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Coding ‘Boot Camp’ Opens High-Tech Doors

wsj.com

BOULDER, Colo.—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.