A RampUp is a part-time, community driven, hybrid learning
experience which teaches skills the new economy demands. It
does so while building a network around you and connecting
you to the employer community.
We know it is difficult to learn by yourself. RampUp combines
Teaching Mentors (TMs) from around the community, great
online resources, and in person meetings to create an
unparalleled learning network.
Traditional classrooms do not accommodate a range of ability
levels. The typical teacher picks a baseline -- a starting
point where they think most students are -- and begins
teaching from that point, leaving students below the
benchmark behind and failing to engage students who master
the material at a faster pace. This process was built knowing
that everyone has a different skill level.
We've crafted an experience called community learning. We
screen all applicants to ensure a cohort of various
backgrounds and ability levels, united by a self-directed
desire to learn relevant skills. A typical cohort consists of
20-25 people. We then form smaller groups to propel everyone
forward through a self-tailored curriculum.