For those of us who can't do a full-time boot camp (and who can't afford Bloc's price tag), how does these programs compare both to Bloc and each other?
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I can only speak for Thinkful, since that's where I work.
The main distincton between Thinkful and the other two programs is that Thinkful offers verified outcomes statistics whereas Bloc and Career Foundry do not. We take this very seriously. Education is built on trust. Without a clear and reliable way for students to judge whether or not a course will work for you, it is hard for you to trust a school.
Thinkful has outcomes data baked into our process. We keep a close eye on whether or not our students are graduating, how many of them are getting jobs as web developers after they graduate, and how much more money they make. As it stands, 93% of graduates get hired and see a dramatic average increase in salary (see here: https://thinkful.com/bootcamp-jobs-stats/ ). Most important, that data has been audited by a third party.
The course works because it's built on an unprecedented level of support. Students in Web Development Bootcamp get 3 hours of 1-on-1 mentorship, as well as access to 40+ hours a week of open office hours. When more support is needed, students can ask the over 350 mentors or 3,000 students and alumni in the Thinkful Slack chatroom for some help. In other words, you never learn alone.
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