Here's How BloomTech Students Can Turn Ideas to Products – and Profits
We’re thrilled to be partnering with Blockstack to open up a new way for our students to earn cash for their first Blockstack app while they finish their education.
Being a Father Has Made me a Better Leader, and Vice Versa
To all of you balancing your own version of chicken nugget dinners, tea parties, and hours of Zoom calls, here are three ways I make my career and parenthood work together.
Another Step to Incentive-Aligned Higher Education and Job Training in California
BloomTech to Continue to Offer Incentive-Aligned Tuition to Californians under Agreement with new Department of Financial Protection & Innovation
Announcing Our New ISA Financing Blueprint and $100M in New Financing
A sustainable, incentive-aligned way to make ISAs work long-term.
Announcing Job Search and Instruction Changes to the BloomTech Curriculum
Today we're announcing a series of upcoming curriculum changes at BloomTech, including additional leadership opportunities for students, more intentional instruction, better career prep, and a more efficient and flexible curriculum.
An Update on the Status of Our UX Design Program
Today, we are leaning into our commitment to transparency to help UX students understand what happened with our User Experience Design (UX) program and where the program stands today.
An Update on BloomTech and ISAs in California [Updated]
Earlier this week, we learned our latest submission to the BPPE was not accepted. This is the latest step in a long process, and so while it’s not the decision we hoped for or expected, we’re committed to working directly with BPPE to solve the issues they raised
A Message to our Student Community Regarding COVID-19
’m reaching out personally because it’s important to me that I reiterate that we’re committed to supporting you through this difficult time. I know the past few weeks have felt strange and uncertain for all of us, including myself.
A Message of Support to Our Black Students, Staff, and Community
Last week the nation witnessed another innocent Black man murdered at the hands of the police. I need you to hear that we at BloomTech, and I specifically, strongly believe that Black Lives Matter.
2019: A Year Of Incredible Growth
Our one and only mission at BloomTech unlocking the potential of everyone, regardless of circumstance, and that work is paying off for our students. And we’re just getting started.
Earn more, faster: Applications open for the new BloomTech experience
Our newest initiative—the BloomTech CareerFlow learning experience—adds greater flexibility to our direct path to a well paying job. Applications open today to this new and even better version of BloomTech, which launches July 18.
Building an Inclusive Future: 2020 Diversity at BloomTech
Our first BloomTech Diversity Report. The purpose of this report is to establish a baseline understanding about our students and staff in order to start a dialogue about how we can better support diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts at BloomTech.
Announcing the Release of Our H1 2019 Student Outcomes Report
A new process we're building to improve transparency, consistency, and accountability around outcomes reporting at BloomTech. We plan to release this report every six months, and we hope to continuously improve it, based on the feedback we receive.
BloomTech Approved by the BPPE in California
In order to achieve this important milestone, we are introducing the Retail Installment Contract (RIC) as a tuition financing option for incoming students in California. Unfortunately, we will not be able to offer ISAs to new students in CA for the foreseeable future.
Ongoing efforts for equity: Releasing the BloomTech 2021 Diversity Report
Today, we release our 2021 Diversity Report. We are a young company, and we are dedicated to transparency as we grow in our DEI journey. We are proud of both our progress and our ongoing initiatives to improve diversity, equity and inclusion for both our staff and learners.
BloomTech to Launch New Backend Engineering Program, Jointly Developed with Amazon
Graduates will be prepared with the skills necessary to land an entry-level software engineering role at companies of all sizes.
Announcing BloomTech's 2020 Outcomes Report
In dedication to transparency and accountability, we share our progress toward our goal of empowering people, regardless of their circumstance or background, to begin rewarding careers in technology.
BloomTech Raises $74 million for Incentive-Aligned Education
Today we’re announcing that BloomTech has raised $74 million in a Series C funding round led by Gigafund. This new financing will support our continued mission to unlock student potential, regardless of circumstance.
Announcing the Release of Our H2 2019 Outcomes Report
We're excited to release our H2 2019 student outcomes. As part of our commitment to data transparency, we are proud to be working with The MFA Companies, an accounting, audit, and advisory firm, who performed an examination of our data.
BloomTech Expands Mental Health Support through Modern Health
To reaffirm our commitment to the mental wellness of our learners, BloomTech is expanding our mental health support services offered to all staff and learners beginning September 28, 2021 through a renewal of our partnership with Modern Health.
Announcing BloomTech Co-op: Community driven projects, built by students for FREE
Beginning in January, we want to pair every group of students with a pre-specced community project. You bring the project, our students will build it completely free.
Announcing BloomTech Labs — Our In-House Software Apprenticeship
We've added a full software engineering apprenticeship into the BloomTech curriculum. By graduation, every student will have built a real, production-ready app on a real team.
Announcing New Mental Health Benefits for BloomTech Staff and Students
We're changing how we approach mental health at BloomTech because I know that we only succeed when all of us, students and staff, are at our best, physically, emotionally, and mentally
BloomTech Mentor Program: Helping Students Build Local Personal Networks
Today we're announcing the BloomTech Mentor program, the best way to get involved with BloomTech by mentoring and spending time with students in your local area.
Part-Time Updates: Better Projects, New Course Length, Start Dates, and Time Zones
This week we're excited to announce some new changes to bring the same relentless focus on student outcomes to our part-time programs.
Parents – It’s Time to Expand How We Talk to Our Kids About Education
As a father of two, this time of year has me thinking how as parents, we need to update the advice we give our children when it comes to the choices they have for their futures.
BloomTech Announces $14 Million Series A Led By GV
BloomTech, a computer science academy that trains students of all educational and financial backgrounds to become software engineers at no upfront cost, today announced $14 million in Series A funding.
BloomTech Mentor Hosts Student Meetup at DoorDash HQ
On Friday, September 27, one of our incredible student mentors hosted a walk-through of the DoorDash headquarters in San Francisco, California, for a small group of BloomTech students.
BloomTech Partners with Code.org to Help Close The Tech Divide
There is no upfront tuition cost to our students and admission to our school isn’t dependent upon past academic, employment or financial history - our focus is on what a student could be capable of learning. And their willingness to do so.
BloomTech Partners with The Mom Project to Help 500 Women Re-enter the Workforce
Through this new partnership with The Mom Project, BloomTech is committed to helping #ChampionMoms reach their full potential and find their next professional opportunity. I hope you join us.
BloomTech Signs $20 Million Agreement with Long-term Education Investment Fund
Today we’re announcing that we’ve signed an estimated $20 million agreement with the Long-term Education Investment Fund (Leif) and its affiliated Student Advantage Fund.
BloomTech’s Curriculum Now Includes Career Search
This year we made a big change to ensure that every BloomTech alum has the best chance of landing their dream job – we integrated the student job search into the new 9-month BloomTech curriculum.
Miracle Messages: BloomTech Students are Using Tech to Help End Homelessness
In our first Co-ops spotlight, we're sharing the story of Miracle Messages, an organization that reunifies individuals experiencing homelessness with their loved ones by recording and posting video messages on social media.
Paystack Hosts BloomTech Student Meetup in Lagos
BloomTech students in Lagos had the opportunity to meet with the Engineering and Product teams at Paystack on January 25, 2020.
Sauti East Africa: Students Use Tech to Increase Legal, Safe, and Profitable Trade in Africa
With help from BloomTech Co-op and Social Impact Manager Jessica Wilkinson, BloomTech partnered with Sauti East Africa to develop four unique projects to improve usability and reach of the platform, including incorporating new tools and technologies.
We’re Thrilled to Announce $4 Million in Seed Funding and Our First Graduating Class
This round of funding allows us to cover the cost of a world-class education for thousands of individuals who are looking for new opportunities, like our 20 new BloomTech graduates.
Expanding Educational Opportunities For Veterans: Announcing Our Partnership with Shift
This Veteran’s Day, we’re rolling out an all-new program to help veterans learn in-demand skills like coding, data science, mobile development.
Why We Started BloomTech
Today, I'll share why we started BloomTech – we needed to replace the current model of education with something that doesn’t leave people broke for the rest of their lives if it doesn’t work out.
Your Feedback and Making BloomTech Better
Student expectations of BloomTech continually go up, as they should. It’s our job as a school to continually live up to and exceed those expectations. We look forward to always striving to raise the bar.
Leif Partners With BloomTech, Allocates Up To $50 Million To Student ISAs
We are thrilled to announce that Leif has allocated up to $50 million in financing capacity to BloomTech to make the education students need to transform their careers available at no cost until they are making more than $50,000/year.