1657 west broad street, suite 206

richmond, va 23220

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frequently asked questions

black, hispanic, and latinx people are historically underrepresented in technology companies.

 

our mission is to democratize access to tech skills, and we believe that should start with tech's most marginalized communities.

 

if you believe we’re omitting a group of persons — or that we should be doing anything differently — please let us know at hello@lanteralabs.com

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we don’t: we don’t like how traditional bootcamps market themselves as guaranteed to posit students in a position or company that they might not be ready for.

 

that being said, we work with leading corporations to create job funnels for those who master the courses and feel ready to start new job in a technical field or level up in their current workplace.

 

we do provide: networking events, a portfolio at the end of the course completion, 1:1 career counseling, and a community of individuals who are interested in your success.

 

we also know that applying to and interviewing for a job is as much as a skill as anything else, so we'll equip you with interview know-how, resume help, etc.

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right now, we use the same standards as the federal government's poverty guidelines to identify people as low income. we understand these numbers are very low & don't account for all situations.

 

we're hopeful that we can be part of the cultural force that reshapes the estimations around poverty, so that the numbers reflect the actual cost of living in the united states. 

we offer a full refund up to 1 week after a class' start date — we want to make sure that the class is a right fit for you.

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learning a new skill — especially a technical skill — will take some time. for every in-class hour, you can expect at least a half hour of self-guided homework.

 

different people operate at different learning speeds, so don’t think of that as an exact ratio. the amount of outside work you will have depends on your speed in absorbing new information, retaining information, and tying it together on a more theoretical level.

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cost: our courses are much more affordable than a traditional bootcamp, which cost upwards of $10,000.

time commitment: our courses — while immersive and intensive — only meet two days a week, so you don’t have to put your life on hold.

material: our instructors design their own curriculum; they own their course material, not the institution (aka us!). we also place an emphasis on practical skill sets sought out by employers.

we offer 6 or 12-month payment schedules at 0% APR. anybody can qualify! (there's no catch, we promise.)

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more importantly, though, you’ll be working on projects to use in your portfolio. at the end of the course, we’ll have a demo day where you’ll showcase your portfolio to industry leaders.

we believe in integrating standard workplace software into our course structure, so you’ll be set up with a basecamp account in order to interact with your fellow students and your teacher outside of class time!

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missing a class is fine, just make sure that you touch base with your instructor to catch up on the material you missed. also, make sure you have buddies in your class to share notes and the lesson plan with you!

our classroom was designed with inclusivity and accessibility in mind. it's modern and inviting, and decidedly warm. if there's anything more we could be doing, please let us know at hello@lanteralabs.com

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yes, our classroom is on the first floor of the building and is wheelchair accessible.

unfortunately, no. parking in the fan and on broad street can be a little hard to find, so we highly encourage you give yourself an extra 10-15 minutes to find a spot if you're driving!

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yes!

 

our classroom is located at 1657 west broad street, and is accessible by the pulse. you can get off at the allison street stop and walk 7 minutes down broad street to our building.

 

alternatively, you can take the 19, which runs every 30 minutes, and connect to the pulse at willow lawn, which will take you to the allison x broad Street location as well.