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bootcamp

Our 12 month technology bootcamp is an entirely free, full-time experience designed to help unemployed young adults enter the tech world. Accepted students will be provided with all of the resources & support they need to successfully launch their technology careers.

– Rosewiter Mvundura, Lead Designer, YouPro Contactshapes uncommon
Becoming a student at Uncommon has been an extraordinary experience. It’s been a privilege to watch myself grow from novice to world-class designer.

– Rosewiter Mvundura, Lead Designer, YouPro Contact

curriculum overview

Our curriculum is designed to help young adults with limited to no technology experience get to the point of employability. The first half of the year is dedicated to exposing students to various technology fields & careers, and the second half is about rolling up the sleeves, going deeper into their topic of specialization, and building their professional portfolios.

crash course

During the crash course period, students will:

  • Learn how to teach our youth coding curriculum
  • Take introductory courses in Design, Coding and Digital Marketing
  • Learn the soft skills that will set them apart from their peers

specialization

During specialization, students will be matched with a Mentor and go through a hands-on, practical learning experience focused on:

  • Building real projects to add to their professional portfolios
  • Learning how to communicate their experiences and skills in a professional setting
  • Learning how to develop their professional persona to secure employment
Uncommon Bootcamp Design

ui/ux design

In today's digital age, user interface (UI) and user experience (UX) design have become integral components of creating successful and engaging digital products. This course is designed to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of UI/UX principles, methodologies, and best practices.

Whether you're a beginner looking to start a career in design or a seasoned professional aiming to enhance your skills, this course offers a structured learning experience to help you succeed in the dynamic field of UI/UX design.

curriculum overview

The UI/UX Design Crash Course is focused on introducing students to the world of digital design. The crash course focuses on the following three modules:

In the Foundations of UI/UX Design, students will gain essential knowledge and skills to understand the principles and significance of UI/UX design in product development.
Students will gain proficiency in industry-standard design tools such as Adobe XD, Figma, Sketch, or similar platforms, learning their interface, functionalities, and capabilities.
Students will learn how to effectively translate design concepts into tangible digital products.
Uncommon Product Development

product development

This program equips participants with the skills needed to excel as front-end developers, focusing on creating visually appealing and interactive user interfaces. Covering fundamental concepts, languages, and tools like HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, participants gain hands-on experience in crafting engaging web experiences.

Topics include responsive design, client-side scripting, Git version control, and popular frameworks like Bootstrap and React. Whether starting a career or enhancing skills, this course provides a solid foundation in front-end development.

curriculum overview

The Product Development Crash Course is focused on introducing students to the basics of software development. The crash course focuses on the following modules:

This module provides one with an introduction to the fundamental concepts of computers and computer architecture. One will gain a foundational understanding of how computers work.
This module provides one with an introduction to the fundamental concepts of operating systems. One will gain an understanding of the role and functions of an operating system in managing computer hardware and software resources.
This module introduces one to the fundamental concepts of computer networking. One will gain an understanding of how data is transmitted and communicated between devices in a networked environment.
This module provides one with an introduction to the fundamental concepts of computer security. One will gain an understanding of the principles & practices used to protect computer systems, networks, and data from security breaches.
This module provides one with an introduction to the core technologies used in web development: HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Students will gain hands-on experience in creating and styling web pages, as well as adding dynamic behavior and interactivity to web applications.
This module provides one with an introduction to version control systems, focusing on Git as the primary tool, and GitHub as a popular platform for collaboration and code sharing. One will gain hands-on experience in using Git for tracking changes & managing revisions on projects with GitHub.
This module introduces one to two popular front-end frameworks for building responsive and visually appealing web interfaces: Bootstrap and Tailwind CSS. One will learn how to leverage these frameworks to streamline the development process and create modern web designs efficiently.
This module introduces one to jQuery, a fast, small, and feature-rich JavaScript library. One will learn how to use jQuery to simplify and enhance client-side scripting tasks in web development.
Uncommon Digital Marketing

digital marketing

In today's digital landscape, the ability to effectively leverage digital channels is essential for businesses and marketers to reach and engage their target audience. This comprehensive course is designed to provide one with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the dynamic field of digital marketing.

Whether one is a marketing professional looking to enhance their skills or an aspiring marketer aiming to kickstart their career, this course offers a structured learning experience to help one thrive in the digital marketing realm.

curriculum overview

The Digital Marketing Crash Course is focused on introducing students to the ever expanding world of Digital Marketing. The crash course focuses on the following modules:

This module introduces students to the core concepts and principles of digital marketing, providing a solid foundation for understanding the digital landscape and its key components.
This module delves into the essential principles and practices of social media marketing, providing students with a solid understanding of how to leverage social media platforms for business growth.
This module provides an in-depth exploration of email marketing strategies and best practices, equipping students with the knowledge and skills needed to create and execute effective email campaigns.
This module provides a comprehensive understanding of search engine optimization (SEO) principles and practices, equipping students with the knowledge and skills needed to improve website visibility and rankings on search engine results pages (SERPs).
This module provides a comprehensive understanding of Google Ads (formerly known as Google AdWords) and its role in digital advertising campaigns. Students will learn how to create, manage, and optimize Google Ads campaigns to drive targeted traffic, leads, and conversions.
This module explores the growing role of artificial intelligence (AI) in revolutionizing various aspects of digital marketing, from enhancing customer experiences to optimizing campaign performance. One will learn how AI tech is reshaping digital marketing strategies and driving innovation across different channels.
Uncommon Career Development

career development

The Career Development Course is designed to equip students with the essential skills andknowledge needed to thrive in their careers. The comprehensive curriculum covers grooming and etiquette, communication skills, guest speaking events, interview coaching, and various aspects of professional development.

The course aims to prepare students for the transition from the Bootcamp to the professional world by fostering a holistic understanding of personal and career growth.

curriculum overview

Throughout the year, students will be learning key professional development skills to prepare them for the technology workforce, focused on the following modules.

Explore the power of professional development and set clear personal & professional goals. Master time management & planning to ace your journey. Get ready for an engaging & interactive learning experience. Let's grow together!
Dress, Act, Speak, & Click like a Champion. Master pro attire, workplace etiquette, business communication, and online branding to make a lasting impact.
Sharpen your verbal & written skills for emails, reports, and presentations. Hone your active listening & feedback skills. Conquer public speaking & presentations with confidence. Become a communication powerhouse!
Tap into industry insights. Learn from expert speakers and build your network with strategic approaches and networking etiquette. Cultivate lasting professional relationships and leverage social media to skyrocket your career.
Unlock the power of emotional intelligence for conflict resolution, positive teamwork, and effective leadership. Build a flourishing work culture where everyone thrives. Level up your impact!
Craft a stand-out resume & cover letter that showcases your achievements & skills. Optimize your online presence & LinkedIn profile. Become a job-magnet!

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