Claim Academy, a St. Louis-based organization that runs bootcamps to teach software programming, is offering 25 full-tuition scholarships for its 12-week training program, made possible by a partnership with Facebook, according to a press release.
The Facebook partnership, announced this week, is part of the social media giant’s Community Boost program, through which it’s partnering with organizations and small businesses in several cities, with the stated goal of helping businesses grow and hire.
Claim Academy teaches Java and .NET programming in an intensive residential program that meets Monday through Friday for 12 weeks.
The application process for the next cohort is open now. The class has orientation on April 14 and begins the 12-week program on April 16.
Claim Academy was founded in 2014 by Ola Ayeni, an entrepreneur who moved to the St. Louis area after winning an Arch Grant to grow his startup, eateria, but encountered a shortage of developers in the region.
The program says its graduates have a placement rate of 95 percent and have gone on to work for companies including Express Scripts, MasterCard and Centene.