5 bootcamps to help you land a job in tech

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With remote and hybrid jobs here to stay, more companies are relying on technology to get the job done.

Companies need workers to be efficient, communication to be consistent, and production to be cheap. They’re investing more in telecommuting infrastructure like AI, cloud sharing, as well as collaboration apps and platforms. 

This means the companies offering these softwares need a lot more employees to get their services into more offices. 

The transition to tech is still going strong. Even though you don’t need to be a developer or coder to work in tech, there are plenty of courses to help you get there if technical skills are your strength. 

There are many classes on Coursera


Source: Coursera home page


There are several LinkedIn Learning courses available.


Source: LinkedIn programming language classes


And of course – bootcamps.

Bootcamps are intensive training programs that prepare people with the technical skills necessary to enter fields of their choosing. They are detailed and rigorous. They land people entry-level jobs – maybe even mid-level, depending on how much experience you have before enrolling in the class. 

Tech bootcamps cover different areas in the industry such as development, data processing, coding, and more.

Employers pay attention to these bootcamp graduates.

Up to 66% of people found jobs in 90 days or less after completing their coding bootcamp.

And it pays too.

Graduates of coding bootcamps averaged salaries of $66,748 when they landed jobs after their programs.

Here are five bootcamps to introduce you to the technical jobs the tech industry has to offer:


Online Product Management Training – Four-week remote program (part-time)

In this course, you’ll learn how to navigate valuable problems, understand the processes to solve them, and validate your ideas. You will have the ability to identify and understand your key customers from information you have learned through real user interviews. You will discover new product opportunities and their lifestyle management training. 

You will form working relationships with people in your bootcamp, community, and industry. You will have the opportunity to build your portfolio with the work you complete, finishing with a Product Management Certification of Completion. 


Hands-on Product Management Bootcamp – Four-week remote program (part-time)

In this course, you will learn about best product management practices and how to apply agile methodologies to today’s product design landscape. You will also learn how to lead a team from Design to Engineering, creating a minimum viable product in the process. 

As you learn, you will have weekly mentorship from a dedicated project manager professional with industry experience. Your time at the bootcamp will allow you to form relationships across disciplines with your peers. As you complete the bootcamp, you can publish your submissions at Co.Lab’s student showcase.


Product Designer – Eight-week remote program (part-time)

In this course, you will learn how to understand customers, create product personas, and gather and present enough insights to back up your design choices. You will step into design leadership across Engineering and Product teams to ship a minimum viable product. 

You will receive weekly mentorship from a dedicated project mentor currently working in the industry. Your classes will be full of resources and peers for you to teach and learn from. You’ll be able to form working relationships across disciplines between your class peers and industry mentors. As you complete the bootcamp, you can publish your submissions at Co.Lab’s student showcase.


Software Development – Eight-week remote program on an ongoing basis (part-time)

In this course, you will learn how to investigate the necessary requirements from your team and customers to effectively manage tech and the time it takes to develop it. You will be placed in a technical leadership role over a team of another software developer, designer, and product manager.   

Source: Co.Lab Software Development Bootcamp


As you learn, you will be mentored weekly by an industry professional. Your classes will have all the resources and fellow developers to support your learning. You will also get the chance to network with other professionals across disciplines. As you complete the bootcamp, you can publish your submissions at Co.Lab’s student showcase.



Agile & Scrum: Certified Scrum Master (CSM)

  • Two days: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. EST

Scrum Masters help facilitate project management frameworks (scrums) so project values and practices are followed by the whole team. They also ensure there is room to improve the workflow. Getting certified as a scrum master proves that you have a solid understanding of project management methodology. You can advance quickly in your career and land a higher salary with this certification. 


Agile & Scrum: Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)

  • Two days: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. EST

Scrum Product Owners are responsible for the project’s outcomes, managing, and optimizing the backlog. They decide what the team will create and plan the appropriate meetings and framework to ensure more value is added to the customers. 


Business Analysis

  • Eight weekends: Thursdays, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. & Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Project Management: Agile Project Management

  • 11 weeks: Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. & Saturdays, 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.


UX Design

  • 12 weeks: Tuesdays, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. & Thursdays, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

UX stands for user experience design. UI stands for user interface design. The designers create interfaces that help users understand how to use complex technology in computers, home appliances, mobile devices, and other electronic products. Their job is to make this function as simple as possible. 


Career Accelerator

  • Nine weeks – launching in September with more information to come later



BrainStation bootcamps include live lectures, collaboration with industry professionals, immediate feedback from instructors, and access to its employer network. 

Bootcamps are available in web development, UX/UI design, digital marketing, data science, product management, cybersecurity, and more. 

Python Programming

  • August 16 – September 13, 2022 (part-time)

Coders fall under programmers, developers, and software engineers. They create websites, apps, and computer softwares for companies.


Python Programming

  • August 16 – September 13, 2022 (part-time)


Web Development

  • August 16 – October 18, 2022 (part-time)

Web developers are programmers who create websites. They can use a variety of coding and programs like HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, ASP.NET, Python, or Node.js. It is the web developers' job to increase the website’s capacity, make them user friendly, and visually appealing. 


Online Data Analytics

  • August 16 – October 18, 2022 (part-time)


Online User Experience Design

  • August 18 – October 20, 2022 (part-time)


Online User Interface Design

  • September 13 – November 15, 2022 (part-time)


Data Science Course

  • September 20 – November 22, 2022 (part-time)

Data scientists gather and analyze structured and unstructured data to identify problems and opportunities for companies. They process and interpret data to build personalized products and action plans for businesses.  

There are multiple start dates for these courses available on their website.

Students also have the opportunity to get scholarships supported by companies like Ernst & Young, Rogers Communications, Microsoft, McDonalds, Twitter and more.

If you’re part of any of these groups, you are eligible for a scholarship: 

  • Women in Technology Scholarship
  • Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship
  • Veterans Scholarship
  • University & College Scholarship
  • Not-For-Profit Scholarship
  • Entrepreneurship Scholarship

Lighthouse Labs 

Lighthouse Labs bootcamps cover web development, iOS development, JavaScript, and data analytics. They also offer “flex” programs that provide students with intensive training for part-time enrolment. 

Intro to Front-End with JavaScript

  • September 13 – October 20, 2022 (part-time)


Intro to Web Development

  • September 12 – October 19, 2022 (part-time)


Intro to Data Analytics

  • September 13 – October 20, 2022 (part-time)


Cyber Security Bootcamp

  • August 22 – November 11, 2022 (full-time) 

Cybersecurity professionals identify potential threats in an organizations’ internal computer network. Their work discovers malware, phishing, password hacks, and other digital attacks. Roles can include cybersecurity analysts, engineers, consultants, technicians, and architects.


Web Development Bootcamp

  • August 22 – November 11, 2022 (full-time)


Data Science Bootcamp

  • August 22 – November 11, 2022 (full-time) 


Source: Lighthouse Labs


There are multiple start dates for these courses available on their website.

You can find a range of other bootcamps from Lighthouse Labs, searchable by location, full- or part-time, and subjects. 

Project Pivot

After you have up-skilled, you may be wondering where to go next.

How do you tell employers that you’re a freshly trained professional? How do you tap into new networks? How do you break into a new industry without getting knocked down a level or losing some of your average income?

The 3Skills created Project Pivot for you.

With live coaching, a structured curriculum, and a private community to collaborate with people in the same position as you, this program will help you jump from any industry and into tech.

Your instructors – a team leader at Shopify, a recruiter at Shopify, and a software engineer at Stripe – are dedicated to helping you make a seamless transition into a career that works for you.

Around 91% of Project Pivot graduates can transition careers when they finish the program. It takes anywhere from two to six months for them to land their new jobs. Their average salary after taking the program is $95,000.  

These bootcamps – and your new career paths – are waiting for you.



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