NEW YORK, Aug. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Flatiron School, a programming bootcamp in NYC, today announced a partnership with SUNY Empire State College to create an accelerated certificate program that will train students to become web developers. The partnership has been selected to participate in the U.S. Department of Education's EQUIP program, which aims to provide Americans with more flexible and affordable options in higher education, while at the same time helping them build in-demand job skills, such as software development.
For the first time, students admitted to the new program will be eligible for title IV financial aid, which historically hasn't been available for non-traditional education such as coding bootcamps. Students will complete foundational courses in writing and math at SUNY Empire, as well as Flatiron School's Full Stack Web Development curriculum. Upon completion, they will receive a certificate in web development from SUNY Empire, in addition to having high-demand job skills. According to its independently verified outcomes report, Flatiron School has a 98% success rate helping its graduates find jobs in tech.
"We're excited that the government is pushing the boundaries to redefine what constitutes higher education and recognizes that there are many pathways to success and economic mobility," said Adam Enbar, co-founder and CEO of Flatiron School. "By partnering with Empire State College through EQUIP, we'll be able to expand access to our practical, outcomes-based coding education - which has already enabled hundreds of graduates to find fulfilling careers as developers - and help even more people change their lives."
"Changing many more students' lives for the better is what our partnership with Flatiron School, and our participation in EQUIP, is all about," said Merodie A. Hancock, president of SUNY Empire. "Flatiron School's very successful web development program gets students that critically important first good job. When combined with our coursework, the certificate will put students on a concrete path to degree completion, which will enable them to earn promotions and dramatically expand their personal career horizons."
Flatiron School has a demonstrated history of expanding access to their program to people from groups underrepresented in the tech industry. Through their partnership with the NYC Tech Talent Pipeline, for instance, they have launched Fellowships for both foreign-born New Yorkers and people without college degrees. According to the school's independently-verified jobs report, nearly 40% of its 2015 graduates are women, and 24% were low-income.
For more information, visit flatironschool.com.
About Flatiron School
Flatiron School trains creative, passionate people in web and mobile development. Established in 2012 by founders Adam Enbar and Avi Flombaum, 99% of Flatiron School's adult graduates have launched careers at companies like Google, Intel, and Microsoft. All classes are facilitated by highly skilled instructors. Flatiron School is a recognized partner of NYC Department of Small Business Services, creating opportunities for all New Yorkers.
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