Alternative Education Pathways at Verto
In this blog, we highlight opportunities to continue your studies through extended engagement with Verto Education. We will also share our partnerships with other post secondary pathways—digital skills bootcamps, apprenticeships, and short-term internship programs—that can help prepare you for the next step in your career (see vertoeducation.org/partner-colleges/).
ALTERNATIVE PATHWAYS TO CONTINUE YOUR EDUCATION
On November 17, Verto Community hosted an Alternative Pathways Options Panel featuring two of our Alternative Pathway Partners – Flatiron School and Springboard. If you were unable to attend, click below to access the recording:
We were joined by Michael Krashes, Senior Admissions Lead at Flatiron School. Flatiron School is a coding bootcamp with software engineering, data science, cybersecurity, and product design courses. After watching the webinar, here’s how to connect with Flatiron School:
- Schedule an introductory chat with the admissions team: https://go.oncehub.com/callkrashes
- Apply online: flatironschool.com/start
- See how they deliver curriculum by attending a virtual event: flatironschool.com/events
We were also joined by Jonah Shipley, Admissions Director at Springboard. Springboard offers mentor-led online programs in data science, UI/UX, and coding through building real-world projects to get you hired. After watching the webinar, here’s how to connect with Springboard:
- Visit Springboard.com to learn more about our courses and see which is a fit for you.
- Want to chat with the team at Springboard? Send them an email at [email protected] to book a call or send your questions.
Finally, we shared options with Verto – did you know that you can enroll with Verto for multiple semesters? We offer two semesters during the year – Fall and Spring. For a list of current semesters, visit (https://vertoeducation.org/semesters/). Are you interested in another semester?
- If you are a currently-enrolled student, contact your Student Onboarding Advisor or the Student Onboarding Team at [email protected]
- If you are a prospective student, contact the Admissions team at [email protected].
Read below for a full list of our Alternative Education Pathway partners.
Alternative Pathway Options:
What is a bootcamp? Bootcamps are short term, intense training sessions designed to prepare students for the practical reality of development. Bootcamps are typically designed to build strength, both mental and physical, through intense exercises on a regular basis.
These programs might be right for you if: Bootcamps are designed for people who are looking for intense transformation and application of skills. These programs might be right for you if you are looking for a flexible learning experience, full time learning and application of new skills and professional experience.
Flatiron School is a 15 week long online, synchronous, immersive learning experience to launch a career in code, data science, cybersecurity, or product design. This program is a great option for students who are looking to treat education as their full time job. Students who want the support and accountability of live classes and a community of peers would be a perfect fit for Flatiron School.
Praxis is a six month paid bootcamp and apprenticeship hybrid program that consists of 15 hours a week of online professional skills training. This program is aimed at students who are looking for a flexible learning experience in a fast paced work environment. The first six months of the program students are learning skills and working part time as well with the opportunity to then work full time the second six months of the program.
Springboard is an online learning platform that prepares students for the tech industry’s most in-demand careers with comprehensive, mentor-led online programs in software engineering, data science, machine learning, UI/UX design, and more.
What is an apprenticeship? An apprenticeship is a type of job training that involves following and learning from a “master”, in other words someone who is experienced in the certain field being studied. Apprenticeship is different from traditional learning because a student is learning while in the field instead of at school or a typical educational institution.
These programs might be right for you if: This hands-on learning style is perfect for students who are eager to work and learn full time and want to develop a strong professional presence.
Multiverse is a program that offers 12-17 month apprenticeships, in various tech fields. With Multiverse, students will spend 20% of their time with on the job training, 1:1 coaching, and engaging in a community provided by Multiverse. This is a great fit for a student who wants to start working full time in a high paying tech career, who already has a strong professional presence, and is easily coachable.
Vendition is a 3 month long online technology sales apprenticeship. It is free to join and students will get paid to learn through immersive apprenticeship style learning. Vendition is a perfect fit for students who are looking to work and learn full time and have a strong professional presence. This program requires students to be specifically interested in tech sales and have the right disposition for a sales role.
Short-Term Work Placement:
What is short-term work placement? A short-term work placement is a time-bound position that can be full-time or part-time. Employees are required to meet a certain number of paid work hours per day or week.
These programs might be right for you if: A short-term work placement is a good fit for students looking to take time off from academics or take on a summer job. This is perfect for students looking to do a gap-semester from traditional education while still gaining knowledge and experience through hands-on work.
AdventureEXP is a program designed to last anywhere between 2 and 10 months. Participants in this program will live on site at their work-placement in locations such as Virginia Beach, Sedona, Yellowstone or Aspen. With AdventureEXP, students are primarily placed to work in industries such as tourism and hospitality. This is a great option for students looking for something to do over the summer before going to college, or if they want to take some time off from academics to continue traveling and work.