DevLeague, Kingsland University partner for $1 million in scholarships

Hawaii residents to benefit from up to $1 million worth of scholarships to software engineering and cybersecurity certification programs to further support the state’s economic recovery and workforce diversity initiatives.


DevLeague, Hawaii’s only immersive technical training program for software engineering and cybersecurity professionals, has announced a strategic partnership with Kingsland University, a leading organization that provides social impact through education.

The new alliance includes $1 million in scholarships that will be immediately available to 400 veterans and Hawaii residents to help build Hawaii’s tech workforce through the latest, job-ready skills training that provides accelerated career opportunities and re-careering pathways.

“This partnership will help prepare those in Hawaii for high-tech jobs in the digital workforce,” Governor David Ige said. “I want to thank Kingsland University for making this investment in Hawaii’s future, and I am grateful that DevLeague will be able to mentor and train even more of Hawaii’s best and brightest for careers in technology.”

Led by industry experts, tech practitioners and educators with real world experience, Kingsland University focuses on preparing students for the most in-demand, highly paid career paths within emerging technologies such as software engineering, cybersecurity, and blockchain development with starting salaries typically ranging from $55,000 to $70,000 a year.

“COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on the economy and the people of Hawaii,” said DevLeague co-founder Russel Cheng. “However, it has also accelerated the transition to the digital economy and increased opportunities for Hawaii residents to access well-paying, high-growth, tech jobs without having to leave for the mainland.

John Souza

“DevLeague’s exclusive partnership with Kingsland will bring new and improved curriculum, expanded in-demand career offerings, and accreditation for its programs, as well as access to a larger global network and access to all neighbor islands – such as Kauai, Big Island and Maui,” he added.

“The DevLeague team has built a strong community and industry network here in Hawaii. We want to continue that growth,” said John Souza, CEO of Kingsland University. “Our goal is to greatly increase accessibility to top quality skills training so that people of all backgrounds can take advantage of the vast career opportunities.”

Founded in 2013 by local entrepreneurs Jason Sewell and Russel Cheng, DevLeague has helped more than 300 graduates’ transition into new career paths in the technology sector at companies, such as Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Apple, Nike, Accenture, Riot Games, Booz Allen, Hawaii Pacific Health, eWorld, Hawaii Resources Group, DISA Pacific Command, State of Hawaii and City and County of Honolulu IT enterprise divisions.

DevLeague is excited to announce the launch of new classes, powered by Kingsland University, starting on January 25, 2021. For more information and to sign up, visit

About DevLeague

Located in Hawaii, DevLeague is the premier technical boot camp in the Pacific, designed to provide mentorship and training to motivated individuals seeking a career path in modern technology. We teach in-demand technical skills such as Software Engineering and Cybersecurity to help our students transition into a new career path in technology.

About Kingsland University

Founded in 2009 and based in Atlanta, Kingsland University is a leading organization that provides social impact through education and addresses the generational crisis in the industry with a new type of education model.  The accredited institution provides individuals with access to training opportunities, career exploration and preparation, development, apprenticeships, and more for the most in-demand and highest paying jobs within emerging technologies. Kingsland University has successfully delivered global education programs to some of the world’s most respected companies, universities, government agencies, and not-for profits, amassing over 175,000 students worldwide. To learn more, visit


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