Whoa, We’re Halfway There
We’ve nearly reached the halfway point of our first Philadelphia cohort, and we are beyond impressed by the incredible passion and dedication we’ve seen from the students, instructors, and staff. The group here is truly laying the best groundwork for what will be a thriving community of Launch Academy Alumni, Hiring Partners, and staff right here in in Philly.
The local tech community has welcomed us with open arms, and many are excited to see the talented folks who will be graduating in a few short weeks! We’ve already made a bit of a splash with a feature story yesterday on CBS 3’s morning news! Check out the segment here:
The students are learning learning and building at such a rapid pace that it’s clear how passionate they are about the direction they’ve decided to take their careers.
As any past Launcher will tell you, the experience is an emotional rollercoaster. Emotions and confidence levels can shift several times in a single day, and the only way forward is to bring a positive attitude and trust in the support of others around you. The mutual support this group has shown is really something special, and as a result the students are connecting with the material on a deep level. They’re already planning out their final projects even though they won’t start working on those for a few more weeks!
Come April 4th, all this early planning is sure to pay off when the Launchers present their projects to Hiring Partners at the Career Kickoff event. Our commitment to teaching industry best practices alongside some of the most cutting-edge technologies already has a few big players in the tech community excited to come out and meet the Launchers and watch their presentations, and more are sure to follow. It’s gonna be awesome.
Wanna be part of the next cohort?
We’ve got a few spots left in our second Philly cohort, but Ignition (part-time pre-work portion of the program) starts on March 6th, so be sure to schedule your interview ASAP!