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.
Learn more about code camps:
- 10 Things You Need to Know About Coding Camps
- Coding camp movement shows spike in graduates and schools in 2015, new survey says
- Coding camp graduates are snagging jobs and higher salaries, says new survey
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