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MentorWorks is changing the game when it comes to education finance and career enhancement tools, providing students with the flexibility to pursue their chosen career path with an ISA which is a flexible, innovative alternative to traditional, private loans.

As part of our innovative “fund and support” model, the MentorWorks Income Share Agreement (ISA) program – issued by Blue Ridge Bank, N.A. – offers ISA financing with career development and professional mentoring, as well as access to employers through our online Talent Accelerator Platform.

To accelerate career paths for individuals interested in becoming software engineersweb developers and augmented reality (AR) + virtual reality (VR) professionals, we’ve partnered with XR Terra, enabling the bootcamp to offer ISA financing to complete their programs. Unlike a loan, students do not pay until they find a job and reach the minimum income threshold.

MentorWorks Education Capital, Inc. is a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), certified by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

What Income Share Agreements Are & How They Compare to Loans

 

WHAT IS AN ISA?

Income Share Agreements (ISAs) are a flexible alternative to traditional, private loans. Basically, students pay an affordable percentage of their future income for a set period of time, up to a maximum cap, without accruing interest. Unlike a loan, students do not pay until they find a job and reach the minimum income threshold. The payments adjust according to the level of the student’s income – providing downside protections for the student. ISAs may be issued by Blue Ridge Bank, N.A.

HOW PAYMENT WORKS

  • Students do not pay until they find a job and reach the minimum income threshold
  • The payments adjust according to levels of the student’s income
  • Monthly payments are calculated by applying the income share rate to the total monthly earned income
  • ISA obligations can be ended earlier by making early payments as listed in the early payment schedule

ISA vs. STUDENT LOAN COMPARISON

Income Share Agreements     VS.       PLUS/Private Loans
Interest does not accrue or capitalize. Interest accrues and capitalizes.
Your credit score does not affect the terms of your ISA. Your credit score may affect the terms of your loan and could impact your eligibility.
Monthly payments are based on a percentage of your income. You pay a fixed amount each month, regardless of your income.
Payments don’t start until you make above the minimum salary level in your ISA contract. You make payments, even if you are not making an income.
You only make ISA payments within a specific timeframe, usually 5-7 years. After that your obligation is over. Loan payment term can extend indefinitely until you pay off the principal and interest.
You know the maximum amount you’ll pay, no matter what. Interest is capitalized, so the final payoff amount can increase over the life of the loan if you do not make minimum monthly payments.

XR Terra is on a mission to empower the next generation of XR talent through innovative programs and partnerships.

We work with XR experts, enterprise partners and academic institutions to create an industry-driven training program with the goal to graduate
market-competitive XR talent.

XR Terra was founded in 2019 in response to the growing need for a structured, outcome-focused training program to educate aspiring XR professionals. We are a team of XR experts, edtech and worktech professionals and passionate entrepreneurs that believe in creating impactful learning models for the digital world.

AR & VR Developer Program
The AR & VR Developer Program is designed for software developers, engineers, and students.

The AR and VR Developer Program is a 12-week, intensive, part-time program. The course provides training and project experience necessary to develop dynamic virtual reality and augmented reality applications.

With live instruction, industry-based projects, and a focus on getting you portfolio-ready, the program will give you all the tools you need as productive members of an XR-focused software development team.

Beyond development skills, the program helps you learn how to analyze trends and market problems and to leverage XR to creative innovative solutions.

Our advanced AR & VR development bootcamp gives current software engineers the skills and experience that gets them hired at top XR companies.

The specialized curriculum for the program covers several aspects of AR and VR development including:

  • XR – AR VR Foundation, Use Cases, and Emerging Trends
  • Introduction to Unity engine basics including asset management and C# programming basics
  • Unity Audio, Video, Animation, and Particle Effects
  • 3D Interactions, Cameras, and Navigation
  • Project Management for AR VR applications
  • Prototyping AR and VR applications
  • Taking AR VR applications from prototype to ready-to-publish
  • Product Pitch and Presentations
  • Showcase and Portfolios

Course Overview

  • 12 Weeks – Online
  • 7 hours weekly – Live Session
  • 5+ hours weekly – Self Study
  • 1-1 Office hours with Instructors

AR & VR Visual Design Program
The AR & VR Visual Design Program is designed for designers, artists, and students.

The AR and VR Visual Design Program is a 12-week program that provides training and project experience on user experience (UX) and user interface (UI) for immersive AR and VR experiences.

With live instruction, industry-based projects, and a focus on getting you portfolio-ready, the program will give you all the tools you need to launch your career as an expert in UX / UI for AR and VR.

Our advanced AR & VR visual design bootcamp gives current graphic designers, 3D modelers and artists the skills and experience to design Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality applications.

The specialized curriculum covers all aspects of UX and UI for AR and VR including:

  • Storyboarding and Wireframing
  • AR and VR Prototyping
  • Unity UI Projects and Systems
  • Unity Audio, Video, Animation, and Particle Effects
  • UX and UI for 2D and 3D projects
  • XR Design Package
  • Product Pitch and Presentations
  • Professional Project Portfolio

Course Overview

  • 12 Weeks – Online
  • 7 hours weekly – Live Session
  • 5+ hours weekly – Self Study
  • 1-1 Office hours with Instructors

AR & VR For Business
The AR & VR for Business Program from XR Terra is a part-time, 6-week program that will empower you with fluency in the business language of AR VR MR, and equip you with a pragmatic framework to turn ideas into real solutions with measurable ROI.

This AR & VR for Business course will help you answer those questions. Upon completion of this course, you will be fluent in the business language of XR, and prepared to lead digital transformation initiatives that leverage AR & VR to bring innovation, growth, and efficiency to your business.

This course utilizes case studies and industry expertise to illustrate the real-world impact of AR & VR across industries, and prepare you to lead digital transformation in your business.

  • Connect with AR & VR experts to hear first-hand accounts and discuss their experience
  • Recognize how AR & VR strategies succeed or fail through industry case studies with AR & VR experts that have realized real ROI
  • Learn the fundamentals of the AR & VR industry and it’s growing market
  • Discover the businesses, technology and skillsets that make up the AR & VR ecosystem
  • Experience hands-on demos of AR & VR technology and solutions
  • Explore frameworks to building winning XR strategies that result in value-generating AR & VR use cases and solutions
  • Throughout this course, you will learn from XR industry experts and discuss their experiences. You will hear first-hand accounts of successes and failures in the AR & VR industry, share your viewpoint, and discuss winning strategies with the experts.

Course Highlights

  • 3 hours of weekly live sessions
  • 6+ case studies across different industries
  • Round-table discussions with industry experts
  • Hands-on experience with AR VR solutions
  • Frameworks for developing AR VR strategies
  • Business planning for building AR VR teams

School-reported AR/VR Market Data

  • 88% of mid-market companies are already using some form of AR or VR as part of their business
  • XR engineers earn a salary premium of 30-50% above traditional software engineers

Prerequisites

  • AR & VR Developer Program – Software development background, computer science degree, or equivalent experience.
    • Experience in 3D modeling preferred
    • Experience in programming with C#
    • For beginners, we recommend Unity C# Survival Guide for learning basics and exploring more advanced concepts.
  • AR & VR Visual Design Program – 2+ years of experience in 2D design
  • AR & VR For Business Program – This program is designed for business leaders with a strategic interest in AR, VR and digital transformation initiatives.

Tuition & Payment Plans

  • AR & VR Developer Program
    • Full Payment Plan – $6000 (Free Oculus Quest with single full payment for the AR VR Developer Program or the AR VR Visual Design Program.)
    • 3 Month Plan – $1950 per month
    • 6 Month Plan – $1000 per month
    • 12 Month Plan – $550 per month
  • AR & VR Visual Design Program
    • Full Payment Plan – Design – $5,400 (10% Discount)
    • 3 Month Plan – $1,900 per month (5% Discount)
    • 6 Month Plan – $1,000 per month
    • 12 Month Plan – $550 per month
  • AR & VR For Business Program
    • 6 Week Intensive, Part-Time Bootcamp – $2,100

Financial Aid
Traditional financial aid options are not available for XR Terra. However, you may be eligible to pay for tuition through the MentorWorks Income Share Agreement (ISA) program. With an ISA, a student has his or her education supported by an investor, in return for a contract to pay a specified percentage of income for a fixed period of time after graduation.

  • ISA payments adjust according to levels of income
  • Monthly payments are calculated by applying the student’s income share rate to their total monthly earned income
  • ISA obligations can be ended earlier by making early payments as listed in an early payment schedule

Check ISA availability at this or another school.

Income Share Agreements may be issued by Blue Ridge Bank, N.A.

 

ISAs may be issued by Blue Ridge Bank, N.A. Information above provided by XR Terra, (2020). MentorWorks Education Capital, Inc. (MentorWorks) is not a representative of XR Terra and this listing does not constitute a recommendation, endorsement, or accreditation. XR Terra is not a representative or an affiliate of MentorWorks or Blue Ridge Bank, N.A. References on this website to XR Terra do not guarantee ISA eligibility or serve as financial advice. You should carefully consider your choice of educational program and seek advice from a qualified advisor.

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What We Do at MentorWorks & How We Help Students

 

THE MENTORWORKS MISSION

Our mission is to open pathways to education and careers for students and candidates who may not have had the financial or social capital to do it on their own.

 

MENTORWORKS FUND & SUPPORT MODEL

Which Students We Fund

  • College juniors & seniors and Master’s degree / post-graduate students
  • Trainees in boot-camp, professional or trade certificate programs
  • Aspiring career-changers & experienced professionals facing unemployment

How We Support Job Candidates

  • Talent Accelerator Platform (TAP) – comprehensive, personalized job search & career coaching program
  • MW Labs Experience – experiential learning opportunities to propose solutions to hiring employers
  • Employer Engagement – live virtual events with employers, mentoring sessions and practice interviews