Workers who already have a college degree now often top off their credentials by doing a stint at a code school—July and August are the peak enrollment periods, says San Francisco-based online code school Bloc. Others seek graduate degrees in computer science, or just study on their own via online courses, to add coding to their resumes.
But many workers of the future (today’s kids) will not only be digital natives—they’ll be fluent natives in the language of coding from an early age. That is, if they get the opportunity. Some elementary schools offer instruction, but not all schools can build basic education in coding into the grade school or even the high school curriculum.