These days, knowing how to code is almost as important as knowing how to tie your shoes or brush your teeth.
As technology becomes more and more integral to every industry, coding skills have become an extremely valuable asset to job seekers across the board. However, according to a recent survey, many K-12 programs and universities are not preparing those core skills that employers are currently seeking. In an effort to bridge the gap and build a more diverse workforce, innovative coding programs are providing crucial education to populations that are often underrepresented in the tech field.
Here are five coding schools, bootcamps and programs around the country that are teaching valuable skills — and changing the face of tech.