Our priority is the safety of our community. All programs at Lighthouse Labs are available remotely. Learn more.
Lighthouse Labs continues to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and uses the most recent information from federal, provincial and local health authorities.
Latest Update (August 17):
Since Monday, March 16th, 2020 all in-person programs and events have been suspended and are now available in an online format. If you want to start the program online we can assure you that it will be possible to finish online! We won’t be moving back to in-person until the government and health professionals agree that it is 100% safe to resume in-person classes.
To all students and employees,
Now in the most unprecedented of times, we want to update everyone in an effort to maintain transparency and clarity for the Lighthouse Labs community. The entire team here is committed to doing our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Our priority has always been and will remain the health of our students, our teachers, and our staff, along with delivering a premium education experience and top-end industry results.
We continue to closely monitor the status of the outbreak and will continue to adapt our practices to follow recommendations from the World Health Organization, Government of Canada, provincial governments, and health authorities in each of the regions in which we operate.
We are committed and prepared to ensure a consistently great student experience completely remotely for any length of time necessary. We will continue to provide updates on the status of remote working strategies as updates of the overall Canadian situation progress.
All students will be receiving an email with the Remote Bootcamp User Guide as well as some tips on how best to assure you stay productive and motivated while working from home.
We know it’s tough, and we know it’s our job to help shield you from as much of the disruption as possible to make sure we are delivering an incredible experience and the same outcomes you signed up for when you applied. As you all know, while these past weeks have escalated more quickly than most anticipated, Lighthouse had started working on preparing for the eventuality of a full remote experience a while ago and we are ready to start delivering on our remote bootcamp experience.
During times of uncertainty, we remain proud and positive in knowing that Lighthouse Labs' progressive and adaptable approach has equipped us with the abilities not only to cope with change but to serve as a beacon and resource for education. You can count on us for continuous updates, commitment to the student experience, and maintenance of a safe learning environment.
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Will part-time and full-time courses be cancelled?
All in-person programs and events are now available in an online live format. Lighthouse has been running hybrid and online education in different formats since its inception, and in releasing our online bootcamps and part-time courses in 'Online Live' format all our students can be assured they will receive the same level of support and engaging environment. This includes on-demand mentorship, live-streamed interactive lectures, and incorporation of various messaging tools to make sure you experience going through your program with a cohort full of motivated peers.
Furthermore, with employers starting to look for more specific abilities around working remotely, the online live courses have been built to better simulate the current work environment that graduates will be entering. You will have the same access to all of the aspects of our career services support and we will work closely to prepare you for the competitive job hunt.
We will continue the remote program delivery until government and health professionals agree that it is 100% safe to resume in-person classes.
Are Lighthouse Labs campuses open?
At this time, students will not have access to campus buildings. All the student support will be provided online using a large combination of technology to ensure a high quality experience and smooth transition to a remote learning environment.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
How will the situation impact my application process?
We will continue to process applications with staff working remotely and continue to respond to emails and live chat messages. For more information please contact email@example.com or our Admissions Coordinator.
In general, the admission process takes these 3 steps:
Apply online: Complete our online application, where you'll introduce yourself and give us an overview of your background. This includes your education, coding experience, plus your superpower (you know, the important details that will help us get to know you).
Interview: Once we receive your application, we’ll look over your experience, education, and work background. Our team will get in touch (quickly!) and will invite you for an online tech interview.
Prep Modules: The 70 hours you’ll spend on the Prep Modules will introduce the basic technologies you’ll use throughout bootcamp. You’re required to complete the Prep Modules in the weeks leading up to your first day of the program.
Can I still book a tour during this time?
Although we suspended any in-person campus visits, we encourage you to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org in order to receive a virtual tour of our space.
What financial options do you have?
You can explore our financing options here: https://www.lighthouselabs.ca/blog/financing-your-bootcamp-journey
It is important to mention that you can also apply for a scholarship even if you receive financing through other means like grants and/or loans. Submit an online application to our program, and you'll receive an email to fill out the necessary information for our scholarship program.
The fee for the bootcamp can be paid in two parts, both of which are due before the program begins. To reserve a spot in the program, a deposit is required. This step occurs once you go through the admissions process 6-10 weeks ahead of the start of the listed date of bootcamp, and pending approval into the program. Then, two weeks before the bootcamp begins, the remaining balance of the tuition is due.
Do you have any travel advice?
The Public Health Agency of Canada is recommending that travellers avoid all non-essential travel outside of Canada. To limit the spread of COVID-19, many countries have put in place travel or border restrictions and other measures such as movement restrictions and quarantines. Additionally, Canada has temporarily closed its borders to non-citizens because of the coronavirus pandemic. Please visit Government of Canada - Travel Advice and Advisories for more information.
Are events cancelled?
As of March 16th, 2020 all events, including Demo Days and Info Sessions, will be taking place online. Follow our Events page for the latest information.
What is Coronavirus?
Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people. Several known coronaviruses are circulating in animals that have not yet infected humans. (Source: World Health Organization)
What are the symptoms?
Those who are infected with COVID-19 may have little to no symptoms. You may not know you have symptoms of COVID-19 because they are similar to a cold or flu. Symptoms may take up to 14 days to appear after exposure to COVID-19. This is the longest known infectious period for this disease. We are currently investigating if the virus can be transmitted to others if someone is not showing symptoms. While experts believe that it is possible, it is considered to be rare. Symptoms have included:
Source: Government of Canada
What can I do to protect myself?
Here are some reads to get you up to speed on spatial distancing!
For more information please visit the Government of Canada page dedicated to prevention and risks.
How should I self-isolate?
Please see the following Government of Canada resource on self-isolation
Is there someone I can talk to?
Our mentors, Student Services Coordinator, and Education Managers are available to help you and answer your questions. Please do not hesitate to reach them via Slack channels or email us at email@example.com
What should I do if I’m not feeling well?
Do you have any work-from-home tips?
Tips from our alumni and LHL web developer - Karl:
First off: It’s mostly a mindset.
Working from home and keeping focused is mostly about mindset. Here are some tips to get you into that mindset in the morning, and keep you there until you are done with your day.
If you have a routine you follow when you get up to go to work, do it when you’re working at home as well. Get up at a normal work time, have a shower, get ready, wear the clothes you would if you were going into the office etc.
Preferably you want a workspace that is a desk, or as similar to your work space in Lighthouse. Try to make it as far from distractions as possible. So, not in front of a TV and not in bed (see number 1). etc. Find somewhere quiet, and set it up to be as productive as possible. There’s some awesome online guides.
If you don’t have an office chair, find something close. Being uncomfortable for long periods will be an instant distraction. Dining room table chairs are a decent option with a thin Pillow.
Take breaks, have a lunch hour, get that morning/afternoon coffee etc. When your day is over, your day is over.
you stop. Keeping “work time”, and “personal time” defined and separate are important physically, and mentally.
You are your biggest enemy in this. Following the steps above is to help you get into the same mindset you would walk into the office, but at home. They will help, but you need to keep yourself focused. Do what you need to do to get into that headspace and stay there.
Hope this helps making working from home productive, and give you all a leg up on working from home. It can be an awesome thing, with the right goals.
We have also prepared a user guide as to how to engage with the entire remote experience, including lectures, mentors, peers, and more. The guide will be updated based on students’ feedback.
COVID-19 Public Health and Government information
Can't find your answers? Get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org