Redefine The Term "Higher Education"

In founding our apprenticeship program, Techtonic Apprenticeship, we set out to redefine the meaning of higher education. Long before it was acceptable to openly question the value of a four-year degree, our founder foresaw a shift in public sentiment toward college. Now, as of 2019, a number of iconic tech firms, including Google, IBM, and Apple have followed in our footsteps. While we don't envision a ...

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Women in Tech - Developing Daughters For Success!

A coworker recently asked me to take notes at a company meeting. I answered by saying yes, but just to clarify - not because I'm a woman. Fitting in a specific role or category has been something I've fought against my whole life, but times are changing (thank goodness). Luckily this coworker wasn't a sexist or misogynistic male trying to establish dominance over the new female, but a leader utilizing their resources to the best of their ability. You see, I was the new employee, and like it or not I had a long way to go...

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Are Universities Educating Students For The Jobs of Tomorrow?

Our nation's student loan crisis has many wondering whether or not college is still worth the price of admission. As the collective debt balloons past $1.5 trillion, traditional four-year universities seem less and less auspicious. What's more, thanks to the breakneck speed of innovation, experts predict many jobs of today won't even exist in the next decade. We're living in an era when driverless cars, robotic warehouse work...

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ETHDenver - A Techtonic Success!

On Saturday, February 16th, a group from Techtonic made their way to the ETHDenver. It was located at one of Denver's historic landmarks, Gart Sports Castle. The ETH in ETHDenver stands for Ethereum, which is a one-of-a-kind platform used to build decentralized applications (aka dApps). This event is the largest Ethereum-based hackathon where developers and enthusiasts alike collaborate in building projects, share their dApps, and discuss trends and developer tool...

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Apprenticeships - Disrupting Higher Education

With college loans soaring, more students are considering alternative forms of skill building. In the world of software development, apprenticeships and boot camps are fast becoming the new normal for those looking to enter the industry. While both practices have their own list of advantages and disadvantages, in this article we'll talk about why apprenticeships not only bring more value than boot camps, but also when compared to traditional universities as well. In addition, we'll explore Germany's acclaimed apprentices...

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