Jumpstart Your Engineering Career

Hands-On Job Training

As a distinguished leader in technology education, Exelaration is a proud to be an official Registered Apprenticeship. Apprenticeships are a high-quality career pathway for individuals to obtain paid work experience and formal job training. Our apprentices are career changers, veterans, retirees, parents, young adults, and more. Anybody can be an apprentice as long as they have a demonstrated passion for technology, an understanding of development fundamentals, and the ability to work on a team.

 

Our apprenticeship program requires 144 hours of technical instruction coupled with on-the-job experience, typically for a total of 2,000 hours. As an apprentice, you can expect to grow your skills in programming languages like C#, .NET, Java, Python, and Ruby. You’ll also understand database skills, Agile development practices, and test-driven principles. But Exelaration apprentices don’t just gain technical skills; they refine their communication critical thinking, workplace etiquette.

 

Upon successful demonstration of their expertise, apprentices receive a nationally recognized certificate of completion, validating their qualifications as a member of the tech workforce.

To be eligible for an apprenticeship with Exelaration, you must:

  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Hold a high school diploma or GED
  • Be flexible to work in a hybrid, remote, and on-site environment at an Exelaration Center
  • Demonstrate your knowledge of software engineering fundamentals.  Free online courses (such as  Coursera, Udemy or Codecademy), self-study books, or bootcamps are good examples of prior study
  • Be willing to commit to a paid full-time role for 12-months or 2000 hours

Building Your Apprenticeship Program

Leave your apprenticeship program development to Exelaration’s proven experts. We provide the required technical instruction while participants work to complete your critical projects. Plus, we can provide ongoing coaching and mentoring to ensure your apprentices meet all their goals while continuing to work for you.

Exelaration can source and evaluate potential apprentices for your own distinct program. We specialize in identifying diverse candidates from underrepresented populations, ensuring a rich and inclusive talent pool.

Contact Us to Learn More

Featured Apprentice

Mark Washington
Mark is a proud army veteran and an even prouder father of four. For the last 15 years, he has worked as a barber in the Arlington community. During that time, he has had the opportunity to interact and converse with all kinds of people in from so many different backgrounds. By joining the Arlington Talent Pilot Program, Mark is opening the door to a tech career by gaining the skills and experience he needs through a temporary, full-time paid role.

“Since starting at Exelaration, I’ve learned so much. I’m confident that entering the tech industry was a great career move. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting some truly remarkable and knowledgeable people in the field. The connections I’ve made are the best career resources one could ask for. My only regret is not doing this sooner.”