The problem LaunchCode aims to solve has two pieces. First, millions of Americans are unemployed, or stuck in cycles of low wage job after low wage job. Second, companies face a giant tech talent gap. We mean, giant. The US Dept. of Labor projects that 1 million jobs in programming alone will go unfilled by 2020.

The challenge is, good technology jobs typically require a college degree and 3-5 years work experience in the field just to get an interview. So it’s basically impossible for the average person to land one of these jobs, and there simply aren’t enough people with those qualifications out there to fill the need.

The thing is, there are enough driven, talented people out there to fill this gap. They just may not have the traditional degree or background. There are incredible resources available online (see our Learn page for more), and in communities across the country that provide the baseline skills to land a job in technology. The challenge is, there isn’t a pathway fro...
The problem LaunchCode aims to solve has two pieces. First, millions of Americans are unemployed, or stuck in cycles of low wage job after low wage job. Second, companies face a giant tech talent gap. We mean, giant. The US Dept. of Labor projects that 1 million jobs in programming alone will go unfilled by 2020.

The challenge is, good technology jobs typically require a college degree and 3-5 years work experience in the field just to get an interview. So it’s basically impossible for the average person to land one of these jobs, and there simply aren’t enough people with those qualifications out there to fill the need.

The thing is, there are enough driven, talented people out there to fill this gap. They just may not have the traditional degree or background. There are incredible resources available online (see our Learn page for more), and in communities across the country that provide the baseline skills to land a job in technology. The challenge is, there isn’t a pathway from those skills to a job. That’s where LaunchCode comes in.
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