Atlas Program

Support at Every Step of Your Career Journey 

We believe that learning and career growth does not stop at graduation or initial placement. We also believe that the true secret to a successful career in tech is attained with well-practiced technical skills, strong essential skills, agile mindset, and professional networking. Therefore, we created Atlas: a community of learning and mentorship geared to helping our graduates refine the skills they need to get the jobs they want, regardless of where they are in their career journey. 

What Do We Offer? 

  • Weekly opportunities that are geared toward growing individual technical skills, agile mindset, essential skills, and a solid community of technical professionals that look to grow together and learn from each other. 
  • Learning hours and engagement events crafted and directed by a professional technical coach 
  • Coding Katas – ensemble style coding practice using Test Driven Development led by a professional coach, a unique high-value benefit 
  • Interview Katas – practice common interview questions or bring your own and get feedback   
  • Lean Coffee – open discussions on diverse topics decided upon by the participants 
  • Portfolio creation and refinement – get feedback and suggestions for putting your best work out there 
  • Workshops (Git, Agile, etc.) – practice and refine technical and essential skills 

Who Is Eligible To Be a Part of Atlas? 

  • Anyone who has previously completed an Eleven Fifty Academy Immersion Bootcamp or is nearing graduation is eligible to participate in the Atlas program.  
  • Any alumnus looking to grow their coaching, facilitation, and project management skills is encouraged to apply to become an Atlas Volunteer Mentor. 

Sign Up To Participate in Atlas

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Have questions about participating in the Atlas Program? Maybe we can answer some of them!

Participant FAQs

Can I take a month off and still participate in a later month?

Absolutely! The whole purpose of the Atlas Program is to give you an opportunity to sharpen your skills, as you need. 

How long is the program?

Each cycle will run for 4 total weeks and the program re-starts each calendar month. You can participate in as many cycles as you would like.

Who will be in my group?

If you are pursuing a job in the Cyber field, you’ll be paired with others pursing the same. If you are pursuing a job in development or design, you will be paired with a mix of grads from the Web Development and Software Development courses.

Is there a grade or badge associated with the Atlas Program?

No, you are not graded, and this is not treated like the course(s) you went through – this is much more hands-off from EFA. You will receive feedback and suggestions from the Tech Mentor you are paired with to help encourage and guide you continued learning. 

How much time do I need to commit to the program each month?

That is up to you, but we suggest planning on a minimum of 10 hours per week. If you can commit more, great! We recognize you may also be spending time applying for jobs, working at a job, or dealing with other life stuff.

Have questions about being a Tech Mentor?

Tech Mentor FAQs

Can I receive any Leadership Training as part of this?

Yes! We are working on building out some technical leadership training that will be optional and free for you to participate in.

Can I choose to take a month off from being a Tech Mentor?

Absolutely, we, and our grads, are incredibly grateful for any time you are able to volunteer for this program and we understand life may, at times, get in the way. Each month, we will ask if you are wanting to participate in the following month.

Do I have to give feedback to the group members?

Yes. We have a simple feedback process that is intended to give constructive feedback to participants so they can continue to grow their skills and confidence as they progress towards “job ready”. 

What is expected of Tech Mentors during the Program?

We are expecting you to serve as a “Team Lead” for the group you are paired with. That means making yourself familiar with the project or other activities the group is working on and what everyone is doing to contribute. Each group will do a lightweight agile/scrum process with 2, 2-week sprints and you should plan to lead them through that. You are NOT expected to actually contribute to their work other than from a mentoring/advisory capacity. 

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