Technology is changing the world, and software created by bright and driven minds is making the world a better place. At Prime Digital Academy, we aim to better the industry, and the world, by empowering people with unique and diverse backgrounds to apply their passions to solving problems that impact lives. In return, students earn rewarding and high-paying careers in tech in months, not years. We’re now seeking passionate problem-solvers in Kansas City ready to change their lives and the world.
Prime Digital Academy is an accelerated, full-time immersion coding bootcamp. Our 20-week Full Stack Engineering program helps people change their careers and land high-paying, in-demand tech jobs. Prime was founded in Minneapolis in 2014 as a response to the talent gap in the local community. Since then we’ve helped more than 700 students launch their careers in tech and we’re excited to duplicate this success for students in Kansas City.
In 2018, there were more than 3,000 unfilled tech jobs in Kansas City. Even though the tech industry in the area is one of the fastest growing in the nation, there just aren’t enough tech professionals to keep up with the demand.
That’s why Prime Digital Academy is excited to be opening a new campus in Kansas City, to teach people the skills they need to become Software Engineers. We’re going to help smart, driven students break into the tech industry and fill these open positions.
Prime students learn modern technologies, practical methodologies, and critical behavioral skills through carefully crafted curriculum and hands-on work on real-world projects. Prime’s immersive programs empower learners from diverse backgrounds to begin their new tech careers in months, not years.
The world is being completely transformed by technology. Prime is dedicated to the prospect that if the stakes are the future of everything, we must demand more than just the ability to write code from the authors of the tech reshaping our world. At Prime we are preparing the software engineers that companies need, and we want to help create a workforce that mirrors the Kansas City community and provide opportunity where it might not have previously been!
In support of this initiative, Prime is awarding $2,000 diversity scholarships to ten different students whose scholarship applications have been reviewed and selected by a panel consisting of members from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, KC Tech Council and Kansas City Women in Technology. Eligibility for the scholarship begins once students are accepted into a Prime Digital Academy cohort and meet one of the following criteria:
Additionally, applicants must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or a recipient of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals administrative program, as well as a resident of either Missouri or Kansas at the time of application.
The Prime Diversity Scholarship application information will be sent to Prime students once they have been accepted in to the program!
“KC’s tech industry relies on acquiring top talent to grow, and we’re thrilled that Prime Digital Academy will be a part of the solution to fill the tech talent pipeline in the region. Prime has built an excellent reputation for training Web Developers that are ready to hit the ground running in other large tech markets, like Minneapolis/St. Paul. We're excited for Prime to partner with companies looking to hire diverse tech talent and the positive impact Prime grads will have on the industry."
Ryan Weber, President at KC Tech Council
We are now accepting applications for our next 20-week Full Stack Engineering Kansas City cohort. Apply today and launch your new, fulfilling career as a Software Engineer by summer.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 10th, 2020
Attending Prime starts with submitting a no cost application to our Full Stack Engineering program which kicks off the process. Our application includes a coding challenge, short essays and some logic puzzles - all of which will take about 10 hours to complete.
PREWORK: May 11th, 2020
15-20 hrs/week and mostly online with weekly video classes and opportunities to get on campus to meet your fellow classmates.
CLASSROOM: June 22nd, 2020
Students are full-time in the classroom ~8:30am-5pm, 60+ hrs/week, which includes weekend challenges. Students cannot maintain jobs during this phase as it requires your full commitment to your career change.
GRADUATION: September 25th, 2020
Scott is the Lead Instructor at Prime Digital Academy and comes with a background in education and has most recently been a software engineer based out of Kansas City. With more than a decade of experience in software engineering for web, mobile, game, and augmented reality applications, Scott helped shape the curriculum and instruction model for Prime in Minneapolis and Kansas City.
Learn more about our KC cohorts, see the classroom and talk to KC Lead Instructor Scott Bromander about Prime!
There are a lot of buzzwords floating around in the tech industry - from coding to programing to software engineering. If you are curious about what the work actually is, what a career as a software engineer looks like, and what your career path could be - join us for a free info session with Scott Bromander to learn more and see if it is right for you! Just request to be on our 'First to Know' list of new workshops and we will send you the details!
Scott will be hosting free HTML & CSS Workshops to meet students that are interested in breaking into the Kansas City tech scene as Software Engineers. Save your spot in an upcoming workshop for an evening of hands-on learning and group discussion as we talk about the building blocks of the web!
KC Lead Instructor Scott Bromander sat down to chat with his past students who were two of the first students at Prime in Minneapolis. Watch the webinar and you can hear how Prime changed their lives, the tips they have for people considering applying for a Prime Kansas City cohort, and the advice they have for those looking to launch their careers as Web Developers.
Prime is set up to be challenging, forcing you to lean into the hurt of learning and growing. They teach in a way that doesn't allow ego, so you really have to be self-aware and ready to hold yourself accountable. I would suggest Prime ten times out of ten for anyone that's looking to get into the world of software engineering. Prime has forever bettered me as a person and they've really changed my life.
Devon M. Kansas City Prime Grad & Application Developer at Vertical Merger
Prime Digital Academy is the embodiment of Furious Learning. The instructors make sure that we are emotionally ready to learn, they lecture, and then give us assignments to reinforce and retain the information. It's not a joke when I say that you could be spending 60 to 80 hours a week on the accumulation of those assignments and weekend challenges.
Prime might not be for everyone but when you put in the time and effort, it will change your life.
Konou V. Kansas City Prime Grad & Software Developer at Oberd