Our most robust, personalized online training program gives you access to our entire library of classes, plus career counselors to help you every step of the way. At Skillcrush, you will learn the skills you need to break into a high-paying, flexible career in technology. What would it mean to you to make an extra $5–10,000 this year? And the year after? Here’s everything you'll need to transform your career in our 9-month Break Into Tech Blueprint.
Phase 1: Gain the Foundational Tech Skills Every Forward-Thinking Professional Needs to Know (HTML & CSS, Git & GitHub, Website)
Kick things off with a solid foundation in common coding languages, and industry best practices. In this phase you’ll:
-Code & launch websites using HTML and CSS, the two coding languages that power every single website in the world.
-Start using Git, the version control software used by every major tech company, to track your projects, giving you one of the most important skills a professional technologist must know.
-Code and launch your very own personal portfolio—from scratch.
It’s always good to be well rounded, but the real money is made by those who specialize. In this phase, you’ll work with your dedicated Career Counselor to pick your desired specialization and customize your learning track to meet your goals. In the process, you’ll:
-Discover the tech job or job path that will keep you motivated and excited to learn more for years to come
-Master the core technical skills of your chosen path, and put them into practice building a portfolio of projects
-Rapidly improve your technical skills in your chosen area of expertise, so that you can compete with anyone, even someone with years of experience
-Land your very first paying client! There’s nothing more motivating than seeing a return on your investment of time and money, which is why you’re going to get out there right away.
Depending on your chosen learning path, you’ll also learn:
-The branding, identity, and visual design skills to kick ass as a Visual Designer
-The WordPress skills that will allow you to make thousands of dollars as a WordPress Developer
Phase 3: Turn Your New Skills Into Cold Hard Cash (Intro to Freelancing, Building a Freelance Business, Career Resources)
You’ve been working hard to learn new skills, and now it’s time for those skills to work for you. Whether you’re looking to supplement your current income, gain the kind of flexibility that only comes from being your own boss, or land a new full-time tech job, we’ve got you covered. In this phase, you’ll once again work hand-in-hand with your Career Counselor to decide what success looks like for you, whether that’s freelancing, remote work, or landing a traditional 9-to-5, and plan your curriculum accordingly. You’ll also:
-Get your entire freelancing house in order, so that you know you’re always putting your most professional foot forward. That means preparing everything you’ll need, including a business & marketing plan, project proposals, invoicing templates, client contracts, an accounting system, and much more.
-Practice the “snowball technique” for pricing your work, so that you can build up to a $50...$60...$70,000 salary faster than you ever thought possible.
-Set up repeatable systems that allow you to get a steady stream of clients & make more money.
-Rapidly grow your pipeline of potential clients to make sure you always have more work to do.
Plus, you’ll learn:
-How to position yourself on LinkedIn and other social media platforms, such that recruiters come find you.
-How to create a resume and cover letter that will make you irresistible to hiring managers, and how to approach interviews from a learning mentality to maximize the return on your time spent job hunting.
-The best tech-specific interview techniques, so you’ll always be prepared for any job-interview whiteboard or code-pairing exercise.