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Juno's Student Outcomes Report: 2019 H2

November 17, 2020

Blog — Why Juno? Juno's Student Outcomes Report: 2019 H2

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Melissa Carter

Content Marketing & Design Manager

Juno College

Reporting Period: July 1st - December 31st, 2019

At Juno College of Technology, we're the experts in helping people with non-technical backgrounds build careers as web developers. In fact, we’ve helped over 900 graduates launch their career since 2012. Students come to us from a wide variety of backgrounds, industries, and skill levels, all with one thing in common - they’re eager to make a change into a reliable career, and are willing to work hard to make it happen.

Our Web Development Immersive Bootcamp is a 9-week, full-time program that makes this dream a reality for so many students. With hands-on, interactive learning, passionate instructors, dedicated career support, and an alumni community unlike any other, our students graduate with the skills, experience, and support they need to land their first development job in a booming industry.

In the second half of 2019, 39 students graduated from Juno’s Bootcamp. Within 180 days, 84.6% of them had landed their first development job with a median salary of $52,812. Coming up, we’ll dive deeper into these outcomes and explore the exciting opportunities that are available to graduates of Juno’s Bootcamp.


Table of Contents

  1. Our Commitment to Transparency
  2. Career Support & Training
  3. Changing Careers During COVID-19
  4. Reporting Methodology
  5. 2019 H2 Student Outcomes

Juno's Commitment to Transparency

At Juno, we're dedicated to ensuring that our outcomes are accessible, easy to understand, and transparent. You won’t find any fine print, misleading headlines, or false promises in our data. Our focus is ensuring potential students can learn from our data and clearly see the numbers behind Juno graduates’ success.

For this reason, we are proud to be the only Canadian institution with a Student Outcomes Report that is certified by The Council on Integrity in Results Reporting (CIRR), for the second time. CIRR provides a standardized system for measuring, reporting, and auditing student outcomes that is used across all of its schools. Meeting CIRR’s high standards for integrity of reporting is another way we can ensure that our outcomes are accurate and easy to understand.

"After researching the different bootcamps in Toronto, I was drawn to Juno the most due to their overwhelmingly positive reviews, strong alumni community, and their emphasis on inclusiveness and diversity in the tech community. Immediately since day one of bootcamp, I felt welcomed and supported. Students and instructors alike were all so kind and understanding and for the first time in a while, I finally felt like I belonged somewhere. Juno provided me with the confidence, skills, resources and support that I needed in order to achieve my dream of becoming a Front-End Developer (a goal that I wasn't even sure was attainable a few years ago)." - Anna Liang, Front-End Web Developer at DRC Video

45% of Juno Bootcamp grads are non-male


Career Support & Training at Juno

Here’s a note from Chi-Chi Egbo, our Director of Outcomes, who has more than seven years of experience specializing in career transitions and growth:

I joined the Juno team in June of 2019, and the graduates featured in this report were the first group of students I worked with. Since then, the Outcomes Team has continued to grow and perfect our process, and I’ve had the pleasure of working with dozens of students and employers along the way.

Today, we’re a team of three dedicated staff who work tirelessly to ensure that every single Bootcamp student at Juno receives the support and guidance they need to land their first development job. This includes training our students in their very first week of the program to prepare them for the job search they’ll dive into after graduation. Our suite of career services includes job search strategy, resume reviews, interview preparation, job referrals, 1:1 coaching, and the behind-the-scenes work of connecting with potential employers, researching industry trends, and building Juno’s list of hiring partners. We’re also in the process of hiring an Employer Relations Specialist who will focus specifically on building partnerships with companies and sourcing work opportunities for our graduates.

Juno College's Director of Outcomes, Chi-Chi Egbo

Though Juno started this year in a position of growth, when COVID-19 arrived in March, it affected us just as it did most industries and companies. The decline in the economy, job losses, social distancing, and multitude of other factors stood in the team's way of hitting the ambitious goals we set for ourselves earlier this year.

Despite that, we’re now eight months into the pandemic and I am happy to share that as of November 9th, 90 recent Bootcamp graduates have found their first front end development job during this tumultuous period. As things begin to settle down, we’re also seeing a number of encouraging signs. Our grads continue to receive exciting offers at great companies, from small and medium sized tech companies like Engineering.com and Q4, to big companies like RBC and Publicis, and more. I couldn’t be more proud of the hard work our team has done during this time, or the Juno graduates who have stayed motivated and engaged in their job search. Even in a competitive job market, employers across North America are choosing Juno graduates, and I couldn’t be more excited to see what 2021 has to offer.

“Juno's Web Development Immersive Bootcamp was a great experience. (...) Career Services is the icing on the cake. The team is so committed to helping Juno students find jobs, showing us techniques and tips I never would have thought about in the pursuit of a career. I would not be starting a new job if it weren't for their tireless work.” - Gavin Sutton, Technical Project Coordinator at Publicis

Juno College Hiring Partners: Engineering.com, RBC, Rakuten Kobo, Q4, and Publicis


Changing Careers During COVID-19

We know - making a career change is a big decision, and is even more important today, with the uncertainty of the global economy. Though our grads are still receiving job offers on a regular basis, web development and the tech industry were affected by COVID-19, just like many other industries. From March 17th, 2020 (the day that Ontario declared a state of emergency) to November 17th, 2020 (the day this report was published), 93 Juno Bootcamp graduates found employment. While we are proud of all our graduates who have received job offers, ultimately this means that our placement rates have dropped about 30% during COVID-19. We value progress, consistency, and smart decision-making more than ever, and today, Juno graduates are finding employment at an average of four graduates per week. We look forward to having an Employer Relations Specialist join us soon to support our Outcomes Team in continuing to increase that number.

This group of 93 graduates hired during COVID-19 includes:

  • A median salary of $53,424
  • 55% women, 43% men, and 2% non-binary graduates
  • 66 graduates hired within Toronto & the GTA and 23 hired throughout North America, including Ottawa, Halifax, Vancouver, San Francisco, and New York
  • 26 graduates hired as Front-End Developers, 13 hired as Web Developers, and 50 graduates hired in a variety of other roles such as Junior Game Developer, Full-Stack Developer, Software Engineer, Multimedia Developer, Software Developer, Application Developer, UI Designer/Developer, and more
  • Four graduates employed as full-time freelance developers

Outcomes Reporting Methodology

For this report, the 39 graduates from July 1st - December 31st, 2019 were asked to submit their own information, including hiring data and demographic information. Here are some important definitions you’ll want to understand before digging into the data:

2019 H2 Graduate: Students who graduated from a Juno Bootcamp between July 1st - December 31st, 2019. 39 out of 40 students from this period, or 97.5%, graduated.

Employed in-field: Graduates working in a position related to their field of study, in this case, Web Development.

Permanent: Graduates working 30 hours or more per week for six or more months.

Full-time: Graduates working 30 hours or more per week for a period of three to six months.

Short-term or part-time: Graduates working less than 30 hours per week or for fewer than three months.

Started a new company or venture after graduation: Graduates who started their own company or venture after graduation, related to the subject they studied.


2019 H2 Student Outcomes

How many Juno graduates found a job after graduation?

In the second half of 2019, 84.6% of Bootcamp graduates were employed within 180 days of graduation. This includes:

  • 69.2% employed in permanent positions
  • 10.3% employed in full-time apprenticeship, internship, or contract positions
  • 2.6% employed on short-term contract, part-time position, freelance, or unknown length
  • 2.6% started a new company or venture after graduation.

As of 180 days after graduation, 12.8% of Bootcamp graduates were still seeking employment in-field, and 2.6% of students could not be reached for information.