Apply for a Game-Changing Career with WIN
Carolina Fintech Hub is teaming up with community and national leaders to create new pathways for untapped talent to find great work in technology for the region’s financial services and insurance companies.
The Workforce Investment Network (WIN) will offer paid professional development and a job on day one in the Carolinas. Upon successful completion of the intensive 6 month program, the participant will continue their full time employment at a participating institution (listed below).
Community Partners include:
- BLKTECH INTERACTIVE
- Charlotte Works
- Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools
- City of Charlotte
- Tech Talent South
What makes a good candidate for WIN?
- Motivated person who may not have a traditional route to explore technology opportunities today
- Strong interest in jobs within the technology industry
- High aptitude for learning and soft skill development
- Ready, willing, and able to do what it takes to be successful in a game-changing career
What is the application process?
Applicants who believe they have what it takes to be successful in WIN start by filling out the basic application below. We will begin reaching out to applicants later this fall to receive an online assessment to take. Classes are scheduled to begin in Jan of 2020.
If they pass the initial assessment, selected applicants will be screened for minimum requirements and have an in-person interview.
At this point, if an applicant is accepted into the WIN program they will begin their new career and start getting paid.
What will I learn?
Gain experience both in and out of the classroom. Over 700 hours of classroom instruction plus part-time office exposure, all while getting paid!
- 24-week Java training program (curriculum by Tech Talent South)
- Soft-skills training through Charlotte Works
- On-the-job training
Participating Institutions (so far!)
- Bank of America
- Wells Fargo
- More to come!
What does a job look like?
Jobs will vary depending on the institution; however, you can expect to be part of the technology side of the house. Jobs will range from junior developers, QA testers, prototypers, and technical operations staff.
How much does this program cost?
Nothing! Matter of fact, we are paying you! (~$30-35k pro-rated annualized salary)
Am I guaranteed a job at the end of the program?
Yes! Graduation is contingent upon passing all ongoing assessment, however if you make it to the end of the program, you will transition into a full-time role at one of our partner institutions.
What resources are available to students?
For students accepted into the program, Carolina Fintech Hub will work with our community partners to provide laptops and technology tools, along with additional wrap-around services. For example, if a student is having a hard time commuting to the Uptown location, we will work with them to provide public transportation. Similar resources are available and we encourage all students to communicate possible resource limitations during the time of their interview (this will NOT impact the applicants’ admission decision).
Where is the program located?
Packard Place (222 S Church St.) in Uptown Charlotte, NC.
How long is the program?
The program will begin with 12 weeks of classroom instruction (Mon-Fri) followed by 12 weeks of classroom instruction and apprentice-style on-the-job training for a total of 24 weeks.
When is training?
Training will take place Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm.
This sounds too good to be true… Who is the Carolina Fintech Hub and why are they doing this?
Carolina Fintech Hub is a nonprofit partnership of leading financial services firms, fintech companies, universities and government working to fuel the future growth and success of emerging financial technologies. By fostering a culture of collaboration and innovation, we ensure fintech in all verticals have access to the talent, capital, financial industry expertise and strategic alliances they need to succeed.
Our partners see the WIN program as a bold and audacious pathway to unlock untapped talent in the community. Through this initiative, sponsor companies will receive and onboard qualified talent while also making an impact on the community they serve, a true win-win scenario.