Since The Iron Yard offered its first coding course in 2013, thousands of people have graduated from the school’s programs and have gone into careers in software development.
With each graduating cohort, The Iron Yard’s team has adjusted and refined each course it offers to provide students with the exact tools they will need to become successful developers - no matter which programming language they choose to focus on.
Lelia King from The Iron Yard shares why it might be time you took a second look. Here are their four reasons why you should check out The Iron Yard’s Web Development Career Path.
1. Full-time, expert instructors and mentors
Students often report that instructors were a top reason they chose The Iron Yard. That’s why they spend a ton of time ensuring they hire the right instructors for their courses—those who demonstrate passion, mentorship and expertise.
It’s also why they hire full-time instructors who dedicate 100% of their time to instruction, and why they have applicants meet with instructors as part of the admissions process for full-time immersive courses.
2. Trusted, tested and licensed education
The Iron Yard was listed as a Switchup 2016 Best Bootcamp, and real students who have gone through The Iron Yard’s courses have rated their experiences well. Read what alumni have to say on SwitchUp.
The school is also a licensed post-secondary educational institution. That means they are licensed as a school by a specific regulatory agency or body in each state where they operate. These licensing bodies are made up of a combination of education experts and public officials who make sure schools are compliant with educational standards and student protections.
*It’s actually illegal to operate as a school without being licensed, so it’s a good idea to find out whether a school is licensed when you’re doing your research.
3. Proven career support and employer relationships
Graduates of The Iron Yard’s Web Development Career Path enter their Career Support program, which is designed to connect them to thousands of employers around the world. They provide support for students who are just beginning the career search process, from building resumes to interview and portfolio prep, in a one-on-one setting.
The Iron Yard also has an employer-based Advisory Board in every city where they operate a campus. These industry leaders to keep them informed about hiring needs, help shape the curriculum, and help prepare graduates for the realities of working in tech.
4. Employer-tested curriculum (including lecture and flipped classroom formats)
The Iron Yard’s curriculum includes both lecture and a flipped classroom format, so students receive whatever teaching method best fits each subject (and have more direct mentorship from instructors).
Want to read more about what a typical day for an Iron Yard student looks like? Click here.