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Springboard and National University Launch Five-Course Partnership to Deliver Tech Skills for High-Growth Tech Careers

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Springboard, a fast-growing workforce development company that prepares students for in-demand careers through comprehensive, mentor-led programs, has partnered with National University, the largest private non-profit university in San Diego, to offer five of its career paths to students and future learners. The partnership will launch with three courses, including cybersecurity, software engineering and UI/UX design, with two more career paths to come.

“As the economy continues to change, it’s important that we continue to expand access to education that meets students where they are,” said Sanam Raza, general manager of college partnerships at Springboard. “The National University has delivered on this promise for more than 50 years, and we are thrilled to fuse our expertise to provide students with valuable pathways to new careers.”

This is Springboard’s third university partnership to launch this year alone, broadening its profile as a premier partner for universities looking for a proven asynchronous online learning partner. To date, Springboard has experienced rapid growth in its university partnership portfolio, having increased its partnerships by 60% since 2021 and doubling its total number of partnerships since this time last year.

“We appreciate the demonstrated results that Springboard provides students with their online, project-based, mentor-led training,” said Susan Zukowski, vice president, Workforce Education Solutions Training and Development of National University. “Introducing these courses to our existing and future student population will expand the opportunities available to them, and with a high degree of confidence these courses will lead to high-demand and future-proof careers.”

Springboard’s curriculum is developed by industry experts, and students have access to hands-on support from industry professionals and advice from career coaches to network and land a job. National University students who enroll in courses will gain real-world experience and develop unique work portfolios.

  • cyber security students will participate in a 360-hour bootcamp that covers industry fundamentals, system and network security, vulnerability assessment, and security operations, followed by a capstone project designed to showcase specialized skills to potential employers.
  • Software engineering covers key aspects of front-end web development, back-end web development, databases, data structures, and algorithms throughout the software engineering program and includes two capstone projects.
  • UI/UX design students will gain hands-on experience in design thinking, user research, heuristic and interactive design, sketching and wireframing, prototyping, and more, to develop a skill set and portfolio diversified in UI and UX design.

Springboard students in similar programs have received job offers from companies including Amazon, Facebook, Dell, IBM, Salesforce, and more than 50% of the Fortune 100. The programs will be open to the public and prospective students n will not need previous industry or academic experience to enroll. Students who complete the program will receive a National University Certificate of Completion.

Registration for the Cybersecurity, Software Engineering, and UI/UX Design career tracks opens today with classes beginning September 12, 2022. Potential learners can learn more or register at

About the springboard

Founded by Parul Gupta and Gautam Tambay in 2013, Springboard’s mission is to transform one million lives through education by 2030. Springboard believes that every student is unique and needs a learning experience designed for s adapt to their rhythm of life, supported by advisers and mentors. Over 20,000 students in over 100 countries have used Springboard to advance their careers through the platform’s comprehensive, mentor-led online learning programs. Graduates have landed jobs with employers like Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Reddit, Facebook and Boeing. Springboard has also trained corporate teams at Visa, Gusto and The North Face. Springboard was recently named one of the 2022 GSV EdTech 150 – a list of the world’s most transformative growth companies in digital learning. Springboard is a 2020 Inc. 5000 company based in San Francisco, recently named Top Workplace for Women by Elpha, and is backed by leading venture capital firms including Telstra Ventures, Vulcan Capital, SJF Ventures, Reach Capital, Pearson Ventures, International Finance Corp. ., Costanoa Ventures, Learn Capital and Blue Fog Capital.

About National University

National University, a not-for-profit organization founded by veterans, is dedicated to meeting the needs of hard-working adults by providing accessible, affordable, and attainable higher education opportunities since 1971. As the largest private university nonprofit San Diego, NU offers more than 75 online and online. on-campus programs and flexible four-week courses designed to help students achieve their goals while balancing busy lives. Since its inception, the NU community has grown to over 30,000 students and 190,000 alumni worldwide, many of whom serve to help sectors such as business, education, healthcare, cybersecurity, law and criminal justice. Learn more at