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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Coding Boot Camps Try To Fill Tech Worker Gap

Bill Rice of WCPN paid a visit to the Software Craftsmanship Guild boot camp in Akron, Ohio. (Bill Rice/WCPN)

Bill Rice of WCPN paid a visit to the Software Craftsmanship Guild boot camp in Akron, Ohio. (Bill Rice/WCPN)

Technology touches many aspects of our lives and one outcome is certain: more tech jobs. Job openings for software developers are growing at a faster rate than trained workers.

Across the country, tech entrepreneurs are offering coding boot camps. Students at these boot camps are trained to write code in just three months, rather than spending four years in college studying computer science.

Bill Rice of Here & Now contributing station WCPN visited the Software Craftsmanship Guild boot camp in Akron, Ohio, and brought us this story.

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