Apprenticeship Pathway Program

apprenticeship program

AnitaB.org’s Apprenticeship Pathway Program (APP) increases the representation of Black, Latinx, Indigenous, LGBTQ+, women, men, and non-binary people in the tech industry.

Apprentices get paid to learn during the program and, upon successful completion, can convert to a full-time software development career at Intuit’s San Diego, CA office.

What Makes Our Program Different?

 

 

  • Beginner-focused: No programming experience necessary. If you are interested in becoming a software developer, we strongly encourage you to apply! 
  • Learn & Earn: Instead of paying thousands of dollars upfront or losing a percentage of your future earnings to pay back your bootcamp, this program is free, and you will get paid to learn software development. 
  • Hybrid Program: The Learning Phase of this program is 100% remote. As a Learner, you will receive hardware, software, and other resources to create an accommodating virtual learning environment. Upon successful completion of the Learning Phase, Learners will convert into Apprentices and commute 2-3 days a week as part of Intuit’s hybrid workplace, to collaborate in person with their team at the Intuit office in San Diego. Apprentices will be able to work virtually with their teams for the rest of the workweek (exact details to be determined closer to time by each team’s managers).  
  • Launch a New Career: Upon program completion, you will have an opportunity to start a full-time tech career at Intuit

After Completing the Program…

 

Zero Student Debt

You will have no debt to pay after finishing the training program.

Increase Annual Income

The median salary for tech workers is 2x more than the average private-sector worker.

Access to Quality Benefits

Intuit provides the most sought-after benefits including healthcare for you and your family.

Extended Career Support

You will receive mentorship and learning opportunities after program completion.

“Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for all the hours that all the program leaders have given to the planning and execution of this amazing program. Your vision made my dreams, and the dreams of my fellow apprentices, so wonderfully real.”

2021 program participant 

Application Process

Applications are now closed, but stay tuned for announcements of future cohorts!

Online application: Prospective applicants complete a series of demographic and short-answer questions. 

Interview + Full Stack JavaScript (FSJS) Starter Track:  Advancing candidates will be invited to schedule an interview, which will be conducted via Zoom. 

Advancing candidates will also be invited to complete an introductory online Treehouse course and corresponding assessment. The course should take 5-7 days to complete.  

Each of the above elements must be completed before a candidate will be considered for cohort acceptance 

Program invitations: Final offers will be sent to join the Apprenticeship Pathway Program! 

 

Applications are currently closed.

Program Eligibility Criteria 

  1. While a part of the tech apprenticeship program will be virtual, this cohort opportunity is specifically for Greater San Diego County and Los Angeles area residents. 
  2. This program is intended for people from groups historically excluded from the technology industry. This includes Black, Latinx, Indigenous, LGBTQ+, women, men, and non-binary people. 
  3. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, hold a high school diploma or GED, and be authorized to work within the United States.

If you have questions or just want to learn more about the program, you can email us at Apprenticeship@AnitaB.org.  

How the Program Works

Onboarding Phase (4-6 weeks)

  • After being accepted into the program, participants will go through background checks and sign their program offers. Participants will receive their laptop and other hardware to set up their remote learning environment. 

Learning Phase (3 months) 

  • Learners begin full-time training through Treehouse’s Full Stack JavaScript Techdegree program and AnitaB.org’s Leadership Development curriculum while being paid a competitive hourly wage. AnitaB.org will conduct daily Slack check-ins and recurring 1:1 and group meetings with Learners to support their progress. Intuit will provide bi-weekly mentorship and host guest speaker events to connect learners with Intuit employees. Once a Learner successfully completes the Techdegree final exam and AnitaB.org’s Leadership Development curriculum, they will convert to an Apprentice. 

Apprenticeship Phase (4 months)

  • Apprentices will continue receiving a competitive wage while learning Intuit-specific development processes. Once an apprentice achieves the final program milestones, Intuit will present them with a full-time software development career opportunity. 
  • Apprentices will continue receiving a competitive hourly wage while learning Intuit-specific development processes. Once an apprentice achieves the final program milestones, Intuit will present them with a full-time software development career opportunity.

Career Support Phase (2 years)

  • AnitaB.org will continue to offer mentorship and upskilling opportunities to all APP participants for two years so they can navigate challenges and advance their careers.  

In Partnership with Intuit and Treehouse

Intuit is a global technology platform that helps consumers and small businesses overcome their most important financial challenges. We use AI, data, machine learning, and other emerging technologies to serve more than 100 million people worldwide with innovative products like TurboTax, QuickBooks, Mint, Credit Karma, and Mailchimp.

We believe that innovation happens in an environment where diversity, inclusion, and belonging are celebrated. That’s why we’ve built a workplace that is as diverse as the communities we serve, and we’re proud to be ahead of the tech industry in the gender diversity of our employees.

We’re looking for talented software engineers, data scientists, product designers, and other technologists to join our mission to power prosperity around the world. 

Learn more about Intuit’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. 

A Spotlight on Tech Women @ Intuit 

 

Sasan-Goodarzi

“For us to make the best decisions as an organization and to have the best debates, it’s important that a diversity of voices are heard. As we say at Intuit, diversity is a fact, inclusion is a choice.” 

Sasan GoodarziChief Executive Officer at Intuit 

Leading Virtual Learning Platform

Treehouse has helped over 1.1 million people learn to code websites, build applications, and land jobs in the tech industry. The Treehouse Techdegree is a structured, online learning program that prepares apprentices for a career in the tech industry. Students learn via video, reinforce what they’ve learned through code challenges and quizzes, and interact directly with our team over Slack and Zoom.

Since 2017, Treehouse has run apprenticeship training programs with over a dozen technology companies across the country. Here is how they have helped other apprentices find success: 

 

Applications are currently closed.

FAQs

  • Do I need programming experience to participate?

    No programming experience is necessary! This program is beginner-focused. If you are interested and can dedicate 6-8 months to learning how to become a software developer, this program may be the right fit for you. If you do have programming or adjacent technical experience, you can apply for the program as well!

  • Is there a tuition fee?

    This program is free for participants! Not only that, but you will also be paid throughout the program to better enable full-time participation.

  • Will this program be remote or in-person?

    The Learning Phase will be 100% virtual, but the public health situation will be assessed prior to the Apprenticeship Phase to determine if it is safe for the apprenticeship to be in-person and/or hybrid.

  • What if I don’t have a laptop, webcam, or fast home internet?

    No worries! Please apply for this opportunity anyway! We will provide technical support to all program participants, so you have an ideal setup for virtual learning.

  • What if I am not chosen for the Intuit employment opportunity?

    AnitaB.org will still offer support, primarily through the AnitaB.org Membership platform.

    If the Learning Phase was completed successfully, you will still have a portfolio of the work you did throughout Treehouse’s Full Stack JavaScript Techdegree.

  • How are learners supported in the Learning Phase?

    APP learners are integrated into Treehouse’s Techdegree community, where they will have access to weekly office hours hosted by Treehouse Student Support Specialists and a network of fellow Techdegree learners. Learners also receive learning skills and leadership development coaching.

  • What’s the application process like?

    Program Application

    Applicants complete a standard application form that will ask questions about the applicant as well as a series of questions requiring open-ended long-form answers of no more than 2,000 characters (spaces included). Applicants will receive a confirmation email upon submission (please check spam/junk folder). Next steps will be communicated via email.

    Starter Track

    Applicants who are selected to move on to the next stage will be invited to complete a Treehouse Starter Track Course, which is a 100% virtual course that should take around 5-7 days to complete. After completing the coursework, APP staff will follow up with 3-4 simple, technical questions based on information included in the Starter Track.

    Interview

    The interview is another component of the Admissions Phase in which applicants will be invited to chat with APP staff in a 30-minute Zoom call. While APP staff will have questions for applicants, applicants are encouraged to bring their questions forward as well!

  • Are apprentices paid during this program?

    Due to the demanding nature of this program, apprentices will also be paid a livable wage to alleviate the stresses of working and studying simultaneously.

    Program participants will be paid wages based on the MIT Living Wage Calculator.

    For the San Diego, CA cohort, we are using the living wage calculation for San Diego County. We encourage you to calculate your expected wage and check if your living situation will be supported throughout the apprenticeship program.

    It is important to note that due to the varying living situations of the program participants, the wages paid to program participants may vary.

    Important: This is not a full-time salary like one would expect as a professional software engineer, but rather an hourly wage that is intended to alleviate the financial burden while covering basic living expenses throughout the program.

  • Will apprentices be provided with benefits like health care coverage for the duration of the Apprenticeship Pathway Program?

    Apprentices will receive benefits comparable to interns, and while there are some perks like access to an Employee Assistance Program, health care coverage is not a current benefit for apprentices/interns.

    However, upon successful completion of the Apprenticeship Pathway Program, if apprentices are offered a full-time role, they will then have access to world-class health care coverage.

    Here are the benefits available to apprentices by Intuit, as published on their website: https://www.intuitbenefits.com/using-your-benefits/interns.

  • What’s the time commitment for APP?

    The Apprenticeship Pathway Program is an intensive program, and apprentices are expected to devote 40 hours a week for the duration of this program.

    While we are sure you could probably find a way to make everything work (full-time job, school, saving the world, etc. ), taking on other academic or professional pursuits while going through this program will be detrimental to you and your peers.

    The Bay Area cohort will start in mid-May 2022 and the San Diego cohort is expected to start in summer 2022, and the most successful apprentices (we hope that’s you!) will focus on this opportunity as your full-time job for the duration of the program.

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