The Goal

At Vancouver Coding School, we believe everyone should have the opportunity to develop. In reality, many qualified candidates aren’t pursuing careers in a technology-related field because they are discouraged somewhere along the way. Some lose interest because they lack role models or encouragement, and others avoid tech or STEM careers because they perceive workplaces to be unfriendly or outright hostile.
The percentages of coders who are women, Black Canadians, Hispanic/Latino, or Indigenous Canadians are shockingly low compared to their place in the general population.1 The participation rate of people with disabilities is also alarmingly low.2
The tech industry needs more women and underrepresented populations for numerous reasons: for employers, more diversity in tech means an expanded talent pool, improved team culture, and better products; for employees, tech jobs provide a path to high-paying, rewarding careers.
For these reasons and more, we’ve created the Vancouver Coding School Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship.

  1. Who Are Canada’s Tech Workers?
  2. Diversity & Inclusion In The BC Tech Sector

The Program

As an accelerated learning program, Vancouver Coding School offers fast-paced, life-changing training that taps into the potential of ambitious, talented programmers. In less than a year, we help students change their lives and employers meet their hiring needs.

The Scholarships

Diversity & Inclusion Scholarships cover 20 percent of tuition for recipients. Women, Black Canadians, Hispanic/Latino, Indigenous Canadians (First Nations, Metis and Inuit), and people with disabilities are eligible to apply for scholarships. Please ask your Admissions Advisor during your initial phone interview to send you a link to the scholarship application. Scholarships are awarded two weeks before the start of class if you’ve received a scholarship toward our program. You are eligible to apply for a scholarship for every course (even if you’ve received one in the past).
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Eligible Courses

Code 201

Foundations of Software Development

You will learn the basics of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, along with professional development tools and technologies used by software developers around the world.

Code 301

Intermediate Software Development

You will learn the common core of software development, including MVC, Object-Oriented Programming, functional programming, asynchronous programming, and much more in this intensive course.

Code 401

Advanced Software Development in Full-Stack JavaScript

You will learn to build full-stack web applications with server-side Node.js and modern, client-side, front-end libraries and frameworks, including AngularJS. Throughout this intensive course, you will study professional software development techniques and practices as you advance your skills in JavaScript.