In 2013, Eric Ward and Eric Wise came together to create The Software Craftsmanship Guild in Akron, Ohio. The Software Craftsmanship Guild was modeled after medieval guilds, where skilled masters passed on their training to apprentices in a rigorous, hands-on process that produced more master craftsmen.
Academic program management company The Learning House, Inc. acquired The Software Craftsmanship Guild in 2015 and brought Rachel McGalliard on to manage operations, allowing us to expand our reach and provide services to people in other parts of the country, like Louisville, Kentucky, and Minneapolis, Minnesota. Now, we are pleased to offer multiple languages in multiple locations and a part-time online program.
At The Software Guild, we use time-honored training methods to help apprentices become masters of software development.
What Sets Us Apart?
Learning Science.We use proven, verifiable methods to teach skills so that students understand and retain them.
Admissions Process.Our aptitude test and required prework for beginner-level bootcamps ensure that anyone who enters The Software Guild has the preparation they need to succeed.
Highly Qualified Instructors.Our instructors have an average of 10+ years of industry experience.
Career-Focused.Our goal is to help students get jobs as junior developers, and we accomplish that through career prep, interview coaching and resume training.
Employer Network.Our network of more than 450 employers is available to every Software Guild student.
Apprentice to Master.We embrace the traditional master/apprentice model to teach practical, relevant skills that apply outside the classroom.
Guild for Life.Once you’ve been through The Software Guild, you have access to your fellow alumni and the employer network for the rest of your life, and you can come back to learn more at a reduced rate.
Our CultureAt The Software Guild, we focus hard on learning and career development. The curriculum is rigorous and demanding, but it ensures that you understand the wide range of concepts you’re learning thoroughly. Projects are never purely academic; the capstone project helps you build a portfolio that you can show to prospective employers. But it’s not all work; we host regular game nights, and apprentices form close bonds that lead them to participate in social activities outside the classroom. Every Guildie is a Guildie for life.
We’re invested in the success of our apprentices at The Software Guild. We provide career prep and access to our employer network to help ensure success, and we make sure that every skill we teach is practical and relevant to the modern workforce.Learn More About Career Support