Skillcrush

Skillcrush

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WHAT:
Skillcrush’s About page includes this friendly statement: “We’re here to demystify technology and help you completely transform your career. Even better, we believe that learning digital skills should be entertaining, delightful, and approachable.” Skillcrush offers interactive online courses for $399 (as of August, 2015), referred to as Career Blueprints. There is also a FREE online 10-day bootcamp. Adda Birnir, the founder and CEO, has created a well-organized, wonderfully approachable and encouraging website that explains what the company offers.

The website includes a Blog section with articles on technical tips, career advice, social media how-to, and more.

WHEN:
See the list of Skillcrush Programs. Click Learn More to see a more detailed summary of that program, as well as its next start time. Sign up to receive email notifications about when programs are starting.

BLOGGER REVIEWS:
Sarah Eggers‘s January 8, 2015 Skillcrush description, on her website, is thorough, and entertaining! She also developed a Master Class on “Building Your Portfolio”, available to students who’ve taken a Skillcrush program.

Laurence Bradford‘s May, 2014 post, on her website Learn to Code with Me, describes the Skillcrush 10-day Bootcamp.

Tracy Lum‘s April 21, 2015 post, on her website Without a Trace, describes the access to Skillcrush resources for someone who took a class.

Tina Trenkner-Meade‘s February, 2015 post, on her website Auck Ward, says she likes Skillcrush’s webcasts and guides for starting a freelance web business.

COST:
A FREE 10-day Bootcamp, plus Career Blueprint programs that are $399.

NEWS ARTICLES:
An October, 2014 article on NPR Ed by Anya Kamenetz, about bootcamps, A New Credential for the Tech Industry, highlights Skillcrush and quotes Adda.

The Skillcrush founder is featured in a BBC News video titled “Digital Divide – What if more women learned to code.”

Another feature article about founder, Adda Birnir, “Women in Business Q&A: Adda Birnir, CEO and Co-Founder, Skillcrush“, by Laura Dunn and posted in Huffington Post’s Business section, June 1, 2015.

SKILLCRUSH LINKS:
The Skillcrush YouTube channel has videos on interviewing, resume advice, stories about how people used their digital skills to land a job, and more.

@Skillcrush’s Twitter statements reads: “Digital skills are job skills. Kickstart your career with our Digital Blueprints, unique platform & mentoring.”

Skillcrush’s Facebook page reads: “Digital skills are job skills. Learn what you need to know with our unique platform & one on one mentorship.”

Skillcrush’s LinkedIn company statement reads: “You know that mastering technology is key to future success. Increasing your tech know-how will improve your job security and earning potential, and empower you to make the life you want to lead. Learning about tech doesn’t take special powers. We will teach you everything you need to know.”

The Skillcrush Pinterest page is full of helpful links.

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