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Podcast: Are traditional computer science degrees still worthwhile?

On episode 17 of the TechRepublic podcast our team dives deep into the world of code camps and technology in education.

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Supply and demand is a beast, and the tech industry is staring straight into the mouth of a half-million-plus jobs gap that will only widen in years to come. In this week's episode, we talk about tech education and how the U.S. government is driving traditional and nontraditional approaches to getting more Americans plugged into jobs faster. But, will throwing support behind initiatives like coding bootcamps work in the long run? And just how skeptical should potential students be of guarantees that hard work, twelve weeks, and several thousand dollars will translate into a career? We discuss updates in the White House's TechHire Initiative and more.

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About Dan Patterson

Dan is a Senior Writer for TechRepublic. He covers cybersecurity and the intersection of technology, politics and government.

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