Press Release

Foundry College Partners with Ideate Project

By Foundry College on March 11, 2021

San Francisco — Foundry College has partnered with the Ideate Project to expand its career support services for learners in the Foundry College Tulsa program. Ideate Project’s job placement platform will complement services already available to students, which include one-on-one coaching sessions, access to academic mentors, job club participation, and more. All services, including those of Ideate Project, are provided at no cost to the learner.

The Ideate Project provides access to exclusive internship, jobs, and funding opportunities in the technology sector to individuals who need it most, regardless of race, age, gender, or academic pedigree. Ideate works to empower people of all backgrounds to flourish by providing them with the community, educational content, and opportunities necessary for economic mobility and long-term career success.

“Foundry College’s credentialed certificate programs combine the durable professional skills that employers seek with in-demand, job-relevant credentials, preparing them for the jobs of today and tomorrow,” said Dr. Akiba Covitz, president and CEO of Foundry College. “By partnering with Ideate Project, Tulsa’s employers will have direct access to our learners, who are well-prepared to be excellent employees.”

The first graduates of the Foundry College Tulsa program will be poised to begin their job searches this spring after earning credentialed certificates in either Salesforce administration or project management. Participation in the Foundry College Tulsa program is generously underwritten by the George Kaiser Family Foundation and Atento Capital, and certificates can be completed in as little as eight months.

“The Ideate Project is excited about the opportunity to partner with Foundry College to support their students’ career success,” said Chandler Malone, CEO and Founder of the Ideate Project. “Foundry College’s team and mission are completely aligned with our goals of helping provide economic mobility through careers in the technology sector. We are excited to work closely with our employer partners to connect them with Foundry College’s talent and provide a new pathway to career success.”

For detailed information about the curriculum of the credentialed certificate programs, visit For more information on becoming an employer partner of Ideate Project, visit


About Foundry College
Foundry College is a new kind of college that offers live, face-to-face classes in an online environment that promotes the community of a traditional classroom experience. Every class combines live, instructor-led lectures with small-group active learning sessions to ensure that new skills and knowledge are effectively integrated, retained, and can be put into immediate practice. Foundry College’s proprietary learning management system, the Forge, can host up to 200 students per session and uses performance data to facilitate student learning and success. Created by a team led by President Emeritus and Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Stephen M. Kosslyn, Foundry College launched in 2018 and is headquartered in San Francisco. Foundry College was recently named a Top 100 Ed Tech company in North America by HolonIQ.

About the Ideate Project
The Ideate Project is a talent marketplace focused on providing economic opportunity to its candidates and closing the talent and diversity gaps for technology companies. Candidates on Ideate can complete employer-sponsored certifications for entry level roles, allowing employers the ability to focus on building diverse and value aligned teams. Ideate strives to empower people from diverse backgrounds by providing them the resources, certifications, and opportunities for economic mobility and long-term career success. Founded by Chandler Malone, Ideate launched its public beta in March 2021 and is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.