Education & Programming
1871 facilitates workshops and in-depth courses to reach design, technology, and business skills – many of which are available to the public! We are proud that so many private organizations and schools have found a home here, with the result being that hundreds of people from diverse communities are trained at 1871 every year, often with special focus on post-program job placement and career development. Check out our current programs below!
ACLTC is a 15-week coding bootcamp that allows students to keep their full-time jobs and be at home with their families on Fridays and Saturdays. With this Ruby-focused curriculum, students develop their own Capstone projects and present them to potential employers at their student showcase.
Umbraco provides Masterclasses and Bootcamps on select dates, teaching students the best solutions in web design in order to be more productive and build smarter solutions for their clients.
Evolve Security Academy will teach you how to be a cyber security professional in 12 weeks through a blend of industry recognized methodologies including National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP). The program is also committed to placing their graduates into high-paying security roles.
Designation students spend 70 hours a week for 12 weeks in our creative, collaborative, immersive environment. Combined with six weeks of virtual prep, that adds up to over 900 hours of design experience over the course of the program. What’s more, seven weeks are spent working on real projects for live clients, so they leave the program with a portfolio full of tangible work experience.
Startup Institute’s 8-week program helps students to gain the skills as well as the networked relationships they’ll need to be successful employees at one of hundreds of Chicago tech startups and high-growth companies. These tracks overlay onto the functional needs that companies have told us time and again they’re looking for when they begin to scale and hire at a rapid rate.