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Coding camp Iron Yard to close operations, including in Charlotte

Evan Dudley works on computer coding during a “crash course” in computer programing hosted by The Iron Yard in 2015.
Evan Dudley works on computer coding during a “crash course” in computer programing hosted by The Iron Yard in 2015. .

The Iron Yard Academy, the computer programming training camp that has a campus in Charlotte, is shutting down after finishing up its summer programs.

“In considering the current environment, the board of The Iron Yard has made the difficult decision to cease operations at all campuses after teaching out remaining summer cohorts,” the company said in a statement on the company’s website, adding that it will finish the current summer courses and continue to provide career support to its students.

Founded in 2012, the Greenville, S.C.-based coding school provides crash courses in web development and digital marketing. Length of the programs ranges from two to 12 weeks. A 12-week crash course at the Iron Yard costs $12,000.

The coding school established its presence in Charlotte in 2015 and operates in cities across the country including Atlanta, Austin, Indianapolis and Las Vegas.

The company was one of a few coding schools that offered classes in Charlotte as the city’s need for technology talent surged in recent years. Other similar programs include Tech Talent South, which provides an 8-week programming course.

Wei Zhou: 704-358-5240

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