CNM Ingenuity’s Deep Dive Program to Start Licensing Curriculum

With a license, other organizations can now use Deep Dive’s bootcamp structure to skill up students and employees
June 10, 2020

Over the past five years CNM Ingenuity’s Deep Dive Coding program has trained nearly 600 students who’ve gone on to start dozens of businesses and have collectively earned an estimated $44 million in total wages. Based on that success, Deep Dive has now started licensing their Deep Dive curriculum to other schools, businesses, and organizations that want to create similar economic opportunities in their areas.

“If you’re a school or a community organization looking to address anything from the skills gap to unemployment, we can jumpstart you on that path,” says Mary Gallivan, the Senior Director of Program Management for CNM Ingenuity. “You’ll get to leverage all of our experience and all of our tools and we’ll teach you how to be successful.”

Deep Dive Coding was selected as the 2020 Higher Ed Program of the Year in the New Mexico Excellence in STEM Awards, which is managed by the Air Force Research Lab Tech Engagement Office.

To start, Deep Dive will first license their 10-week, 40 hours per week Deep Dive Fullstack Web Bootcamp that teaches the coding skills needed to meet the needs of modern web application development, including technical tools such as JavaScript, React, Node, Express, MySQL, Git, and Docker. Down the road, Deep Dive plans to license all five of the bootcamps in its portfolio. Deep Dive Fullstack instructor Paul Schulzetenber has been in charge of finalizing the curriculum and launching the first wave of partnerships.  

Included in the license is everything needed to get a bootcamp program off the ground including tools such as:

  • “How-to” documents to help programs hire and train bootcamp staff
  • Tips on coaching and professional development for participants
  • Infrastructure documentation to help programs identify, install, and configure the necessary technology
  • Two-week, in-person instructor training
  • Sample schedules and lesson plans
  • Lecture notes, assignments and grading rubrics
  • Community partnership methods and agendas

Because technology evolves so quickly, Deep Dive will also provide ongoing updates to the curriculum to ensure the new programs stay up to date. And in addition to the program skills, the licensing program will teach bootcamp students important soft skills such as project management so that students are fully prepared to enter the workforce after they graduate.  

Kyle Lee, CNM Ingenuity CEO, says one big reason Deep Dive has been successful in New Mexico is because community involvement and industry partnerships are built into its design. 

“One of the components of Deep Dive that makes it special is its continuous engagement with industry and business in the community,” Kyle says. “Each community that implements the Deep Dive program will be exposed to how those relationships are built, and they can take Deep Dive’s excellent curriculum and tie it to their local needs, making relationship-building a prominent part of the experience and course work.”

The licensing program is available now and Mary says several organizations have already reached out to Deep Dive and expressed interest.

“This is the next phase in Deep Dive’s scaling and we know we’re meeting an important need,” Mary says. “This is something that we want to make into a national effort.”

If you or someone you know is interested in licensing the Deep Dive curriculum, you can find more information here.