Updated: Sep 15
Let us spell out what the Hatch Advantage looks like in our Immersive program.
When the first-ever Hatch Immersive ran in mid-June 2018, the atmosphere was a peculiar brew of excitement and nerves. The elation stemmed from finally being able to witness months of blood, sweat and tears take shape into a programme centred around compassion at its core. The jitters, naturally, was an understanding that despite the colossal effort that culminated to this very moment, the journey ahead would be one marked with uncertainty.
The events that followed that faithful day were months of trial-and-error and faith-dampening episodes in effort to fine-tune the programme. Yet amidst the turbulence, an undisputed virtue endured – the tenacity to safeguard the wellbeing every student that comes under our wing. The unspoken promise was this: no matter the circumstances, it was never an option to cut corners and compromise on programme quality. True enough, you’d be surprised by the number of instances when the most convenient alternatives presented themselves. Shutting them down not only goes without saying, it underlines the weight of our word.
Fast-forward 5 batches and 70 lovely Hatch graduates two years later, we still stand by this. A promise renewed with every student that walks through our doors.
What is Hatch Immersive?
For the uninitiated, Hatch Immersive is one of the two main training programmes we offer. Under the programme, students undergo industry skills training in one of two tracks – Digital Marketing or User Interface & User Experience (UI/UX) Design – followed by an internship placement with possible conversion to full-time depending on performance.
The influence in commitment
Our commitment to our Immersive students goes beyond the delivery of training milestones and securing employment outcomes. We dig deeper to uncover and balance their level of aspirations, depth of ability and practical circumstances through one-on-one mentorship and career counselling. Even in their pursuit of other interests beyond our classroom, we push our students to reach their highest potential. For these areas that fall outside of our expertise, we support them by tapping into our wealth of networks to share resources that would be helpful for their endeavours.
That said, while prior educational qualifications are not a pre-requisite to enter the programme, the Immersive prides itself in its ability to jumpstart one’s digital and design career in under 6 months through a strategically-curated curriculum with an emphasis on job experience. To ensure no one is left behind, we make it a point to periodically check in on our students progress – in both their freshly acquired technical skills and additionally on their mental-wellbeing. Should anyone be unable to keep up with the rigour of the curriculum, additional support will be there to help them tide through.