The Knowledge House Innovation Fellowship is designed to promote technology-based career opportunities for NYC residents in the areas of web development, data science, and design. The fellowships will serve New Yorkers from diverse backgrounds, some with little to no formal post-secondary education or tech experience, and turn them into entry-level programmers.
In the age of online content and social media, people are generating more data than ever before in human history. It has become more important than ever for companies, governments, and communities to be able to leverage this data to create new products, services and generally improve quality of life.
This class aims to take you from little to no programming experience to junior data scientists capable of using a technology-based Python programming language to pull useful and actionable information out of the sea of data that surrounds us every day. In this class, you will learn the full extent of the Python programming language, how to access, clean, and analyze web data, and how to work directly with databases using both Python and SQL.
In this class, you will be given real-world data sets to learn how to run an analysis with major python libraries, and finally, learn how to create online data dashboards to display your findings. This course will teach you these in-demand skills through real-world projects and code challenges in a supportive community environment.
Program graduates will be prepared to pursue entry-level positions as data scientists and data analysts with the opportunity to earn $60,000 or more.
Throughout this course, you will learn how to create full-stack web applications that look great on the web and mobile, and support a seamless user experience from one platform to the next.
You will also work on real teams ideating, designing, and finally building a real-world product, in addition to several personal projects and your online portfolio. This class will give you the skills, tools, and real-world experience to enter the tech field and change your life.
Program graduates will be prepared to pursue entry-level positions as software developers and front-end engineers with the opportunity to earn $60,000 and more.
The Innovation Fellowship for Careers in Cyber Security and Networking will be offered in 2021, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of the Chief Technology Officer and Bronx Community College. The program is 500 hours and will prepare participants for post-secondary opportunities or entry-level jobs in IT, networking, and application security positions in the New York City technology ecosystem.
The technical content will be broken into three content areas and test prep to be evaluated by technical assessments and project presentations: Unix Windows System and Python Programming Fundamentals Network Security, Routing and Switching Fundamentals Malware Analysis, Digital Forensics, Information gathering.
By the end of the program, graduates would be able to transfer into Bronx Community College with 12 college credits, and they will be prepared to take the following 2 certifications aligned to the coursework.
Usability Testing is a useful tool that complements any number of technical and design skillsets, making those proficient in the discipline more hirable. It is a highly effective methodology for improving ease-of-use through iterative design.
In this program, students will learn the basics of User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX) as well as gain a better understanding of many design theories and practices actually used in the workforce today. This course builds upon foundations introduced in Hostos Community College’s DD106 Introduction to Usable Design by giving students the opportunity to establish professional protocols for developing, implementing, analyzing, and reporting usability tests.
Graduates receive a certicificate of Completion from Hostos Community College.
The Innovation Fellowship is a new and improved job training program that launched in September 2020. During technical instruction, fellows will be assigned coding problems to solve in pairs or individually. The career development portion of the program covers strategies, tactics, and examples regarding the essential professional skills needed to cultivate one’s career path in the tech industry. In addition, monthly check-ins are our way of ensuring fellows have adequate resources and support to graduate. Finally, as part of the fellowship, students will prepare for an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud project-based practitioner certificate.
In 2021, TKH will offer four Innovation Fellowship tracks, offering 12 months of project-based training, work-based learning and an a paid internship at the end of the program for eligible students. Student will be provided with supportive services:
NYC residents must meet the following criteria to be eligible for the 2020 Innovation Fellowship:
It is free! No cost to you, at all
No. The fellowship is aimed at serving New Yorkers from diverse backgrounds, with little-to-no technical experience or post-secondary education.
Applicants applying for the Innovation Fellowship must do all of the following:
Complete an online application on TKH’s website
Complete a logic assessment
Attend an info session at TKH
Complete pre-work assignments
Attend pre-training workshops
Complete an in-person interview with TKH staff
Attend the vestibule period
The vestibule period is the final part of the application process, which will be an online pre-training program that will help students gain fundamental skills and allow them to hit the ground running for the fellowship.
Vestibule takes place in July and is made up of 7 modules on topics ranging from HTML and CSS to programming fundamentals.
The fellowship will run for 12 months and will include 9 months of technical and career instruction followed by a 3-month paid internship.
Classes will be held Monday-Thursday from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM ET, and will include a daily warm-up activity, student presentations, a lecture, independent lab time and a 30 minute food break.
The 2020 Innovation Fellowship is currently planned for in-person participation. Due to COVID-19, we are creating plans to launch virtually if needed.
Accepted students must also be available to attend ALL program days.
Classes will take place at The Knowledge House’s headquarters located at 363 Rider Avenue in the South Bronx. TKH is a short distance from Harlem and within close proximity to the 2, 4, 5 and 6 train lines, the Bx19, Bx1 and Bx2 buses, and amazing restaurants like Charlie’s and Mott Haven Bar and Grill.
Classes will be taught by experienced tech professionals, seasoned alumni, and guest speakers.
Students will need a laptop (one will be provided if necessary) and wi-fi access to successfully follow the course path at home. Office and classroom space will be made available during office hours and on weekends to all students.
As a fellow you may receive:
Program graduates will also:
75% of graduates land their first technology role after TKH and 50% land a full-time role at over $60k within 12 months.
As a Fellow you will receive:
TKH’s Alumni Network is a dynamic, one-of-a-kind community focused on advancing the personal and professional growth of aspiring technologists. Being a part of the Alumni Network provides access to: