A computer science degree was traditionally perceived as the only way to break into the tech industry. Those without access to a university education due to financial hurdles had to settle for practical jobs to make ends meet. That’s no longer the case, thanks to bootcamps and education companies offering learn-in-a-sprint tech programs. That said, immersive bootcamps still require a full-time commitment of at least 40 hours each week—something that not everyone can fulfill.
So, where does this leave you in your career pursuit? How can you reskill in tech while maintaining your daytime job or commitments?
Tech education company Lighthouse Labs may have the best option for you. In addition to its full-time and part-time programs, Lighthouse Labs offers a Web Development Flex program that takes only 30 weeks to complete. The best part? You can customize your learning experience to your convenience and get the same quality education as a full-time program.
Unpacking the 30-Week Web Development Flex Program
Lighthouse Labs’ accessible and comprehensive tech programs have drawn diverse students with varying needs. They include healthcare professionals, entrepreneurs, construction workers, and non-tech professionals focused on reskilling. In less than a year of their course completion, they found jobs in web development, data science, and cybersecurity.
To make their tech programs more accessible to aspiring web developers, Lighthouse Labs offers a 30-week Web Development Flex program. Here are what you can expect from the program:
- Flexible and Remote Classes
- End-to-end Student Support
- Lifetime Career Support
Ninety-seven percent of Lighthouse Labs’ Web Development graduates have secured their first roles in just a few months! Apply now and join the many successful graduates when you complete its 30-week Web Development Flex program.Get started here.
Flexible and Immersive Class Schedules
Compared to Lighthouse Labs’ Full-Time Web Development program, the extended duration of the Web Dev Flex program gives you more leeway. So, you only need to attend classes twice a week. You can decide whether to take an evening or daytime class, whichever is convenient for you.
Lighthouse Labs prides itself as a top-tier tech education company in Canada because of its hard-to-beat curricula. Experience is the best teacher, so the company brings immersive learning front and center by giving you first-hand experience in applying concepts and new skills to projects that mimic realistic tech challenges. It is thorough in creating and implementing a high-quality curriculum.
Warren Uhrich, Lighthouse Labs’ Web Development Flex Program Lead, shares that although the content is spread over 30 weeks, it’s still a rigorous program. “The students must acknowledge that Lighthouse Labs demands attention and commitment to the program to achieve success.”
End-to-End Student Support
The road to a tech career is never easy. Lighthouse Labs is aware of the pressure you may experience during your training—bravely pursuing something new, splitting your time between school and personal commitments, and trying hard to stay focused is already challenging. Lighthouse Labs ensures that support is at hand so you can easily complete the program.
In addition to nighttime and daytime classes, instructors and student coordinators make themselves available as much as possible to address any questions or concerns during and after class. You can reach them via various online communication tools, like Zoom, Discord, and Slack. So even if you experience mental anguish, like imposter syndrome or career path dilemmas, the Lighthouse Labs team will swoop in and ensure you get through it.
As an instructor, Uhrich strives to improve his lecture materials to ensure he delivers the best education. “One-on-one sessions with our mentors and qualified industry professionals are available to guide you and your peers as you work on exercises, assignments, and projects throughout your time at Lighthouse Labs,” says Uhrich. “We also host weekly drop-in office hour sessions so you can have more time outside class to ask questions about the lecture, assignments, or the industry.”
Lifetime Career Support
Like its full-time and part-time programs, Web Dev Flex students and graduates enjoy full career support so that they have a competitive edge once they join the job market. Lighthouse Labs has a dedicated team that covers anything career-related. This could be writing targeted resumes or cover letters, building professional brands, creating comprehensive portfolios to showcase skills, navigating job interviews, and negotiating offers.
On top of that, you gain lifetime access to its career support services, which include the following:
- 1:1 Consultation with a Career Specialist
- Access to Lighthouse Labs Alumni Job Research site
- Join Employer Spotlight events
- Post-bootcamp workshops
- Employer outreach and matching services
- Lifetime Lighthouse Labs community membership
Learn at Your Pace and Earn a Full-Time Tech Career
The Web Development Flex program is reasonably priced at $14,000, considering the quality of education and assistance provided during and after graduating. About 97 percent of Web Development graduates secured entry-level roles within a couple of months of graduation, earning an average annual salary of $54,000.
If you have financial challenges, you can look into Lighthouse Labs’ financing options, so you don’t deprive yourself of the opportunity to reskill. The Flex Scholarship, for instance, is offered to selected eligible students who can receive $3,500 in tuition fees. In addition, if you completed any of Lighthouse Labs’ part-time programs or its 21-Day Challenges and want to enroll in the Web Dev Flex program, you may be eligible for an $850 tuition fee assistance.
Lighthouse Labs doesn’t promise an easy path to web development. After all, it is a field that requires grit and determination to get through. But it is doable, and many tech novices have found success through the program. If you’re still doubtful, you should ask for help frequently. “It is what our mentors are here for! Follow problem-solving and troubleshooting steps consistently to stay on the right page and tackle exercises efficiently. We’re here to help you build those good habits,” Uhrich says.
Have more questions? Get in touch with the admissions team to learn about the Web Development Flex program.
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