In today's rapidly evolving tech industry, the demand for skilled software engineers, across seniority and experience remains as high as ever.
However, many individuals who aspire to make a career change into tech face barriers such as lack of resources, financial constraints, and limited access to quality education.
Recognizing these challenges, Rocket Academy, in partnership with NodeFlair, is proud to introduce the Code for Tomorrow Scholarship, a transformative opportunity for aspiring software engineers in Singapore.
In the midst of a dynamic job market, career switchers are seeking pathways to acquire the in-demand skills necessary to thrive in the tech industry. We understand the importance of upskilling and the role it plays in empowering individuals to achieve their career goals.
Rocket Academy, an online tech school known for its commitment to adult learners, has joined forces with us, a leading career transparency platform in the tech industry.
NodeFlair decided to work with Rocket Academy for its credibility and great reviews - coming in at a rating of 4.95/5 from 146 reviews on SwitchUp. This is one of the highest amongst the bootcamps in Singapore, rated especially highly for the curriculum and job support.
This collaboration aims to provide aspiring software engineers with the resources and support they need to make informed decisions about their careers. By offering this scholarship, we are breaking down barriers and increasing accessibility to tech education.
“Instructors were extremely helpful and knowledgeable in teaching what they were tasked to do, and often went above and beyond to help us implement additional features into our projects (even if they were out of syllabus)! The entire experience was extremely fulfilling and I recommend this for everyone who is seeking to make a career switch into becoming a developer! You have to be determined and ready to go above and beyond in order to really get the most out of this experience, and the instructors will be sure to guide you along!” - Jordan Ang (Graduated: 2023)
The Code for Tomorrow Scholarship is a program that selects 10 candidates in Singapore to receive a 30% scholarship (worth SGD$2,400) towards enrolling in Rocket Academy's Coding Bootcamp.
This bootcamp is a comprehensive 4-month full-time career conversion course designed to equip participants with the essential skills to become full-stack software engineers. With a curriculum focusing on coding concepts, including frontend, backend, full-stack, and algorithms, the bootcamp ensures graduates are job-ready and equipped to excel in the industry.
Following the completion of the Coding Bootcamp, graduates can look forward to a job support program by Rocket Academy that will help them get their foot through the door.
Together with NodeFlair’s tech career transparency platform, we are optimistic that you will find a tech job that supports your career goals.
Rocket Academy understands that success in the tech industry goes beyond technical skills and certification. That's why the Bootcamp goes the extra mile in providing participants with networking opportunities and career support.
By connecting participants with experienced software engineers, alumni, and instructors, Rocket Academy fosters a collaborative and supportive learning environment. The power of networking and mentorship cannot be underestimated when it comes to career progression.
Graduates from Rocket Academy’s bootcamp programme have gone on to join rapidly growing tech companies in Singapore such as Grab, Ninja Van, Zendesk, foodpanda, Circles.Life, Zendesk and more.
Rocket Academy's commitment to empowering career switchers is evident in the success stories of their alumni. Grace Koh, an alumna from 2022, shares her experience, stating,
"Rocket was a great place to start - providing mentorship and guidance and also extending support with the daunting job search process. Most importantly, working through a demanding learning process with peers and supportive mentors was extremely encouraging. This gave me the confidence to do a career switch into a full-fledged software engineer."
Grace's story is just one example of how Rocket Academy transforms lives and propels individuals towards fulfilling careers in software engineering.
If you meet the eligibility criteria for the Code for Tomorrow Scholarship, the application process is straightforward. Simply sign up for it at Rocket Academy's website.
If you are shortlisted, the admissions team will reach out to you to arrange an online interview and a screening test.
For any specific questions related to the application process, feel free to reach out to the Rocket Academy team at [email protected].
The Code for Tomorrow Scholarship is open to Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents who demonstrate a strong intention to switch careers and become software engineers. Applicants must be able to commit fully to either the 4-month full-time or 8-month part-time Coding Bootcamp.
A strong foundation in coding is required, and graduating from Rocket Academy's Coding Fundamentals course is preferred. This course provides essential training and background knowledge, laying the groundwork for success in the bootcamp. The scholarship specifically targets individuals without previous work experience as software engineers, providing an opportunity for those who are seeking a fresh start in the tech industry.
For individuals with some coding experience, exemptions from the Coding Fundamentals course may be assessed on a case-by-case basis by the admissions team.
The closing date for scholarship applications varies depending on the desired cohort and the applicant's coding experience. If you are unsure of the specific deadline for your intended cohort, simply reach out to Rocket Academy at [email protected]. They will provide you with the necessary information to ensure you don't miss out on this incredible opportunity.
If you're ready to make a career switch and embark on an exciting journey towards becoming a software engineer, we are here to support you every step of the way. Through this scholarship we seek to break down barriers and empower individuals to take control of their futures. The tech industry is constantly evolving, and with the right skills and support, you can be at the forefront of this dynamic field!