Kickstart your tech career with our Growth Marketing Bootcamp
We talk to Alberta’s leading tech companies every day. We’ve been in the industry for decades. And the truth is – marketing in a tech startup or scale-up is way different than in a mature company. You need digital-first skills that enable you to drive impact from day one. OnRamp is built to give you the practical skills, and the connections, to land an amazing career in tech.
January 2023 cohort is SOLD OUT. Reach out to learn about our next cohort.
Want to become a T-shaped marketer?
Sure you do. Here’s why.
With decades in the tech trenches, we know first-hand that tech companies are looking for “T-shaped” marketers. What’s a T-shaped marketer? It’s someone who has the broad range of capabilities to design marketing strategies and campaigns AND the depth to be able to execute in some key areas. Effectively, you’re a generalist with targeted specialist skills – which is what tech hiring managers are looking for.
OnRamp is designed to give you these capabilities – not through more academic study but by working on real projects and campaigns that drive business results, all under the guidance of instructors who’ve built companies, who consult with Alberta’s leading entrepreneurs, and who know exactly how to get you ready to thrive in this industry.
Get hired for…
- Digital marketing
- Demand generation
- Social media content
- Content marketing
- CRM administration
"I was on the job hunt for what felt like forever when I came across OnRamp. Not only did OnRamp help me land an awesome role in tech, but I now apply what I learned in the course to my work literally every single day!"
“Coming from a manufacturing background, I had never even thought about a career in marketing. I had the experience to understand how to analyze process and project metrics, but I needed to learn how to look at them with a marketing lens. OnRamp taught me how to do that (and so much more) — and now I'm confident that I was meant for a career in tech marketing.”
Growth Marketing Bootcamp Alumni
"After I finished a university marketing course, I quickly realized that my theoretical knowledge wasn't enough. The OnRamp Bootcamp gave me real-world experience through the project work, and helped me to build connections with companies in tech – all while working a fulltime job."
Growth Marketing Bootcamp Alumni
What to expect in the 18-week bootcamp
Join us in person to review the course outline, meet your classmates and kick things off with some tech 101.
Weekly bootcamp coursework
We’ll introduce you to tech companies with open marketing roles. Once you land your first job, we’ll support you during your onboarding, so you start off on the right foot.
Graduate with the skills that great tech jobs demand
Most companies give early-career marketers a narrow set of marketing responsibilities. Then those marketers get bored. Or their careers stagnate. Or both. Tech doesn’t work that way. In tech, you can take on a lot and create more impact – if you have the skills. Tech employers want you to be grounded in strategy, plus you need tactical skills (like social media, demand generation, creative chops, etc.) to execute on those strategies. This is that T-shaped marketer stuff we mentioned above.
Here’s one of the great virtues of building your skills, experience and portfolio with a ‘T-shaped’ mindset: you won’t get pigeonholed as a specialist in the first job you happen to land. Plus, you’ll make more of an impact for your company and your career will get quicker liftoff and momentum. OnRamp gives you the practical training you need to make all this happen.
Growth marketing fundamentals
- Define markets and segments
- Define value props and product messages
- Create marketing campaigns that work
- Identify metrics to assess ROI
- And more
Deep dive on skills and tools
- Learn to write copy so customers buy
- Learn SEO to get found on Google
- Run high-performing digital ad campaigns
- Create and measure social media strategies
- And more
Secret sauce – how to do all this in tech
- Understand what it’s like working in tech
- Learn how marketing enables tech company growth
- Learn to handle tech’s pace and demands
- Learn how to grow your career
Both our alumni, and the companies in our network give us industry-leading NPS (net promoter scores). We make sure you're ready to be hired upon graduation.
NPS from our alumni
NPS from tech companies
Graduate employment rate
So, what will you be working on?
Research and write an original article reinforcing the unique value proposition and addressing your reader’s pain points – all to generate sales leads.
Identify target metrics and build out a Hubspot marketing dashboard to support ongoing performance measurement.
Design and write an email campaign to convert long-time email subscribers into qualified prospects.
Get started on your tech marketing career
We’re here to help you land that first tech job
Throughout the bootcamp you’ll be building your skills and confidence. But we don’t stop there. We want you to get hired! We’ll help you understand the best marketing roles for you, get you prepped for your interviews and make introductions to our massive network of tech company partners who are hiring now.
Resume writing tips
Skill assessment to match you with suited roles
Introductions to tech companies
Learn tech culture
Participating tech companies
Meet your instructors
Sarah has 15+ years of marketing and customer engagement experience with startups, agencies and big brands. Sarah brings her passion and experience to directing 321 Growth Academy‘s customer success and sales efforts, as well as to her role as course facilitator for 321’s Growth Marketing courses. Sarah is also passionate about company culture and volunteering in the tech community.
OnRamp is valued at $6,000 & thanks to our funders, we can make our Growth Marketing Bootcamp more affordable for students. Read on for info on additional tuition supports available.
Pay over 4 months
One time payment
Pay in full – save 10%
Tuition support available
We offer tuition support opportunities (up to $1,000) to help you jumpstart your tech career and land an exciting role at a growing company.
How our application process works
You apply for the bootcamp
We review your application
We make our final selections
Qualifications & Prerequisites
If you’re a marketing, business, entrepreneurship or communications student who’s close to graduating, or if you’re an early career marketer or a career pivoter looking to join the tech industry, then OnRamp is for you. But we’re open to anyone with a degree/diploma who thinks they can add value in tech marketing. Even if they come from a non-traditional background or industry.
We are looking for applicants who are:
- Interested in a career in tech marketing
- Wanting to work in an exciting and fulfilling industry
- Motivated, creative and goal-oriented
Frequently asked questions
Do I qualify for OnRamp?
If you’re a marketing, business, communications/PR, information design, or entrepreneurship student who’s close to graduating, or you’re an early career marketer or mid-career pivoter who’s looking for a career change, then OnRamp is for you! But we’re open to anyone with a degree/diploma who thinks they can add value in tech marketing. Even if they come from a non-traditional background.
How long is the OnRamp program?
Are there tuition supports available?
Yes – we are committed to making OnRamp accessible to all. Read more about available tuition supports or contact us to determine if you’re eligible for a scholarship up to $1,000.
What are the chances I’ll get hired if I take OnRamp?
Chances are very high if you put in the work! During OnRamp, you’ll be trained by tech industry leaders and introduced to tech companies who are looking to hire people with your skills and experiences. Remember this: We know what tech companies need and they trust our introductions. But you need to do the work to get yourself ready.
Who qualifies as a “marketing student”?
What kind of jobs can you get from taking OnRamp?
How much does OnRamp cost?
It costs $1995 if you pay the entire fee upfront. Or you can spread out payments over four months for $550/month (totalling $2200). We also offer tuition support for up to $1500 for some candidates, reducing your investment to as low as $495. Contact us to see if you qualify.