Praxis

Apprenticeship program and career accelerator

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Praxis is a professional bootcamp + paid startup apprenticeship for people ready to launch a career, no degree required. Startups aren't just for coders, and apprenticeships aren't just for welders!

We help people build a body of work to showcase skills and win career opportunities, then place them in an awesome role at a startup!

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Reviews

  • Alec von BarnekowSwiss developer
    Pros: 

    Great community and the modules are very interesting. Very selective, so only the best get accepted.

    Cons: 

    Can't get a business partner if you don't have a green card. Also not in remote..

    I was recently accepted to the Praxis program. I'm currently in the pre-program. And I'm totally fulfilled, the community and the Praxis team are fantastic. The modules are very interesting, I think I learned more in 2 weeks than in 3 months at school.

    Alec von Barnekow has used this product for one month.
  • JohnProduct Manager @ Design Pickle
    Pros: 

    Fast forwarding through college!

    Cons: 

    Not really a con, but you have to be ready to leave your comfort zone and try new things.

    I still remember the day when I was walking on campus to my next class, listening to a podcast, and I heard about Praxis. I stopped in my tracks.

    I knew this was exactly what I needed to bypass through college and earn real, hands-on marketing experience. Which was something my college (or any college for that matter) really can't match.

    I went through the program over a year ago and I would highly recommend it to anyone who prefers raw experience over sitting in classes "learning" about largely outdated information.

    It improved my writing tenfold, helped morph me into a young professional, and I still get value out of the content Praxis regularly puts out.

    Everyone at Praxis is so dedicated to you. And beyond that, they're dedicated to ending the increasingly-expensive, failing higher education model that we've all been led to believe is the only way to get a "real" job.

    It was one of the best decisions I've ever made and was totally worth the few tough talks I had to have with my family when I told them I was officially dropping out of college.

    John has used this product for one year.

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Isaac M. MorehouseMaker@isaacmorehouse · Isaac Morehouse, CEO of Praxis
Hey everyone! At Praxis we're committed to helping people discover and do what makes them come alive. The stale, stagnant, credentialist conveyor belt is dying. Good. We're helping people gain skills and build a signal of those skills through a "body of work" - a collection of real projects that prove their ability, and then leverage that into an apprenticeship. Resumes and degrees won't get you skills, and they won't get you interviews. You have to be your own credential, and we can help! The coolest thing is that we focus primarily on non-tech people, and help them get awesome non-tech roles (usually at tech companies!). Things like sales, marketing, customer success, and operations are amazing starting points to get into the real world and learn more about yourself and the market. We've launched over 250 careers. 96% of our grads get hired straight away, at an average salary of $50k. Almost none of them have degrees. By the time their peers do, they've got 3+ years of work experience and a whole lot more! Our program has a net cost of zero. You earn more than you pay in tuition. But it's hard. This isn't school, with a bunch of hoop-jumping and grade-grubbing. You've got to commit to growth and learn to create value. OK, hit me with questions, and if you know anyone who's a good fit for the program, send them our way! We have tons of free career launch resources at our website too!
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
I had the pleasure of chatting with @isaacmorehouse recently to learn about Praxis. There are a billion coding bootcamps to teach people how to become developers and outside traditional education there are relatively few companies focused on teaching non-tech skills (which makes up the majority of professions). I'm curious how Praxis has changed/evolved since you got started ~4 years ago, @isaacmorehouse?
Isaac M. MorehouseMaker@isaacmorehouse · Isaac Morehouse, CEO of Praxis
@rrhoover whew! Great question. Our Education Director TK Coleman can probably talk for a few hours on all we've learned and how it's led to our evolution! I'd say a few keys: >One of the biggest hurdles for people starting their career is fear of getting "trapped" in a job. We've learned how to help people discover good career starting points, and help them see it as just that - a starting point. Helping people adopt an experimental mindset, vs. a locked-in-for-eternity "pick what you want to be when you grow up" has been huge. >We discovered participant usually need a "deschooling" process for the first month or two. The schooled mindset runs deep, and it makes it a lot harder to build a great career! We've adapted our curriculum and coaching early in the program to help people realize that they aren't here to follow rule, but create goals for themselves. This isn't about right/wrong, it's about cause/effect. >It's crucial to help people see things from the perspective of those who make hiring decisions. Small stuff like sloppy email use sends really big, bad signals, but people just starting their careers don't understand why. It's not enough to say, "don't do this", we've got to find contexts to put participants in the shoes of hiring managers so they can see why it's a problem. We've incorporated a lot of really cool feedback and content and projects that do this. Those are a few big ones! We're constantly, relentlessly adapting and improving to better help our customers achieve their career goals.
Brent James@imbrentjames · COO and Co-Founder at Telo
Good idea to submit this to PH ;)
Isaac M. MorehouseMaker@isaacmorehouse · Isaac Morehouse, CEO of Praxis
@imbrentjames Thanks! Ryan Hoover inspired us to!
Brent James@imbrentjames · COO and Co-Founder at Telo
@isaacmorehouse I tagged the Praxis account on Twitter a couple of weeks ago when he tweeted about Google, Apple, et al. officially dropping the college degree requirement. I thought that maybe I helped make an internet connection that day -- alas, Ryan is so ubiquitous on the interwebz that my tweet was superfluous. It's great to see you guys getting more exposure. Congrats on the new office and recent growth!
B C@byronchiado
I wanted to radically change my life after leaving school at a young age 17 years ago. I read as much as I could, while working constantly and developing discipline, and when I was ready to translate that into a big step I found Praxis. Praxis made me step up my self-development and got me writing every day as a part of the program. I entered Praxis aiming for a sales or marketing position, but discovered that writing was something I could really love doing for a living. Praxis introduced me to my current employer, and I am currently working full-time as a journalist. Not only would I have never met my employer without Praxis, but I don't think I would have translated my research and desire for knowledge into the tangible goals I have now. I recommend Praxis to everyone.
Isaac M. MorehouseMaker@isaacmorehouse · Isaac Morehouse, CEO of Praxis
@byronchiado Awesome seeing you rock and roll.
Erick Muller@mullerickins · I like blogging and running.
I'm not a participant but just their free material alone (blog posts, videos, podcasts) has influenced my career greatly.
Isaac M. MorehouseMaker@isaacmorehouse · Isaac Morehouse, CEO of Praxis
@mullerickins So glad to hear it! We have a ton over stuff over here: https://discoverpraxis.com/caree...