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Cedar Park, TX – March 2020 – Zollege Public Benefit Corporation has announced the acquisition of Vandelay Education and Austin Coding Academy. Vandelay Education provides affordable hands-on training for future dental and medical assistants. With more than 100 schools in over 15 states, Vandelay Education has been striving to lead the change in the for-profit certificate market so that a majority of students begin their careers with zero financial aid and minimal debt. Austin Coding Academy currently serves over 200 students in Austin and Lubbock (Lubbock Coding Academy), providing practical and accessible technical training in software development, as well as partnering with universities and companies to source tech talent and create innovative training solutions to help build a stronger tech workforce.

Our Vision

Vandelay Education and Austin Coding Academy share the same passion with Zollege – producing freedom through education by creating pathways to debt free training. Daily practices of Zollege include providing high quality student support and job placement assistance, driving community outreach and partnerships, and encouraging strong staff development. Zollege employees are ambitious instructors, subject matter experts and oftentimes graduates, that serve as irreplaceable boots on the ground in local communities.

Coding Academy Growth in Dallas

Beginning in the spring, in addition to Austin and Lubbock Coding Academy, new schools across Texas will open with the name, Circle Coding Academy. Circle Coding Academy will host its first cohort in Dallas beginning on April 13, 2020, at the CENTRL Office Downtown Dallas coworking space.

The Circle Coding Academy brand, and its parent, Circle Education, will join Vandelay Education as part of Zollege PBC, operating under the chartered mission of ending student debt and training the future workforce through innovative technical education. With the support of Zollege PBC, Circle Education will pursue national expansion through additional coding bootcamps, to be named “Circle Coding Academy”, K-12 after-school and summer programs, to be named “Early Code”, and through continued strategic partnerships with public and private entities aimed at increasing access to tech and creating innovative training solutions.

Dental and Medical Assistants are Needed Everywhere

Vandelay Education operates over 90 Dental Assistant Schools across Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Texas and Washington. More than ten Medical Assistant Schools run by Vandelay Education exist within Alabama, Louisiana, Nevada and Texas. Upcoming expansions and openings for Vandelay Education include Colorado Dental Assistant Academy and Austin Medical Assistant School, which will establish four campuses around the Austin metropolitan area.


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1335 E. Whitestone Blvd.

Suite W-100

Cedar Park, TX 78613