Removing Barriers: LEARN academy and Measurabl Come Together To Build More Opportunities For Under-served Communities

Following the success of our previous partnership with Measurabl, we are coming together and furthering our initiatives to promote growth and diversity in the San Diego tech community. Through this partnership, three individuals from underserved communities will receive a $6,000 scholarship towards our four-month Full-Stack Web Developer program. Following graduation, these individuals will participate in a three-month paid internship with Measurabl.

We provided paid internships to three diverse individuals and empowered the next generation of tech experts. In the end, one individual was brought on full-time and is now a vital part of our development team.

“We came to LEARN academy in 2019 looking to build and diversify our development team and help break down barriers that many underrepresented communities face,” explains Dana Arnold, COO at Measurabl. “The results were undeniable. We provided paid internships to three diverse individuals and empowered the next generation of tech experts. In the end, one individual was brought on full-time and is now a vital part of our development team.”

LEARN academy students study inside the classroom, collaborating and engaging with their fellow classmates. All classes are currently being held remotely in their virtual classroom.

Looking ahead, we are pursuing the same level of success with their current scholarship campaign. Each of the three individuals will be awarded a $6,000 coding scholarship towards our four-month, Full-Stack Web Developer program that begins on April 19th, 2021.

For three months, they will learn the ins-and-outs of full-stack web development inside a virtual and engaging classroom with a cohort of students. During month four of the program, they will participate in a one-month internship with a company before moving onto their three-month paid internship at Measurabl.

These individuals will be more experienced and job-ready than most Computer-Science degree graduates and completed all of this in less than one year.

“The Internship is an essential part of our program,” says Chelsea Kaufman, CEO of LEARN academy. “It’s where everything comes together for the students. Plus, the internship provides the students with the first line of experience on their resume, which is tremendously difficult to acquire if you’re starting on your own. When you combine that with a three-month internship at Measurabl, these individuals will be more experienced and job-ready than most Computer-Science degree graduates and completed all of this in less than one year.”

It’s difficult to overlook the magnitude of how this opportunity can change the trajectory of one’s life. Kristin Mulder, a graduate from LEARN academy in 2020, was awarded the same scholarship and recently completed her internship with Measurabl.

Students learn full-stack web development for 3-months during the course. During month 4 of the course, each student is guaranteed an internship with a company.

LEARN academy and Measurabl have provided me with a foundation for a career path I never knew was possible.

“LEARN academy and Measurabl have provided me with a foundation for a career path I never knew was possible. Now, I’m a Full-Stack Developer working on projects that are having a direct impact to help make the world a more sustainable place for everyone.”

The deadline to apply for the LEARN academy & Measurabl Diversity Scholarship is March 15th, 2021. Applications will be reviewed, and the winners will be announced on April 2nd, 2021.

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