MakeSchool Gap Year

Learn product dev, CS theory and intern at a tech startup

#4 Product of the DayDecember 01, 2014
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The student loan debt crisis keeps getting worse, so I'm excited to back alternatives like MakeSchool that provide education & experience relevant for the 21st century workforce.
@alexisohanian love this! looks like a great booster for promising talent. feels kind of like the education remix of YC.
@alexisohanian quick question: what about instead of companies contributing/matching 401k, they match/contribute towards new hire (recent grad) student load debt?
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Hey Product Hunters, MakeSchool founder here. We started out with our Summer Academy to teach high school and college students how to build their first product. We decided to build the Gap Year program because we saw a huge skills gap between what colleges teach and what companies need. Our mission is to build a more relevant and practical alternative to the computer science degree. Would love to hear your feedback!
@desaiashu Would this only apply to students taking a gap year or students that just graduated also?
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@codynhat just graduated is fine too!
MakerHiring
@codynhat just graduated is fine too!
they taught me how to make flappy bird in a few hours :)
Love what Ashu and team are doing! Reforming college education is not for the faint of heart.
Sounds like a fantastic initiative!