"The rapid growth of accelerated learning programs providing training to aspiring high-tech professionals—the best known being the “coding academies” or “bootcamps”—have recently been the subject of both optimism and skepticism. The attraction of these alternative learning providers is straightforward: in a relatively short period (months, not years) an individual can gain marketable skills. Given the high cost of traditional higher education and the need to train a new generation of tech economy workers, the growth of alternative learning providers seems likely to continue. But, while the education market is ripe for this kind of disruption, it remains a highly regulated space with numerous potential pitfalls."
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