March 31 2023
Did you know? Employment in the tech industry is expected to grow ~13% over the next decade — adding 660,000+ jobs to the US labor force. Enter: Flatiron School, designed to help prospective students prepare for careers in tech (like software engineer or cybersecurity analyst).
Whether you’re a new student just starting out or want to revamp your resume to get a boost in your career, Flatiron School offers multiple (and affordable) options to fit everyone’s unique lifestyle. Read: You or your adult kids could learn the skills needed for a high-paying tech job at significantly less cost than a traditional college tuition.
Bootcamp curriculums are up to date with current industry trends, so students gain knowledge + experience they can use in the real world. | Photo provided by Flatiron School
How it works:
Students can choose between full-time or part-time courses that will help build skills necessary for a new job in tech. While both options are available online, Flatiron also has Denver, CO + New York City campuses for in-person courses.
Flatiron can help you become a data scientist, software or cybersecurity engineer, or UX/UI product designer in as little as 15 weeks. | Photo provided by Flatiron School
Flatiron School offers bootcamps in software engineering, data science, product design, and cybersecurity engineering in two formats:
Full-Time: Learn on a fixed schedule, roughly eight hours a day, Monday to Friday, in as little as 15 weeks.
Part-Time: Learn on your own schedule over 40 weeks.
So, you can select which pace fits your learning style + schedule.
Bonus: Students gain real-world experience through hands-on projects that can help build their professional portfolios.
Flatiron also offers graduates up to 180 days of one-on-one career coaching to help students succeed during their job search. Career coaches review resumes, help build a student’s online presence, and can even help practice interviewing techniques. Students can take advantage of Flatiron’s employer network for active career opportunities as soon as they graduate.
How to apply:
Interested? Prospective students can chat with admissions virtually to see if Flatiron might be a good fit, then complete an online application followed by an admissions interview + assessment. Pro tip: Enrollment is open year-round, so you can apply anytime.
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Reby’s accomplishments were honored with a new street sign. | Photo by The City of Fort Worth
City leaders and community members gathered over the weekend to celebrate the life and accomplishments of Reby Cary with the unveiling of a new street sign.
Reby was a Fort Worth native and made history as the first Black man elected to the Fort Worth ISD School Board in 1974. He was also the first Black professor at UT Arlington and helped establish the McDonald College of Industrial Arts for African Americans in the Riverside area. He died in 2018.
On Saturday, Reby’s accomplishments were honored with a black and gold sign at the intersection of East Rosedale Street and Plaza Circle. Reby was one of the driving forces behind the revitalization of the Rosedale area and helped organize government agencies to help stimulate the economy in the neighborhood.
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