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What is TalentPath?

Connecting you with education, apprenticeship, and employment in tech. Do you love to problem solve? Are you a critical thinker? Do you have a passion for music, creative writing, or linguistics? A career in tech is for you! No previous experience or knowledge of coding is required.

TalentPath is a partnership between The Boys and Girls Club of Boston and Treehouse. Selected recipients will be awarded an education scholarship sponsored by Toast. This scholarship covers the education costs for the Treehouse Techdegree certification program which teaches students the concepts and skills needed to become a software developer. Those who successfully complete their Techdegree will then start a 3-month paid apprenticeship with Toast offering:

  • meaningful work
  • work-life balance
  • solid benefits
  • a living wage
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Community Partner

We partner with community organizations like Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston, Dress For Success and local workforce development boards to ensure everyone in your community has the opportunity to realize their full potential.

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Employer Partner

Toast is a restaurant point of sale and management system that helps restaurants improve operations, increase sales and create a better guest experience.

What to Expect

TalentPath is a program specifically designed to get beginners with no previous experience trained as an entry-level software developer.

The program is rigorous and requires a time commitment of 4 hours per day for approximately 7-8 months.

You will learn how to code using Treehouse’s online Techdegree and you will receive coaching and mentoring from Treehouse Student Success Specialists committed to helping you succeed.

Once you complete the learning phase of the program you will move into a paid apprenticeship at Toast for 3 months.

Key Date Summary


October 1 - November 22, 2019

  • Fill out an interest form
  • Complete your coursework via Treehouse
  • Submit a scholarship application


February 3, 2020

  • Selected students will attend orientation onsite in Boston , MA at 9am Eastern on February 3, 2020

Techdegree Launch

February 3, 2020

  • Accelerated training begins
  • Weekly check-ins with your cohort and the TalentPath team begin

Apprenticeship Start

August 1, 2020

  • Apprenticeship with Toast begins
  • Weekly check-ins with your mentor begin


November 1, 2020

  • Those who complete all stages successfully will have the chance to be offered full-time employment with Toast



We’re looking for people who are interested in a potential career in tech. To qualify you must:

  • live near Boston , MA
  • be over the age of 18
  • be able to work in the United States
  • have a high school diploma or equivalent to be able to navigate the learning material

And that’s it! No previous experience or knowledge of coding is required. We will teach you everything you need to know through Treehouse’s Techdegree program.

Selection Process

October 1 - November 22, 2019

Once you complete the interest form, here’s what you will need to do by November 22, 2019:

  • Complete the Trial Track through Treehouse (we’ll email an invitation!)
  • Submit a Scholarship Application upon completion of the track and project (we’ll email you a link!)

Once you’ve successfully completed the above steps, Treehouse will work with The Boys and Girls Club of Boston to select students for the Treehouse Techdegree, our accelerated online learning program. To qualify, participants may need to pass Background Check and Drug Testing requirements.

The Boys and Girls Club of Boston will contact those selected for the scholarship. All selected students will be required to attend orientation on February 3, 2020 at 9am Eastern .

Full-Time Student

7-8 Months

Throughout your 7-8 month long accelerated learning program, expect to report your progress daily and attend weekly check-ins with your fellow students and the TalentPath team. We will offer you support and guidance to help you stay on track with this intense training program. This is a full-time commitment on your part, taking a dedicated 4 hours or more of focused work each day.

Paid Apprenticeship

3-6 Months

You will enter a 3-6 month paid full-time apprenticeship program with Toast upon successfully completing your Treehouse Techdegree. This is your time to apply all that you have learned to real-world applications. You will see firsthand what it is like to work as a developer at a tech company. The TalentPath team will still be there to guide you along and we’ll work with the employer to ensure you’re receiving all the support you need.

This is a full-time commitment on your part. Together you will build your skills while your mentors guide you through context learning specific to Toast . Devoting time to exercises, projects and discussions furthers understanding through active learning.

Full-Time Entry-Level Position

November 1, 2020

Once you have successfully completed your training and apprenticeship, Toast will extend offers of employment to selected students.

Employment offer details:

  • start at a minimum of $50,000/year
  • health insurance
  • paid time off
  • work-life balance

“TalentPath offers a supportive community to help us achieve”

When I heard about Talentpath I thought it was too good to be true. I was struggling to figure out what I wanted to do for my career and Talentpath offered an opportunity for me to learn about something that I’ve been interested in but never thought I would be able to pursue. Talentpath offers a supportive community, a generous scholarship and real-life experience for people from underrepresented communities. I can go on and on in regards to how great of an opportunity this is and encourage anyone who is interested to apply.

Geena F, Vacasa Inc.

TalentPath Graduate

I knew for quite a while that I wanted a new direction in my life. Talentpath helped point me in that direction and gave me the possibility of a promising future that I didn't have before.

Amber S, Acquia Inc.

TalentPath Graduate

TalentPath is important to me for it has helped guide me on my path to becoming a software developer and choosing a path in the tech industry with tons of resources to pull from such as fellow inspiring devs, senior devs, and their recommended videos or articles on programming topics.

Raul A, MindBody Inc.

TalentPath Graduate

Ready to start your career in tech?

If you’re interested in applying for TalentPath, please fill out our interest form, and we will be in contact. If you have questions about enrolling, please contact Reggie Williams at tap@teamtreehouse.com.

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