What is FastTrack’D?

FastTrack’D is an immersion program for individuals interested in careers as software developers. Following an intensive 8-week course, successful graduates will be eligible to be┬áhired to work on development projects for enterprise-level clients across the country

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Is prior programming experience required?

Prior programming is not a prerequisite to join the program. Participants come to us with a variety of backgrounds and skill sets. However, those with a strong technical aptitude are more inclined to acclimate more quickly.

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How much does the training cost?

There is no cost. We do not charge for training, because we do not believe in rubber-stamping credentials for profit. We believe in using relevant, well-rounded learning opportunities to empower capable technical professionals.

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Will I be paid during the training?

No. The training is unpaid. Participants are not employees of Cook Systems.

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Do I have to pay for my own housing and meals?

Housing is provided by Cook Systems, but participants are generally responsible for their own meals. Cook Systems sponsors weekly communal meals and events to foster a sense of community.

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Are there any breaks during the 8-week course?

No. Aside from weekends, the course runs Monday – Friday for eight consecutive weeks.

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Am I guaranteed a job after completing the course?

We cannot guarantee jobs. However, since 2012, 85% of all FastTrack’D graduates have been hired and placed on client projects.

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At what type of companies may I be working after graduation?

FastTrack’D graduates currently are working for internationally recognizable brand leaders in vertical industries including logistics, health care and finance.

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Do I receive benefits when I am hired?

Graduates who are deployed to clients sites as full-time employees of Cook Systems receive a full benefits package.

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Do I have to relocate? If so, do I choose where?

We take graduate preferences into consideration when making such decisions, but FastTrack’D graduates who join Cook Systems as employees are required to have open availability to relocate.

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How long is a typical contract?

For those graduates who are hired by Cook Systems, contract terms vary by client, but all FastTrack’D graduates deployed on client projects by Cook Systems are full-time employees of Cook.

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