- What is FastTrack’D?
- Is prior programming experience required?
- How much does the training cost?
- Will I be paid during the training?
- Do I have to pay for my own housing and meals?
- Are there any breaks during the 8-week course?
- Am I guaranteed a job after completing the course?
- At what type of companies may I be working after graduation?
- Do I receive benefits when I am hired?
- Do I have to relocate? If so, do I choose where?
- How long is a typical contract?
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 hired to work on development projects for enterprise-level clients across the countryBack to Index
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.Back to Index
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.Back to Index
Will I be paid during the training?
No. The training is unpaid. Participants are not employees of Cook Systems.Back to Index
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.Back to Index
Are there any breaks during the 8-week course?
No. Aside from weekends, the course runs Monday – Friday for eight consecutive weeks.Back to Index
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.Back to Index
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.Back to Index
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.Back to Index
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.Back to Index
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.Back to Index