Techtonic Software Development Apprenticeship Program

Are you detail-oriented and obsessive about streamlining processes? Do you find yourself interested in hobbies like automation, robotics or 3D printing? If so, it may be time for a career in tech.

The good news: You don’t need a college degree — or a certificate from a coding boot camp — to break into the technology industry. All you need is our Software Development Apprenticeship Program. It's registered with the U.S. Department of Labor (meaning it’s pretty high-standard), and we pay you the entire time. You'll receive the best classroom training on the most current technology stacks, hands-on experience writing code for actual clients, and ongoing mentorship from senior-level software developers. It’s a proven method of training that, to be honest, offers the opportunity to change your life.

All you CIOs, COOs and CTOs:

We see you, too, and understand how high-risk, drawn-out and downright exhausting it can be to hire tech talent. Which is why we shifted from the old model of recruitment, welcoming people from all walks of life into the classroom and customizing their education in a way that caters to your exact development needs, right when you need them. In other words, it’s low-risk and brings immediate value to your bottom line.

So, what exactly do Apprentices get?

12 weeks instructor-led technical training (no college degree or previous tech experience necessary!)
40 weeks hands-on software development experience with real Techtonic customers
All the cutting-edge technical and soft skills needed for gainful employment in the tech industry
Salaried job opportunities post-program (with Techtonic and/or our customers)
Ongoing training and mentoring with senior-level software developers

Why should companies hire Apprentices?

Tech talent is thoroughly vetted (our program acceptance rate is >10%) and highly professional, decreasing your risk for hiring
They’re taught all the cutting-edge technical and soft skills needed to deliver on your exact development needs
Our diverse talent pool can enhance your team’s overall success
Apprentices are local, accommodating your changing needs and allowing for effective collaboration (both virtually and in-person)
There’s opportunity to customize an upcoming program; training Apprentices to fit your specific needs

Fast Facts

We’ve gone virtual!

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, many of our programs may be partially or entirely virtual. Fill out our interest card to receive the latest updates regarding Apprenticeship locations.

In-Person Locations

Map of Techtonic Software Development Apprenticeship Program locations in Boulder, CO; El Paso, Texas; Omaha, NE

Upcoming Programs

October 19: Omaha, NE

January 2021: Boulder, CO

February 2021: Omaha, NE

May 2021: Boulder, CO

June 2021: Omaha, NE

September 2021: Boulder, CO

October 2021: Omaha, NE

*Dates and locations of upcoming Apprenticeship programs are subject to change.

What You Learn

Programming Fundamentals

JavaScript + TypeScript

Java + Spring Boot

JavaScript Frameworks

Advanced CSS + HTML




...and More!

Success Stats

125 apprentices from diverse backgrounds

100% graduates received a salaried job offer

$65k average starting salary upon Apprenticeship completion

130% average wage increase for graduates (156% for females)

85% graduates currently with IT careers

Ready to change your life and transform your career?

Apply to be an apprentice today!

Our Partners

Cielo Foundation

The Cielo Scholarship Foundation has generously provided funding to Techtonic to fulfill their mission to assist individuals seeking training and employment in technology. This funding has helped drive the growth of the apprenticeship program for 10 apprentices in the past two years.

US Department of Labor

The United States Department of Labor (DOL) issues and monitors the standards for the Techtonic Software Development Apprenticeship program. The 3+ year partnership with the DOL was critical to Techtonic creating the 1st DOL registered "Software Development Apprenticeship" in the country to facilitate funding from federal, state, and county levels.

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment

The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) has been a key proponent of Techtonic’s innovative apprenticeship. From the initial launch, CDLE has facilitates the disbursement of federal training funds to the county workforce offices. Techtonic is a proud recipient of the CDLE WorkAct grant which promotes work-based learning.

Texas Workforce Commission

Techtonic is proud to have received funds from the Texas Industry Partnership (TIP) to create a pilot apprenticeship program in El Paso focused on training spouses of active military personnel in software development.

United States of America Department of Veterans Affairs

The Techtonic apprenticeship program has been approved by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs for Veterans using their VA education benefits, including the Post-9/11 GI Bill. While enrolled in the Techtonic Apprenticeship program, Veterans can use their GI Bill benefit and receive a tax-free stipend.