Technology Fellowship

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The Technology Fellowship, in partnership with Synchrony Skills Academy

October 2024 – September 2025

The Technology Fellowship is a fully-funded year-long job training program in Stamford, CT, that prepares participants for data science roles in for the competitive tech industry. 

The program is designed to support fellows in their development over the course of 12 months, though fellows in previous cohorts have successfully secured meaningful tech employment opportunities before completing the 12-month program. Participants are eligible to receive a monthly work-study stipend for maintaining satisfactory academic standing, attending industry engagements, providing peer mentorship, and more.

Work-study Stipends

Fellows are eligible to receive a monthly base stipend for maintaining satisfactory academic standing. Fellows receive an additional incentive stipend for completing out-of-class activities like attending check-ins and tech events and offering peer mentorship/tutoring.

Connections to industry professionals and tech events

Grow your network of tech professionals via mock interviews with corporate volunteers, attending hackathon events, and more. Volunteer tutors and mentors will be available to assist with homework and provide perspective on the industry.

Individual student success support

Our Student Success team will connect you to resources to help you overcome challenges that get in the way of your studies.

Career support services

Our Employment Specialists will help you put your best fooot forward as you apply for roles in the tech industry. During the final three months of thefellowship, TKH advises and supports fellows in securing certifications, paid internships, or full-time roles.

Learning Track

Data Science with Python

Fellows 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 Python and SQL.
Program graduates are prepared to pursue entry-level positions as data analysts and software engineers with an emphasis on data, with the opportunity to earn $80,000 or more.

Technology Fellow Candidate Profile

Successful candidates will be able to:

  • Commit to 16 hours per week for in-class instruction & 12-15 hours for non-classroom activities.
  • Be able to commute to Stamford, CT at least once a week for Thursday evening classes in addition to community and industry events.
  • Demonstrate intermediate computer literacy skills, such as downloading and installing software, basic programming or graphic design.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work independently and in groups to accomplish goals or tasks.
  • Demonstrate effective time management, self-advocacy, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Describe their motivation for participating and successfully completing the fellowship.

TKH encourages candidates with the following education and work experience to apply

  • Entry-level professionals,
  • Students with some or no college experience, or
  • Mid-career professionals interested in transitioning to a career in technology.
  • Candidates must meet location, income, and educational eligibility requirements.


The Application Process

We can’t wait for you to start your Fellowship journey! Apply today.



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Luis, 2020-21

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Ezequiel, 2022-23

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Frequently Asked Questions

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for the Technology Fellowship:


  • Be a resident of New York State or Connecticut

  • Be 18 of age or older

  • Make less than $55,000 a year

  • Possess basic computer literacy skills (typing, internet research, email, etc.)

  • Speak and understand (written and spoken) English.

  • Possess a high school diploma, GED, or High School Equivalency (HSE)

  • Authorized to work in the United States or current 

It’s free. No cost to you!

No. The fellowship is aimed at serving people from diverse backgrounds with little to no post-secondary education and limited, foundational technical experience.

  • Pre-Training is a prerequisite for the fellowship. 

  • Pre-Training aims to gauge your persistence and ability to engage in independent, self-paced learning of technical content. 

  • The course consists of self-guided modules that will build your baseline knowledge of the tech industry and specific skills and digital tools for the Data Science track.

  • Your acceptance into the course is dependent on completion and passing the Pre-Training course.

  • Classes are held remotely Monday through Wednesday from 5:30 - 9:30pm EST plus in-person at Synchrony Skills Academy on Thursdays 5:30-8:30pm. 

  • Classes typically include a mixture of demonstration, discussion, group exercises, and independent work time, as well as a short break. Additionally, fellows should expect to spend between 12-15 hours per week outside of class studying and working on assignments.

  • Mondays through Wednesdays, instruction will be provided virtually.

  • Thursdays classes will be offered at Synchrony Skills Academy in Stamford, CT.

  • Additionally, a range of office hours, tutoring, review sessions, industry engagements, and community building events will be offered in person throughout the program. 

Classes will be taught by experienced tech professionals with instructional experience, seasoned alumni, and guest speakers.

Fellows need access to wifi to successfully participate in coursework at home. Fellows will be provided with laptops for coursework for the duration of the program.

As a fellow you may receive the following:

  • A laptop and Wi-Fi support (on an as-needed basis) to use for the duration of the program.

  • Work-Study stipends

  • Support obtaining a paid internships and employment in your field

  • Have the opportunity to participate in free certification and advanced software skill prep courses and take certification exams with the fees waived, such as the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud Practitioner certification

  • Receive a letter of recommendation to assist in their job search

  • Receive a certificate of completion upon successfully graduating and completing the fellowship

Historically 75% of graduates land their first technology role after The Knowledge House while approximately 50% land a full-time role with an average salary of $80k within 12 months of completing the program.

As a Fellow you will receive the following:

  • Behavioral and technical interview preparation

  • Resume and cover letter assistance

  • Best practices on establishing a LinkedIn professional presence and a professional digital footprint

  • Networking and communications skills training

  • Tips and guidance on mastering the job search

Yes, you will need to provide one document from each category below prior to your interview:

  • Proof of Income:

    • 2022 Tax Returns.

    • Last 2 Pay Stubs.

    • Human Resources Administration* (HRA) letter. 

    • W2.

  • Proof of Residency:

    • State I.D.

    • U.S. Passport.

    • Two pieces of mail.

  • Proof of Education:

    • HS Diploma.

    • College/University Diploma.

    • College/University Transcript.

  • Proof to work in the U.S:

    • Passport.

    • Green Card (Permanent Resident Card).


  • Goal setting and course planning

  • Student advocacy and support

  • Referral to supportive services

  • Time and stress management coaching

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