and into data, analytics and the Internet of Things. Changing Indiana’s workforce to have relevant skills in that new world will make or break our state for generations. What the Kenzie Academy does completes a critical link in the process of retraining professionals for the data economy, and we couldn’t support more enthusiastically!
— John McDonald, CEO ClearObject