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Zip Code Wilmington is your trusted
source for entry-level tech talent.


We build long-lasting and mutually beneficial relationships between our community, our students, and our corporate partners to strengthen businesses and transform lives. We begin with the end in mind! Designed in collaboration with our corporate partners, our training is laser-focused on employer requested skills, so that our graduates can hit the ground running. Learn more by reviewing our Partner FAQs.

How Our Partnerships Work

Our financial model is unique! We are a self-sustaining non-profit which means our operating costs are covered by the revenue we earn from training our students. As a result, the success of our students and our corporate partners is our bread and butter. We are designed to ensure our community succeeds!

The total cost of our training is $16,500 per person. The student pays up to $6,000 upfront and our corporate partner pays the remaining tuition balance of up to $9,000 upon hiring our student. Graduates do not owe the remainder of their tuition unless and until they land a job using the skills for which they received training.

The Zip Code Wilmington training program is purpose driven and incentivized in all the right ways. Our goal is to only accept as many students as we can place. We provide industry-approved, cutting-edge training and place our graduates with employers who need a steady supply of high-quality tech talent.

Ways to Engage with Us

We introduce companies to our highly-trained, highly-qualified and diverse graduates–helping our corporate partners to remain competitive within the technology sector. We have different engagement levels so you will be sure to find something that matches your needs and capacity.

For more information on our engagement levels and how to hire a Zipcoder, please visit our partner FAQs page or reach out to our Director of Corporate Partnerships.

How We Select Candidates to Zip Code Wilmington

Zip Code Wilmington is the first non-profit coding academy in Delaware, founded in 2015 to build a diverse and job-ready tech talent pipeline for the area.

Producing diverse entry-level Object-oriented developers (Java) and Data Engineers (Python, SQL) via an immersive 12-week curriculum, Zip Code Wilmington has successfully trained hundreds of people and transformed the lives of their graduates.

Customized Training Options

Zip Code Wilmington has a track record of providing bespoke technology training at all levels for corporate clients seeking to invest in upskilling their workforce. As a bootcamp, we are very nimble and responsive to market needs. For example, we provide the following customized training opportunities for our current clients:

  • Train existing non-tech talent or new hires for technical roles within the company through enrollment in our existing cohorts.
  • Customize and deliver, remote or in-person, customized training for internal groups based upon a mutually designed curriculum that fits the corporate partner’s needs.

For more information on these options, please contact our Director of Corporate Partnerships!

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What were our students doing before Zip Code Wilmington?

Zip Code Wilmington graduates come from all walks of life and bring not only diversity based upon age, gender, race, but also diversity of thought, background, socio-economic background and overall experience. This broad range of diversity is invaluable to our partners and their success.

  • Trash Collector
  • Delivery Driver
  • Waiter
  • Dietary Aide
  • Unemployed
  • Casino Dealer
  • Nanny
  • Parking Assistant
  • Tech Analyst
  • US Army
  • Sales Rep/Customer Support
  • Investment Accountant
  • Homemaker
  • Personal Trainer
  • Truck Driver
  • Hospital Admin
  • Book Editor
  • Line Cook
  • QA Specialist
  • Sports Coach
  • Litigation Support
  • Postal Clerk
  • Adjunct Math Professor
  • Substitute Teacher


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