Story excerpt provided by The Plain Dealer.
Written by Marcia Pledger.
Randy Lacey was a line cook for years before working as a warehouse department supervisor, but the bottom line was he wanted a career, not another job. A tech career seemed so far out of reach – at least not without more student loans.
Then he heard about Cleveland Codes. It’s a brand new 16-week tech bootcamp that’s based on the successful training model at Edwin’s Leadership and Restaurant Institute on Shaker Square. The big difference is that while Edwin’s is aimed at ex-offenders who deserve a second chance, this new coding camp at Cuyahoga Community College is aimed at low-income and underemployed people who have high scores on a coding aptitude test.
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Originally published June 29, 2016.