International Coding School Iron Yard to Open Campus in Downtown Detroit

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The Iron Yard, an international coding school, has announced it will open a campus in downtown Detroit next month, offering 12-week classes in front-end and back-end engineering.

"Detroit is quickly gaining a national reputation as a hotbed for tech jobs and innovation," says Eric Dodds, co-founder and chief marketing officer at The Iron Yard. "With more than 600 junior-level programming jobs posted in the last 90 days alone, our goal is to help meet Detroit’s demand for a talented tech workforce by preparing a stream of creative, professional software developers.”

Dobbs says the courses, which begin March 14, are designed to prepare students to enter the workforce as junior programmers following graduation. Classes are full-time and include courses on Java, C#, and JavaScript, among others. He says the classes are located inside the 1001 Woodward building (former First Federal Building) at Michigan and Woodward avenues.

“No longer known just for its auto industry, Detroit is also home to a range of companies and entrepreneurs in health care, defense, information technology, and homeland security,” says Jordan Skole, campus director for The Iron Yard’s Detroit campus. “The opportunities for tech talent in all of these industries is huge, and we look forward to working with future students, employers, and members of Detroit’s tech community.”

Skole says future programs that could be offered at the Detroit campus include mobile engineering, data science, and design.

He says enrollment is now open. 

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