The mission of Learners Guild is to provide the opportunity for anyone who has the will and capacity to become a professional software developer to be able to do so.
- Today, millions of Americans are unemployed or severely underemployed. At the same time, there are hundreds of thousands of unfilled software engineering jobs, and that number grows every year.
- The higher education system is failing to address this economic challenge, with rising tuition, poor results, and mounting student debt.
- The technology industry has a diversity problem: women are largely underrepresented, and blacks and latinos are almost invisible. As a result the future is being built by people who represent a fraction of it.
We fulfill our purpose by building a learning community of beginner software developers that is self-organizing, highly scaleable and accessible. Our aim is to support everyone who has the will and capacity to obtain valued employment to do so.
We build systems that support a thriving learning culture: inclusive, safe, and effective. We invest financial, curricular, and mentoring support in our learning communities. We believe learning is a collective and personal transformation: we provide social and emotional intelligence curricula to facilitate the journey.
We believe learning should be profitable for everyone: we are for purpose and for profit. We do not sacrifice one for the other. Our financial success is aligned with our learners. We only profit when they do and aim to create significantly more value than we require to operate our business.
With our learners, we take full responsibility for every member learning the craft and gaining meaningful employment.