Why Choose Kenzie Academy?
Kenzie Academy is a new tech apprenticeship school that is fully devoted to student outcomes. We have designed a comprehensive program that provides the training, network, and experience to help our students succeed in their careers, so they can go on to create the future!
Kenzie vs. Coding Bootcamp
Kenzie Academy addresses the gap between four-year universities and short term coding bootcamps. As advancement in tech continues to accelerate, traditional universities are struggling to keep up with the latest programming technologies and training for emerging tech jobs. Coding bootcamps aim to tackle the skills gap by providing short-term accelerated learning, typically in 6-12 weeks. This training is valuable for students with prior technical knowledge or experience. However, in many instances, these short term programs produce graduates who are not yet ready to fill the stringent demand of today's employers. Companies are expected to shoulder the burden of further investment in training and mentorship before bootcamp graduates become fully productive employees.
Kenzie Academy's goal is to develop modern tech workers with sufficient knowledge, skills, and experience to hit the ground running from day one of their tech career. We believe six-month to two-year programs are better at preparing graduates for the job market. Our apprenticeship model pairs students with experienced technologists, working on real-world projects, enabling students to learn faster vs. traditional university education. Our focus on power skills prepare students to become future tech leader, and our exclusive network of mentors from Facebook, Google, MongoDB and other tech companies allow our students to network with and learn from the very best of the tech industry. We want to train students that employers actually want to hire.
ACCELERAted tech skills training
We train students for today's high-demand tech jobs while building the foundation for continuous learning and growth. Our accelerated program teaches modern programming languages while also covering the most important computer science concepts. Our curriculum is adaptable to emerging tech trends, and you will be learning skills that are directly applicable to market needs. Our programs are also longer in tenure vs. traditional coding bootcamps, and will produce graduates that employers actually want to hire.
Students learn best by building and solving real-world problems. And employers love to see actual products that students have the capacity to build. You will go home every day having built something new. How many people can say that? That is incredible!
power of the network
Our students have exclusive access to meet and network with tech leaders locally and nationally. Get inspired by and learn directly from people who are successful in their careers. Students have opportunities for one-on-one mentorship with a local or remote mentor. Kenzie students and alumni also belong to a special lifelong network that will continue to keep in touch and assist each other along the way.
When students are ready, they get invited to the Kenzie Apprenticeship Program. You receive compensation while working on real world consulting projects. You learn and master your craft under the guidance of a senior technologist. This real world experience will give you an edge over other entry-level developers.
Our curriculum incorporates crucial 21st century workplace skills: design thinking, higher order empathy, mental agility, and emotional intelligence among them to create a well-rounded technologist
Kenzie instructors, leadership, mentors and volunteers are all advocates for our students and assist with job placements upon completion, either at our Kenzie Studio consulting arm or at other technology companies.
Also, employers cover a portion of the total tuition cost, so our incentives are heavily aligned with student outcomes and long-term career successes.