Changing your career doesn’t have to mean going into debt.
Thanks to partnerships with charitable foundations and local and national government initiatives, we have access to funding sources for those who qualify.
Financial assistance available: The Deep Dive Coding Bootcamps are non-credit courses that are not eligible for traditional financial aid. However, many Albuquerque residents qualify for funding resources that can cover some or all of their tuition costs. Financial assistance may also be available to help offset other costs as well. The following resources have specific qualification requirements. Our staff will work to connect you with as many resources as are available to you. Please apply to the bootcamp before inquiring about how to apply for these payment options.
New Mexico Information Technology Apprenticeship Program
The New Mexico Information Technology Apprenticeship Program (NMITAP) is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to help meet the growing demand for Information Technology (IT) professionals. NMITAP offers support through Pre-Apprenticeship and Apprenticeship programs.
Qualified applicants are eligible to participate in a Deep Dive Coding Bootcamp under our Pre-Apprenticeship program. The Pre-Apprenticeship program covers the cost of tuition for a bootcamp. Qualification criteria are:
- At least 18 years old
- Legally authorized to work in the United States
- Possess a high school diploma, GED, or transcripts from a higher education institution
After completion of a bootcamp, applicants are eligible to apply for our Apprenticeship program. Note that applying does not guarantee placement with an employer. Hired Apprentices receive structured mentoring and on-the-job training, related technical instruction, and real experience that can translate into a long-term position, but is not guaranteed.
Fill out an interest form on the NMITAP website to begin the qualification process.
All coding bootcamps are eligible for GI Bill benefits. Veterans should apply for GI Bill benefits and obtain a Certificate of Eligibility before applying to the bootcamp.
TechHire New Mexico
TechHire is a program through the NM Workforce Connection Center that provides training, work experience, and job placement for IT job seekers in Bernalillo, Sandoval, Torrance and Valencia counties. The goal is to quickly advance program graduates into well-paying, high-skilled, high-growth jobs. Contact a TechHire Career Development Specialist at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
To participate in this program, you must be:
- In possession of a High School Diploma or equivalent (GED)
- Between the ages of 17 and 29
- Have barriers to training and employment, such as
– No post-secondary education
– No work experiences and/or lack skills necessary to secure employment
– Currently unemployed or underemployed
- Residing in Bernalillo, Sandoval, Torrance or Valencia County
Please note: TechHire New Mexico has a policy of priority placement for veterans and spouses of veterans who meet the program’s eligibility requirements.
Workforce Investment Opportunity Act (WIOA)
The Workforce Investment Opportunity Act (WIOA) is for those who are unemployed or laid off. WIOA funding provides training funds for jobs in demand. Visit your local NM Workforce Connection office for more details.
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) provides tuition and other assistance for those who have an impairment which “constitutes a substantial impediment to employment.” Contact a DVR representative for more details.
If you do not qualify for other types of funding, a student loan may help cover your tuition costs. Our staff cannot assist in applying for loans, but the following are options you may wish to consider. Before you apply for a private loan, it’s important to understand what’s involved to avoid any surprises. This article by Lend Edu discusses some of the details you should be aware of.
Trade Adjustment Assistance
The Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program was created to assist workers dislocated due to foreign imports or the transfer of production to other countries. The program offers great benefits including money for retraining and reimbursement of job search and relocation expenses.
5 Ways to encourage your Employer to pay for you to attend
- Ask – A simple request is usually all it takes.
- Show the website – Get your boss to read it. Send the link in an email.
- Stress the benefits – Additional skills training will make you a more productive employee. Be very specific about how this training will help you make more money for your employer – perhaps you’ll be able to maintain your company website internally or you’ll be able to help create software that will automate a business process.
- Emphasize the convenience – Why go out of town for training when you can get quality training right here?
- Compare the competitive pricing – Your employer will be pleased to know they are paying a little less and getting a lot. Check the prices. They’re hard to beat!