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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

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    Determine Your Program Eligibility

    This step helps us determine your eligibility to participate in a program!

    • You must be 18 years or older.
    • You have a high school diploma or GED, and do not currently have a post-graduate degree such as a Master’s degree.
    • You can provide proof of residency in the United States in the form of an official (U.S. local, state, or federal) issued government ID.
    • You have NOT already graduated from one of our programs (i.e., Junior Cloud Practitioner, Junior Full Stack, Digital Marketing Analyst, Junior Web Developer, IT Support Specialist). We would like to give others the opportunity to experience our tech programming.
    • You are motivated and excited to look for a new career, 3 months after you successfully completed our program.
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    Tell Us About Yourself

    We will ask questions to better understand you, your interests, and how we can support you.

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    Our assessments, specifically the Digital Literacy Assessment, gauge the skills and logic required by some of our programs to ensure you are prepared and positioned to succeed from Day 1 of the bootcamp.

    View Sample Questions
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    Getting to Know You

    You’ll be redirected to a third-party platform, HireVue, to complete a video interview. This stage helps us get a better sense of who you are, why you are interested in Generation, and what you think it will take to be successful.

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    Your Learner Data Form

    You must complete this step in order to be enrolled in our program. This helps us direct you toward the support you’ll need most to be successful and does NOT affect your ability to join a program.

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    Admissions Review

    Our admissions team will review your application materials, including verifying your residency in the United States, within 7 business days. If necessary, our admissions team will set up additional time to talk to you about your application.

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    Select Your Cohort

    Once you complete the learner data form, you will be able to save your seat in one of our upcoming cohorts! Please know that we may reach out to you if we need additional information based on your pick.

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

Manager, Enrollment 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

Applications to a cohort will close on the Wednesday, 2 weeks before the start of the program. Application closing dates are available on each of our program pages.

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 Admissions & Enrollment 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. 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.

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.

Our Admissions and Enrollment team is 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.

Yes. You will need to show proof of residency and authorization to work in the U.S. in the form of an official (U.S. local, state, or federal) issued government ID. At this time, we are unable to accept applicants who will require future visa sponsorship from an employer in the U.S.