WeWork's Flatiron School Launches in Austin
"We're thrilled to serve the Austin community by embracing the city's inclusive culture while focusing on educational advancement with Flatiron School's new campus," said Adam Enbar, Co-Founder and CEO of Flatiron School. "Our students in Austin will benefit from the entrepreneurial spirit that exists in WeWork's SXSW Center, with the opportunity to collaborate and learn from entrepreneurs and business leaders from the comfort of their own campus."
As a nationally-recognized tech epicenter, Austin is not only home to legacy tech giants, but also a wealth of global enterprises and startups that are in need of tech talent. From Dell to Texas Instruments, Apple, Amazon, Indeed, Facebook, and Google, Austin has taken a uniquely defining path in becoming one of the state's – and country's – most impactful innovation hubs. Additionally, openings for software developers and computer engineers experienced a 100 percent increase over the past year in Austin, according to a recent report from the Austin Chamber of Commerce.
"It is with great pride that we join the Austin community to enable a transformative, outcomes-focused coding education," said Campus Director, Lauren Bauml. "By building access-focused pathways, growing key community partnerships, and leveraging the power of our curriculum and 1:1 career services, we will uniquely create a return on education for Austinites of all backgrounds and walks of life."
Flatiron School is devoted to promoting an inclusive tech industry by making education more accessible, and is excited to offer income share agreements to software engineering students in Austin. Designed to reduce financial barriers to education, the Flatiron School ISA gives students the opportunity to pay a percentage of their post-program income over a set number of years in exchange for a financial credit toward tuition. Austin is the sixth Flatiron School campus, after Atlanta, Chicago, D.C, Denver, and Seattle to offer ISAs, with more courses and locations to come.
"Austin's deep roots in educational excellence, innovation, and economic growth are reflected in the diverse set of partners that make up our growing tech ecosystem," says Drew Scheberle, Senior Vice President, Education/Talent Development, Austin Chamber of Commerce. "Flatiron School's model of bridging the gap between higher education, workforce readiness, and talent pipeline demands will create value for Austinites and local employers, providing another valuable option that will help make our community more prosperous."
"When I learned to code, I learned that I could do anything if put my mind to it, and that feels like a superpower," says Flatiron School Graduate, Kelsey Huse, who currently works as a Technical Support Engineer at Pingboard in Austin. "At Flatiron School, you're always learning and you always have access to the resources to reach your potential."
About Flatiron School
Flatiron School is a global school that trains students in 21st century skills like software engineering, data science, and UX/UI design. Flatiron School's on-campus and online immersive courses have a proven track record of impressive employment outcomes and include dedicated career coaching, employment support, and a money-back guarantee (see details). Since its founding in 2012, Flatiron School has graduated thousands of students. Acquired by WeWork in 2017, Flatiron School's mission is to empower people to change things—their careers, lives, and the world.
WeWork meets companies of all types and stages — from startups to the 30 percent of Fortune 500 companies that now call WeWork home — where they are today and helps them grow to where they want to be tomorrow, next year, and in a decade. As a global company with a hyper-local playbook where company becomes community, WeWork provides more than 400,000 members around the world with space, local connectivity, and services through both physical and digital offerings.
Founded in New York City in 2010 by Adam Neumann and Miguel McKelvey, WeWork currently has more than 425 physical locations in 100 cities and 27 countries around the world. WeWork transforms buildings into dynamic environments for creativity, focus, and collaboration. More than just a new way of working, this is a movement toward a new way of living.