Asked Questions

What are the requirements for taking the first step - filling out a Member Interest Form?

Our eligibility requirements are as follows; members must meet all requirements:

  • 25 years of age or older
  • Identify as a woman
  • Personal annual income that does not exceed $50,000
  • Read, speak, and write English
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Want a full-time career after completing one of our skills trainings
  • Authorized to work in the US
  • Able to invest 10 hrs. / week with a combination of onsite and at-home independent study.
  • Have stable housing and able to access Rung’s campus in South St. Louis City
  • Meet industry background standards

If you answered “yes” to all of the above, please fill out our Member Interest form or read more.

What is the purpose of the assessment? What if I don't do well?

The initial assessment is designed to help us better understand your current skill set and four areas that members should come in with a foundational understanding of: Reading Comprehension, Triple Digit Math, Problem Solving, and Computer Literacy.  If you don’t meet our threshold to move forward with the admission process, we have free resources for you to utilize to prepare to retake the assessment.

What if I am not interested in a career in technology or advanced manufacturing? Should I still apply?

No. (*Not at this time)

All potential members will choose between 2 career verticals: Technology or Advanced Manufacturing. With these skills, there are a wide variety of different possible careers and roles to explore.

What is the application deadline? When does the program begin?

The application for our Spring 2024 Cohort is open! Accepted applicants will begin programming in March 2024.

What kind of time commitment should I expect?

Time commitment will vary depending on the skills track and subsequent training that you choose. However, we tell members to expect to dedicate at least 10 hours a week (combination of in-person and online work), in-person on campus at least one night a week, for up to 14 months.

What if I live outside of St. Louis? Can I still apply?

Currently, our programming requires that members be able to attend in-person training at our facility in south St. Louis regularly (an average of 1 evening a week). Please consider if you are able to make that commitment before applying.

What if my income is more than $50,000?

If your personal earned income is over $50,000 and you have unique circumstances, we will take that into consideration during the admissions review process.