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When you apply to Generation, you join a community of fellow learners, educators and advisors who are there to cheer you on from the application process through graduation and beyond.

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Our team wants to know you – your goals, ambitions and interests – and help you find the right path forward. You'll get the opportunity to tell us all about who you are and what you're passionate about.

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We prepare, place, and support people into life-changing careers that would otherwise be inaccessible. Our application is built to be user friendly and stress free so we can help support you on your next venture!

Our Work as a Non Profit Organization

Generation USA is a proud 501(c)(3) non profit organization. Because our work centers people – not profit – our workflows change frequently to meet the shifting needs of the communities we serve. Our small-but-mighty team fields innumerable questions, worries and inquiries every day to place over hundreds of learners in cohorts each week.

It’s our honor to do this work. All we ask is that you be patient with us as we build systems from the ground up, and work to scale our programming to reach the potential of the communities we serve. For more information about how to engage with our team, please visit our Code of Conduct below.

We thank you for treating our team with respect and grace. And thank you for taking a chance with Generation. We can’t wait to embark on this journey with you!

NETworkIT: Generation graduates and staff

High Retention 71%

Generation USA graduates remain in the same job one year after placement

Job Placement 68%

Generation USA graduates are employed within 90 days of graduation

Graduation Rate 78%

Dedicated staff members work with students to ensure they reach graduation

High Admissions Rate >90%

Applicants are accepted into Generation USA!

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Generation: How We Work

Generation USA seeks to disrupt the education to employment pipeline through career training and placement programs. Our work supports individuals as they enter or transition into thriving careers, regardless of prior experience.

Applying to a Generation USA Program

  1. 1

    Determine Your Program Eligibility

    This step helps us determine your eligibility to participate in a program and assign you to a dedicated Enrollment Coach! All Generation Learners must:

    • Live in the U.S.A.
    • Have earned a high school diploma or GED
    • Be 18 years or older
    • Be available for the mandatory class dates and times
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    Tell Us About Yourself

    We'll ask you some simple questions to better understand who you are, your interests and how we can best support you.

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    Assessments *

    * This step is only applicable for certain programs. Our assessments will gauge the skills and logic required by some of our programs to ensure you are positioned to succeed from Day 1!

    View Sample Questions
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    Getting to Know You

    Once we determine your eligibility, we'll redirect you to a third-party platform, HireVue, to complete a video interview. This stage helps us get an even better sense of who you are and why you are interested in joining Generation.

  2. 5

    Admissions Team Review

    Your dedicated Enrollment Coach will review your application materials within 5 business days to help make an admissions decision and set up additional time to dig deeper, if necessary.

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    Your Cohort Selection

    Once admitted to Generation USA, you will be able to save your seat in one of our upcoming programs. You can view a list of active programs below and will be prompted to select a first and second choice for your enrollment decision.

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    Complete this last step...

    Almost there! To finalize your enrollment and reserve your spot in your chosen cohort, you must complete our learner data form. This step helps us direct you toward the support you’ll need most to be successful and does NOT affect your admissions decision.

Upcoming Generation USA Program Cohorts

Cohorts fill fast, and they are offered on a first come, first serve basis.

This list may not be inclusive of all Generation program offerings. If you do not see a program or start date that works for you and your schedule, you may also choose to join our waitlist after you have been accepted to Generation USA.

Cohort start dates are updated on a monthly basis. Make sure to check back regularly for new listings!

Program TypeTime CommitmentScheduleUpcoming Start Date
by Time Zone
Administrative Medical Assistant06 weeks
Assembly Specialist03 weeks
Cybersecurity Analyst16 weeks
Digital Executive Assistant04 weeks
Digital Marketing Analyst10 weeks
EST September 14, 2022 (New York applicants only)
CST October 5, 2022 (St. Louis applicants only)
IT Support Specialist Flex23 weeks
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
IT Support Specialist12 weeks
CST September 14, 2022
CST September 14, 2022
EST September 21, 2022 (New York applicants priority)
CST October 5, 2022
Junior Cloud Practitioner Flex18 weeks
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday9AM-12PM PST September 14, 2022
Junior Cloud Practitioner10 weeks
EST October 5, 2022
Junior Full Stack Java Developer16 weeks
Junior Web Developer Flex21 weeks
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday12PM-3PM EST October 12, 2022
Junior Web Developer11 weeks
PST September 21, 2022 (Seattle applicants priority)
CST November 16, 2022

What Our Learners have to say...

It’s a really great and remarkable experience throughout the application process. Each and every candidate will get an opportunity to share about the challenges they have faced during their work tenure or during a part of their life. Generation is a chance to break through to lead life with success.

Shrikant Shah

Junior Web Developer

I am extremely grateful for this opportunity. The application process has been very clear and organized from beginning to end. I can sense that the culture at Generation USA is one that is built on inclusivity, growth and encouragement.

DeVontre Barlow

Junior Cloud Practitioner

I enjoyed doing the video interviews. It gave me the opportunity to focus on the important things I wanted to address. The process was also fast, and there was not a lot of waiting and wondering if I was in or not. This was the most professional process I have done!

Eliza Brooks

Digital Marketing Analyst

Prospective Learner Code of Conduct

Be Professional, Compassionate and Adaptive

As part of your participation in a Generation USA program (including requesting more information, inquiries and application process), you promise to:

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Act professionally and respectfully toward everyone you may encounter while part of the process; behaviors or language deemed as unprofessional and in violation of stated harassment policies can result in immediate rejection from further consideration for a Generation USA program.

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Dress appropriately for the video interview- as a general guideline, wear clothing that you would wear to in-person events.

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Ask for help when needed.

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Work hard to display and maintain a positive attitude, even when the work becomes challenging.

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Challenge yourself to think about how your actions fit into your individual long-term goals.

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Be flexible and willing to try new things.

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Provide and be open to receiving positive and constructive feedback.

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Be open to opportunities to give back to Generation by mentoring other Generation participants after I graduate, volunteering at Generation events, or helping in some other way.

Safe and Professional Behavior

Any learner exhibiting behavior or language that is deemed by Generation USA staff as unprofessional or unsafe may be subject to immediate rejection from consideration for a program, and if so, will not be allowed to re-apply to any future Generation programs. Behaviors and language that are unacceptable and may be reason for rejection include but are not limited to:

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Verbally threatening any other person in any way (via Zoom, Text, or Email). Repeated argumentative behavior towards staff.

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Disrespecting any staff member.

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Repeatedly arriving late or missing required scheduled sessions.

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Repeatedly failing to complete assigned work.

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Disorderly conduct. This is generally defined as any action by the prospective learner that impairs, interferes, disrupts and distracts from the applicant or learning process.

Prohibited unlawful harassment based upon sex (gender or pregnancy), or other protected characteristics (age, race, national origin, etc.) includes – but is not limited to – the following behavior:

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Verbal conduct such as epithets, derogatory jokes or comments, slurs or unwanted sexual advances, invitations or comments;

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Visual conduct such as derogatory and/or sexually oriented posters, photography, cartoons, drawings or gestures;

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Physical conduct such as assault, unwanted touching, blocking normal movement or interfering with work because of sex, race or any other protected basis;

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Threats and demands to submit to sexual requests as a condition of continued employment, or to avoid some other loss, and offers of employment benefits in return for sexual favors; and

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Retaliation for having reported or threatened to report harassment.

Our Enrollment & Admissions Team

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Natalie Dieudonne

Enrollment Coach States: A-D (including Washington, DC)
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Kwanza Yates

Enrollment Coach States: Jacksonville, FL Only
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Omosede Eholor

Manager, Regional Admissions States: L-M
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Donna Toney

Manager, Regional Admissions States: U-W

Frequently Asked Questions

What obstacles might you face?

As we work to rapidly scale our program offerings to meet the growing needs of the communities we serve, there may be instances where cohorts fill rapidly, cohort dates shift and/or you may be added to the Generation USA waitlist to attend our programs.

We have applicant resources in place like our Enrollment Coach Team where you can ask questions and receive the support you need to be successful and navigate the application, admission and enrollment process.

You may also encounter challenges throughout your Generation journey, as a learner and Generation alum. Please refer to our Student Hub for resources to learn more about Generation, career planning as well as regional and government support networks like SNAP, local housing authorities and how to access affordable childcare.

You will be notified via email if your desired cohort is full. You may choose another one or wait until new dates and programs are added.

You will be notified via email if there are any date changes to a cohort you are accepted into. In some instances, we hold weekly sessions to help prepare you for program success as you wait for your postponed cohort to begin. If applicable, that information will also be emailed to you.

You may also be given the opportunity to join another cohort, or you can proactively select another one from the list of available offerings via the cohort selection webform.

Yes! If you do not see any programs or dates that work for you, you may choose to join our waitlist. When we add new offerings, you will be notified via email.

You may contact our admissions team with general questions at admissionsusa@generation.org.

If you have already started the application, you will have a dedicated Enrollment Coach available to answer questions you may have and assist you through the process.

Enrollment coaches are here to support you through the application process and help you prepare for success in one of our programs. They use the information you give in your application to help determine the best program and schedule for you and provide personalized advice.

Click here to learn more about our Enrollment Coaches.