You Can #ChangeThings and become #CapableInTech
Chronically Capable is committed to building meaningful opportunities to help our community members take their career to the next level. Whether that's connecting you with the right employers, helping you prepare for your job search, or providing you with access to vetted professional development resources, we are here to support you, always.
That's why we are thrilled to announce a new partnership with Flatiron School to provide opportunities for chronically ill and disabled professionals to build a career in tech.
Why Flatiron School?
Flatiron School offers a professional-grade curriculum taught by experienced instructors.
Flatiron School offers intensive bootcamps in cybersecurity, data science, product design, and software engineering. You can complete the program and be job-ready in as little as 15 weeks. Flatiron School offers 1:1 career coaching, which includes interview prep and resume workshop, to make you a no-brainer hire.
Click here to learn more and read about our incredible partnership - and stay tuned for more from us in the next few weeks!
Want to learn to try a free intro course with Flatiron School?
Whether you want to just dabble in coding or are considering starting your journey toward a career in software engineering, Flatiron School offers free intro lessons so you can test drive the curriculum before signing up for a paid bootcamp.
Please note that these are just intro lessons. To apply for enrollment in one of Flatiron School’s career-changing bootcamps, click here.
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