We teach our students how to teach themselves. Out students possess a broad experience base to which they can attach new ideas, a crucially important skill in an evolving field like tech.
Each of our students possesses a unique skillset and life experience to benefit your organization. These aren't students straight out of college with no professional work experience. Our grads are motivated go-getters who attended Academy Pittsburgh to improve their own skillsets and career options.
Our classroom is a collaborative learning environment. Our students are comfortable listening to colleagues, working through a problem together and supporting team members through stressful situations.
Diego came from NYC, where he worked a high-pressure job as a stock trader. Today, he's working on a financial dashboard in Python, applying his understanding of the finance domain to being able to make a product that is useful. He is highly motivated, comfortable in large corporate structures, and speaks the language of the finance world.
Finance is not the only domain of knowledge that we see students come in with. Here are some other examples that make the graduate better able to fit into and contribute to a job in that field: education, speech therapy, library sciences, game design, project management, mechanical design, design, music talent management.
Rabia moved to the US and, despite having a green card, a degree, and deep technical knowledge, couldn't find a job in her field. Now she's a dev-ops and infrastructure engineer who uses her comfort and familiarity with algorithms and logic to perform at her job.
Kat worked as a server and manager at expensive restaurants, making sure that customers were happy and that chaos in the restaurant was hidden from them apart from managing their expectations. Now she's a full-stack developer at a startup. She understands that different clients want to be treated differently, and that paying attention to that is how you build rapport with them, how to move forward towards goals through all sorts of uncertain circumstances, and the importance of showing up for your team.
Nelson played trombone in NYC and on cruises until he was ready to work a job that was more 9-5. He is now is a CSS/HTML/mobile expert with an eye for detail and unending patience who understands showing up, perfectionism in small things, that no matter what, you keep moving forward, that practice helps you to get better.