Lighthouse Labs announced today the launch of a new scholarship fund benefitting Canadians who are facing economic uncertainty as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The scholarships will give recipients access to a selection of Lighthouse Labs’ full-time or part-time coding and data courses.

“As a company, we thought long and hard about how we can best support our community during this difficult time,” said Co-Founder and CEO of Lighthouse Labs, Jeremy Shaki.

“Because of COVID-19, many people are now facing unemployment. We feel we can make the greatest impact, both to our community and to the Canadian economy, by providing workers facing economic uncertainty with the skills and resources they need to pursue a career in a technical and remote world.”

Lighthouse Labs helps Canadians to advance, launch, and relaunch their careers through coding and data education. With the support of a team of instructors and mentors, students learn to translate concepts, break down problems, and continue learning on the job. With 93% of grads hired within 120 days, alumni are able to find meaningful careers in an increasingly tech-focused job landscape.

Starting today, applicants will have the option to apply for either a $5,000 scholarship for a full-time course, or a $750 scholarship for a part-time course, by visiting lighthouselabs.ca.

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, all Lighthouse Labs courses are now available online through virtual streaming and online mentorship.