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T-Mobile Full Stack Developer Career Launch

Explore your path! Seattle Public Schools, Seattle Colleges and T-Mobile are partnering together to offer an explorer prep program designed to help current juniors accelerate their career in full stack development.

Students will earn $20/hour, work side-by-side with technology experts, and earn a full stack web developer certificate. To learn more about the program and how to apply, join us for an online event!

Awareness Event

April 27, 6:30 p.m.

If you are interested in a career in software development or working for a globally recognized company like T-Mobile, Career and Technical Education (CTE) is holding an awareness event for high school juniors to learn how to apply to T-Mobile’s Explorer Prep Program on Wednesday, April 27 from 6:30 to 7 p.m.

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Phone Conference ID: 551 495 002#

What is a Full Stack Developer?

  • A Full Stack Developer is someone who works with the Back End — or server side — of the application as well as the Front End, or client side.
  • Ideal candidates can tackle projects that involve databases, building user-facing websites, or even work with clients during the planning phase of projects.

Why is this a good career option?

  • Fast track to an in-demand and high paying career
  • Advancement opportunity with a global company that fosters career growth and ways to “move up”
  • After 6 months of employment, you will have access to paid education benefits – opportunity to pursue a college degree paid for by the employer

Program Eligibility

  • Must be a current high school junior (grade 11) in the Seattle Public Schools
  • Must be 17 years of age or older by June 30th, 2022
  • Must be interested in entering the workforce upon completion of the 2-Year program
  • All T-Mobile employees must vaccinated for COVID-19

New Requirement Added this year: T-Mobile requires all employees in this position to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to starting work, unless precluded from doing so by applicable law. The CDC currently defines “fully vaccinated” as two weeks after the second dose for Pfizer and Moderna, and two weeks after the single dose of Johnson & Johnson. T-Mobile will require proof of vaccination prior to successful applicant’s first day of work, and will consider requests for exemption from this requirement during the offer phase (1) as a reasonable accommodation for medical reasons or sincerely held religious beliefs where the accommodation would not cause T-Mobile undue hardship or pose a direct threat to the health and safety of others, or (2) for other reasons under applicable law.

Program Overview

  • 10 Students in each Cohort, students are paired with a team manager and mentor
  • 2-Year Program with the following required steps:
  • Step 1: Complete your first career launch at T-Mobile during the summer between their junior and senior year of high school. 8 weeks.
  • Step 2: Complete one Running Start class per quarter during their senior year within the Full Stack Developer certificate program at North Seattle College.
  • Step 3: Complete a second paid internship at T-Mobile during the summer after graduating from high school.
  • Step 4: Complete remaining career launch classes for the Full Stack Developer certificate at North Seattle College during the year following high school graduation.
  • Step 5: Upon completion of the Full Stack Developer certificate program, receive an interview for a position with T-Mobile as an Associate Engineer.

*Running Start courses for this certificate can be taken at North Seattle College and Seattle Central College

*Priority application deadlines for both colleges are in May 2022 Fall 2022 classes begin the last week of September 2022.

College Supports for Students

Seattle Colleges will provide running start student advice, college navigator, cohort check ins and reminders, tutoring resources and financial aid/Seattle Promise Scholarship support.

Check out more about the running start courses here.

Application Timeline, Elements and Support

First review of applications will be on Friday April 29

Resume Directions

Upload resume as a PDF and include:

Your name and contact information (phone number and email address)

Your skills and strengths

Your work and/or volunteer experience

Relevant classes you have taken

Honors and awards you have received

Short Answer Questions

  • Tell us about a long-term goal you set for yourself and the steps you took, or are taking, to achieve it. Did the process for reaching your goal change along the way? What have you learned from this experience? (500 word limit)
  • Please explain why entering the workforce immediately after completing this two-year Career Launch program is important to you and how it meets your personal and career goals. (200 word limit)

Who Can Help with Your Application?

Seattle PS Career Connected Learning Coordinators (CCLC’s) can help with developing your resume and or your application. Seattle PS High School Counselors can help with Running Start questions and enrollment.

Direct Link to the Application

Must use your Seattle Public School’s email address to access the application in Microsoft Forms.