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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What Job Will Your CS Degree Actually Get You?

What is a computer scientist? If you're like most people, you probably assume they're all computer geeks with coke-bottle glasses who stare at endless lines of code all day. In reality, however, most jobs available to CS majors involve no programming at all.

This article presents five non-programming jobs that your CS degree will get you.

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Ditch the Degree - 5 Reasons to Rethink a College Degree

For this article, we'll further elaborate on the ditch the degree movement with five additional reasons why people might choose to forgo college.

Our current approach to higher education has saddled nearly 50 million Americans with a collective college loan debt in excess of $1.56 trillion. This staggering, ever-growing figure is just one of the many reasons why more and more young people are having second thoughts about the traditional university route.

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Diversity & Inclusion - Let's Make It Personal!

In my introductory post to this series, I said I wasn't going to spend too much time trying to convince people who didn't care about diversity that they should. In my second post, I shared the business case anyway. But here's where my attempt to convince is going to end. That's because all the literature I've read on why some D&I initiatives work and others don't come to the same conclusion. If the leaders don't have a personal stake in D&I, D&I will not succeed in their organizations. D&I takes time, money, effort and fa...

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QA & Testing - Your Software Depends On It!

The overarching goal of every software team is to develop a quality product that delivers on all expectations and business needs. But due to the complex nature of most development projects, it can be far too easy to let flaws slip through the cracks. Realistically though, most companies struggle to find and retain qualified software engineers, let alone quality assurance and testing personnel. Instead, many are offloading this process to development partners like Techtonic.

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