Outcomes Report

Introduction

What’s an outcomes report? Why should I care?

This is where we break down how many of our graduates were hired within six months of graduating from NewForce. We track what type of job they got and how much they were paid. We want to be as transparent as possible about our job outcomes so that potential students can decide if NewForce is a good fit for them and, if so, set realistic expectations about the job search process.

C1 Outcomes Report: Employment Outcomes

from July 15, 2019-December 15, 2019

Who’s included in this report? What’s the time frame?

Fourteen students graduated from Cohort 1 of NewForce on July 15, 2019. We tracked their employment outcomes over the next six months, until December 15, 2019. If one of our graduates found work after December 15, 2019, they are not included in this report.

Cohort 1 Employment Outcomes Report

Employment Outcomes

86% of Career Seeking Graduates Placed Within Six Months of Graduation

Within six months of graduating, of the 14 students who graduated:

  • 9 students (64.29%) were employed in a full-time salaried role in tech within six months of graduating,
  • 1 student (7.14%) was employed in a full-time technical instruction role as a Junior Instructor at NewForce,
  • 1 student (7.14%) was employed in a full-time non-salaried temporary role in tech (with potential to move full-time salaried),
  • 1 student (7.14% ) was employed in a part-time non-salaried adjunct technical instruction role, 
  • 2 students (14.29%) were still seeking a full-time role in tech

Compensation

Of the 12 students who were employed in technology careers within six months of graduating Cohort 1:

  • Average salary for a full-time salaried role was $42,800
  • Median salary a full-time salaried role was $44,000

Roles

Of the 12 students who were employed in technology careers within six months of graduating Cohort 1:

  • 10 (83%) were in Web or Software Engineering,
  • 2 (17%) were hired in Education, including one hired as a Junior Instructor at NewForce and another hired as an adjunct software development instructor at Mountwest Community and Technical College

Time until Placement

Of the 12 students who were employed in technology careers within six months of graduating Cohort 1:

  • 2 (16%) students accepted offers within under 1 month of graduation,
  • 5 (42%) students accepted offers between 1-3 months after graduation,
  • 5 (42%) students accepted offers between 3-6 months after graduation.

C2 Outcomes Report: Employment Outcomes

from February 11, 2020 to August 11, 2020

Who’s included in this report? What’s the time frame?

Fifteen students graduated from Cohort 2 of NewForce on February 11, 2020. We tracked their employment outcomes over the next six months, until August 11, 2020. If one of our graduates found work after August 11, 2020, they are not included in this report. It’s also worth noting that Covid-19 was declared a pandemic a month after Cohort 2 graduated, which means that five of the six months covered in this report were during the pandemic.

Cohort 2 Employment Outcomes Report

Career Seeking vs. Non Career Seeking Students

Of 15 total graduates of Cohort 2:

  • 8 graduates (53%) determined that they were actively seeking a career in tech 
  • 7 graduates (47%) were not actively seeking or opted out of seeking a tech career upon course completion.

Of the seven students who have opted out of or were not actively seeking a technology career upon course completion: 3 chose to pursue non-tech roles, and 4 were unresponsive to our career support team during the six month placement timeline. These students have an open offer to work with our NewForce career support and instruction team to reengage in the tech career search beyond this six month job placement period. 

88% of Career Seeking Graduates Placed Within Six Months of Graduation

Within six months of graduating, of the 8 students who were career seeking upon course completion:

  • 5 students (63%) were employed in a full-time salaried role in tech within six months of graduating,
  • 2 students (25%) were employed in a full-time non-salaried temporary role in tech (with potential to move full-time salaried),
  • 1 student (12%) was still seeking a full-time role in tech, but was employed as a part-time TA at NewForce

Compensation

Of the 7 students who are currently employed in technology careers for Cohort 2:

  • Average salary for a full-time salaried role was $44,750
  • Median salary a full-time salaried role was $47,000
  • Average pay for a full-time contract, internship, apprenticeship, or freelance role was $22.50 per hour

Roles

Of the 7 students who are currently employed in technology careers,

  • 5 (71%) were in Web or Software Engineering,
  • 2 (29%) were in Implementation roles at a tech company

Time until Placement

Of the 7 students who are employed in technology careers,

  • 4 (57%) students accepted offers within under 1 month of graduation,
  • 1 (14%) students accepted offers between 1-3 months after graduation,
  • 2 (29%) students accepted offers between 3-6 months after graduation.

How does the job search process work?

We work individually with each student to identify what they want in a job and do whatever we can to help them find it. Landing a first job in tech takes a lot of work from both the student and the NewForce team.

What is the student’s role in the job search process?

The most important thing a student can do to get a job in tech is to continue learning after they graduate. We expect our grads to keep working on side projects and picking up new skills while they look for a job. Students are responsible for preparing thoroughly for interviews and asking for support when they need it. We expect students to stay in touch with us as we connect them to opportunities.

What is the NewForce team’s role in the job search process?

We check in with career-seeking students via slack or text at least bi-weekly to offer support, and connect our students directly with employer partners whenever we can. We help them apply to jobs they find outside of our networks. Our team supports students as they go through the job application process. We do mock interviews as needed to keep their interviewing skills sharp. We support them in side projects and continued learning during the job search.

How was this information in this report collected?

We check in with students about bi-weekly during the job search. This data was collected through individual check-ins with students via Slack, text, or phone calls. Students were determined to be career-seeking or not through conversations with them about their goals as well as through their engagement with our career support team in the job search process in the last six months. Role and salary data was self-reported to us by the students via Slack messages.