The primary goal of this employment reporting standard is to report employment data in a way that will be most helpful for a prospective student, to help them understand how likely they’ll get an opportunity to gain employment as a result of participating in our training.
This standard relies on the following terms and definitions:
|Job Seekers - Graduates
|Job Seekers - Non-Graduates
|Job Seekers - Total
|Job Seekers - In-Field
|Salaried Employee In-Field
|Non-salaried Apprenticeship, Internship, or Contract Position In-Field
|Freelance, Self Employed or Started a New Company In-Field
|Employed At Code Fellows In-Field
|Unemployed and Seeking a Job
|Job Seekers - Total
|Median Salary for In-Field, Full-Time Roles
|Median Weeks To Hire for In-Field, Full-Time Roles
|Software Development Engineer
|Front End Developer
|Senior Software Engineer
|Software Development Engineer Apprentice
|Full Stack Developer
We believe that prospective students want to know the following:
Job Seekers are queried on a regular basis, to determine their employment status. To produce reports that answer the above questions, employment documentation records are collected. If there’s evidence that someone was hired In-Field, barring evidence to the contrary, we use it as substantiating documentation and attribute employment status accordingly. We require one or more of the following, to document employment status, prioritized in order of preference:
The first In-Field employment status is tracked, plus any additional career advancements up until the first full-time salaried position, at which time employment salary and employment start date are updated along with the new employment status. Career changes that are not advancements are not tracked (e.g. new contracts, work terminations, etc); reports reflect opportunities only, not subsequent performance or success. Employment data for any given individual does not necessarily reflect their current employment status; it reflects the highest employment status achieved, up to and including the first full-time, In-Field position obtained.
Those who are hired by the reporting institution are tracked either as hired In-Field at the Reporting Institution, or Out-of-Field, as applicable to the role they’re hired into. Teaching Assistants (“TAs”) are specifically tracked differently. When TAs finish their employment and self-report a new status, their employment is changed to the appropriate category. They must report to have been seeking for six months, either during or after their employment as a TA, to be considered a Job Seeker.
Someone who has been unemployed and seeking for any amount of time, and who finds employment In-Field will then be categorized as having found In-Field employment; there is no cut-off period. Job Seekers can find employment In-Field and have their employment status upgraded at any time; there is no time limit.
Median salary and time-to-hire is reported for full-time, In-Field positions only; we don’t report these figures for Out-of-Field, contract positions, etc. If a program is retaken, employment data is tracked from the most recent graduation date.
It is not easy to graduate from Code Fellows. Success here requires grit, determination and tenacity. Only an estimated 50% of students who enter the program finish successfully and graduate.
This Alumni Employment Report was examined and validated by an independent 3rd party auditing firm; their report can be found here». Note that percentages may not sum to totals due to rounding.
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