WeWork and Flatiron School are pledging more than £1 million in scholarships to groups underrepresented in technology jobs.
Along with opening the London campus, WeWork and Flatiron School are pledging more than £1 million in scholarships to groups underrepresented in technology jobs — including women and people from nontraditional backgrounds — over the next year. To achieve this, Flatiron School will partner with a number of organizations, including AllBright, Code Bar, and Women Who Code.
The announcement of the London campus comes about a month after Flatiron School celebrated the opening of its first campus inside a WeWork location. The courses at WeWork White House in Washington, DC begin in April.
Also announced last month was the debut of Access Labs, a new initiative powered by WeWork and Flatiron School. It’s a 15-week software engineering program that aims to increase access to great jobs in tech fields for lower-income New Yorkers. Students won’t begin paying tuition until after they graduate and find employment.
With partnerships with 2U (an online education platform that streamlines access to graduate-level courses at top universities) and SoFi (which helps people save money by refinancing their student loans), WeWork is committed to make learning a lifelong process.