Education is an investment in the future, with huge transformative potential. It is also a social good that boosts living standards dramatically. At Practicum, we view education as a "force multiplier" for positive impact, recognizing the tremendous opportunity inherent in online education — and specifically in learning to code.
Despite the huge demand for coders worldwide, early coding education was geared towards the mathematically gifted few. Indeed, technical professions such as coding and data science are rife with myths: To succeed in tech you must be a math genius, you need to study at a top university, or you must be young and tech savvy.
We believe that anyone with motivation and the will to work hard can enjoy a successful career in tech
On the contrary, we believe that anyone with motivation and the will to work hard can enjoy a successful career in tech. That’s why we created online, part time boot camps open to all. The idea is to be flexible enough for working folks to participate, but serious enough to offer the skills in demand by the wider tech community.
Indeed, core to our philosophy is that the "professions of the new world" are for everyone-young or old, women and men, working class or professional. That’s why Practicum students come from varied backgrounds, and we believe these experiences only help them become better coders or data scientists. The one thing that unites them is a visualizable passion-dreamers who are realistic, and willing to put in the effort to achieve their goals.
Practicum students come from varied backgrounds, and we believe these experiences only help them become better coders or data scientists
Our methods represent the fastest and most effective way for career changers to reinvent themselves, as we prepare them for exactly the kind of work they will find in the real world. Unlike traditional "textbook" learning, our students work with real data sets, from real companies, solving real life problems, from day one.
Practicum is a kind of "trade school for the modern age"
In this sense, Practicum is a kind of "trade school for the modern age". Only rather than teaching welding or car mechanics, we offer skills in high demand, with upgraded salaries and lifestyles to match. By giving our students real world experience from the get-go, Practicum solves the catch-22 of needing experience as a prerequisite to get a job. So if you’re on a mission to upgrade your life and break into tech, we’d love to be part of your journey.