Coding boot camps are trending all throughout the country. This is a clear indicator of the importance many are putting on young people being able to code as a job skill. Miriam Jordan of the Wall Street Journal touches on this in a new article titled “Coding ‘Boot Camp’ Opens High-Tech Doors.”
Jordan writes, “A few months ago, Edgar Cordova was a college student piling up debt and struggling to balance his studies with odd jobs. Today, the 20-year-old is working for a Boulder software developer. ‘For the first time, I can afford things I need,’ said Mr. Cordova, the son of a janitor. What changed his trajectory is SeedPaths, a computer-coding “boot camp” that runs an eight-week course for low-income adults, with the help of federal funds. The Denver company partners with county workforce centers, which tap the federal Workforce Investment Act to cover the $6,000 cost. Tech companies, the health-care industry and other sectors are competing fiercely for individuals proficient in software languages used to build everything from websites to mobile apps. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that hiring of software developers, who earned a median $90,000 in 2012, will grow at a rate twice as fast as the average for all occupations through 2022. To meet this demand, coding academies are sprouting up, offering training stretching from a few weeks to several months and costing as much as $20,000.”
The Deseret News also looks at coding boot camps in an article titled “The few, the proudly employed, the coding boot camp graduates.” Matthew Jelalian of the Deseret News writes, “According to SkilledUp.com, there are over 70 coding boot camps nationwide. Most of them are found in the Western United States with a few in Canada and Europe. Coding boot camp coursework can last anywhere between six and 12 weeks and cost around $5,000 to $10,000 to complete. The best-selling point of these boot camps, however, is their job placement. Coding Campus — a newer boot camp in Provo, Utah, with smaller class sizes of five to 10 students — claims a 93 percent job placement of graduates. According to Coding Campus’ program director, Sariah Masterson, the prospects of employment is what motivates students to get into the program and finish.”
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