Berlin-based CareerFoundry Touts New Online Tech Mentorship Programs to Take Individuals from Zero to Job Ready in Only 3 Months
EU startup is bridging the global tech-skills gap with a mentor-driven training solution.
Berlin, Germany (PRWEB) March 19, 2014
Providing hands-on training, CareerFoundry transforms its students into job-ready applicants, with a focus on real one-to-one contact with mentors and in the supportive setting of an online student community. Students are led through a three-month training program in UX & UI Design or Web Development (http://www.careerfoundry.com/courses), meeting weekly with their personal expert mentor, learning from online course materials and receiving regular feedback. Upon finishing the course each student has a completed portfolio and is introduced to CareerFoundry’s recruitment partners, a list headlined by international firm Urban Linker from Paris (http://www.urbanlinker.com/en/), as well as Europe's all-star accelerator Startupbootcamp, Berlin's famous ipotentials, and others. CareerFoundry are launching students onto the tech scene, ready to begin their own startup adventure. CareerFoundry CEO Raffaela Rein says:
“Although the digital economy is booming, there is not a single vocational education provider for tech, online. CareerFoundry is the first career accelerator and online vocational education provider for the digital economy that helps students go from zero to job ready in just three months.”
CareerFoundry’s belief in the role of its mentors is founded on extensive research of education studies and the edtech space. According to Blooms 2 Sigma Problem (http://bit.ly/1ps1RKw) one-on-one tutoring has a far larger positive impact on the student’s learning than a more traditional ‘teacher and class’ dynamic. CareerFoundry has tested this theory on over 250 students worldwide, with 70% of those who have gone through the programs landing a job in their chosen field. In the use of its mentors CareerFoundry is harnessing world-class talent and setting the standard in online education. Rein says:
“We’ve seen this data reflected in our tests from day one. The differences between self-taught vs classrooms vs mentors were astonishing and we chose to build around what was clearly the most effective way to learn. We were originally concerned it wouldn’t be possible to translate this to an elearning platform, but our data so far shows unprecedented success.”
Many professionals have considered leveling up their skill set or changing careers; quitting their jobs and setting up on their own or working freelance, having the time and creative freedom to do what they are passionate about. Having spent six months researching the field in their previous incarnation as doBranch, closing a seed round of investment with a total €250,000 led by Passion Capital's Stefan Glänzer and relaunching as CareerFoundry, the startup is built upon the embracing of opportunities to learn from the most skilled Web Developers and UX Designers across the globe.
For an interview with a founder or information about the March launch, please contact Emil Lamprecht via the information below.
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