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Frequently Asked Questions


Q: What does the program cost?

A: ActivateWork courses are 100% cost-free to the learner. There are no fees before, during, or after. Our training and services are paid for by donations and fees from foundations, corporations, government entities, and generous individuals. The program does not cover transportation or childcare costs.

Q: What are the Learner Requirements?

A: In general, learners must:

  • Be 18 or older
  • Have HS diploma/equivalent or higher
  • Have a passion for technology
  • Have US Work Authorization
  • Be able and committed to launching their career immediately following training
  • Have the ability commit to full time training (40 hours per week) + study time (20+ hours per week)

Q: What is the Admissions Process?

A: After you complete an application, you’ll learn about the admissions process for your specified course. 

Q: What if I don't have a laptop?

A: During the admissions process, we will assess each candidate’s needs on a case-by-case basis and support you in every way we can.

Q: I have a disability. Can you accommodate me?

A: We comply fully with the Americans with Disabilities Act and other relevant laws and regulations. Please contact us at admissions@activatework.org or 303-861-0255 to discuss your specific situation and needs.

Q: I receive unemployment insurance benefits and other benefits that require me to spend time working or looking for work. Can I still enroll?

A: Yes. ActivateWork courses are approved for people receiving unemployment insurance, as well as other benefits that would ordinarily require them to spend time working or looking for work. Your benefits should not be affected. If you have questions or concerns about your situation, please contact us.

Does ActivateWork help me land a job?

The goal of all of our training is to help you secure/obtain employment and take the next step in your tech career. We work with you throughout the training on technical skills and professional development. Once you complete your course, we will help connect you with opportunities at employer partners and provide ongoing career coaching. While most of our grads land jobs after the training, we do not guarantee a job.