Change is an inherent part of progress, and today, we stand at the precipice of a new era as we proudly announce the arrival of our new Chief Executive Officer. With a shared sense of anticipation and excitement, we wholeheartedly welcome Daniele Grassi, an inspiring trailblazer with an exceptional track record and a passion for innovation.
Students, alumni, partners, and friends of General Assembly,
I couldn’t be more excited to join you as General Assembly’s new CEO. The opportunity to lead an organization that empowers people to pursue work they love and supports them in starting and progressing in their careers is a privilege beyond measure.
This is a special company. I have known the brand for years (who hasn’t?), and I have followed with admiration its impact since its inception. Now I get to see it from the inside. With each and every interaction I have had with the team, I have felt the passion to drive positive change, as well as the commitment to our community of strivers, clients, and colleagues.
Under the leadership of Co-Founder Jake Schwartz and then Lisa Lewin, General Assembly has built an incredible community of talented, innovative people. Our learners and alumni across the globe, more than 80,000 strong, are shaping the future of work at the world’s largest and most influential companies. Our work with business leaders is revolutionizing the way that corporations build and retain talent. Our partnerships with state and local leaders across the U.S. have redefined how policymakers and community-based organizations come together to drive economic growth.
Making a big career move can mean risking everything but when it pays off, it will turn out to be the best thing you can do for yourself.
Jaqueline Lemos Elizandro, a Brazilian native currently residing in Sydney, Australia, worked at a company as a supply chain coordinator for close to 17 years before making a life-changing career move. Now, she is a full-fledged Software Developer at one of the biggest digital payment services, Cash App.
Her journey is one of the many success stories we’ve seen here at General Assembly. Our students come from a diverse range of backgrounds hoping to carve out a meaningful and sustainable career in tech. In the case of Jaqueline, her decision to leave her comfort zone didn’t come easy. In fact, it took moving to an entirely different continent for her to take that courageous first step towards starting a new career in tech.
Read more on what Jaqueline had to share about her inspiring journey.
Bahrain – May 2023 – General Assembly, a tech bootcamp provider supported by the Labour Fund (Tamkeen) in Bahrain, has reported an impressive 70.1% positive outcome rate for its graduates within 5 months since graduating, which includes job opportunities, freelance work, promotions and starting a business. The high positive outcome rate can be attributed to strategic partnerships with well-known organizations such as Zain Telecom, Bahrain Islamic Bank and HP Spring Studios.
Notably, many of General Assembly’s students were offered job opportunities on the spot at a career fair organized in December 2022. Further highlighting the hands-on experience that General Assembly provides, its students also participated in pro-bono work with Bahrain-based companies such as The Benefit Company, Beyon Connect, Loyale App, Ordable eCommerce, engaging in diverse user experience (UX) projects. General Assembly’s efforts have helped graduates who don’t have technical backgrounds or only have a high school education to secure employment within the tech industry, despite facing various challenges.
Within the last 200 years, there have been major advancements in healthcare technology — from the invention of the stethoscope in 1816 to the discovery of medical X-rays in 1895. Now, technology continues to support progress in healthcare, with a new and much-needed focus on mental health.
Since the 2020 pandemic, anxiety and depression have spiked 25% globally. Depression is the leading cause of worldwide disability, and anxiety is the most common mental health disorder across the globe — affecting nearly 30% of adults at some point in their lives.
Fortunately, with advancements in technology, mental health support is also becoming increasingly accessible. Due to the positive impacts of technology in the health space, many are shifting their careers from healthcare to healthtech, or outright moving industries to support the growing need for tech workers in health.
This article covers three major technology innovations shaping mental health care, the in-demand jobs to support them, and tips for landing a healthcare technology job.
Whether you’re making the leap into a career change, or leveling up your current skill set to land that next promotion, you might be wondering if an online coding bootcamp is right for you. The good news is that General Assembly offers a range of beginner-friendly class formats (from full-time immersives to flexible, part-time schedules), and we have a course that will fit your specific career path and interests.
The tech industry is a dynamic sector that encompasses a wide range of businesses and innovations, from software and app development to artificial intelligence and robotics. With its rapid growth, building a more diverse and equal industry has become more complex but more important than ever before.
Traditionally, the tech world has been a male-dominated space and this has resulted in a significant gender gap across different tech fields. While much progress has been made in recent years, there is still an obvious disparity. Today, women make up less than a third of the world’s workforce in technology-related fields. The recent tech layoffs have also been devastating, with the research indicating that 69.2% of those laid off were women.
While the tech industry has made significant strides in closing the gender gap, there is still much work to be done as we kick off Women’s History Month this March. Women only hold 28% of computing and mathematical jobs in the US as of 2022, and make up just 34.4% of the workforce of the largest tech companies.
This month at General Assembly, we’re shining a light on an often overlooked segment of potential women in tech: veterans and military spouses.
General Assembly is excited to announce year two of our partnership with the Jessica Vollman Foundation (JVF), a sponsorship opportunity for women entrepreneurs in the NYC area looking to gain technology skills to take their business to the next level. In addition to fully covered access to GA supplemental skills training, the recipients will join the JVF community of like minded women entrepreneurs. JVF offers specialized mentorship, including specific course support. The foundation is committed to investing in each individual who participates in these opportunities, whatever their stage of entrepreneurial business development. Interested candidates can apply here.
Throughout history, Black women have been trailblazers in the tech industry, despite facing societal challenges and inequities. Inventing groundbreaking products and pushing the boundaries of what is possible has evolved. In the 21st century, this legacy of innovation continues as Black women continue to make their mark.
To celebrate Black History Month we are highlighting Black women who are making a huge impact on today’s society. Keep reading to hear their stories…
Giving Tuesday is an independent non-profit organization focused on unleashing the power of radical generosity around the world. The movement invites people and organizations of all sizes to transform and support their communities year-round by inspiring kindness and care for one another.
During a time of such uncertainty, a movement like this is more important than ever. This is why some of our employees at General Assembly came together to launch their own virtual giving campaign — GA Gives, an internal campaign for Giving Tuesday.