In response to anticipated layoffs of local teachers, Coding Dojo is offering scholarships for up to 30 such affected teachers who want to change careers and get into the tech sphere.

The tech school announced it is offering $420,000 in scholarships, which equates to the tuition cost for 30 people.

Changes in how Washington schools receive funding is leaving school districts with choices on how to operate in the 2019-2020 school year with budget cuts in the millions.

And while teachers might be losing their jobs, the tech industry is experiencing an insurgence of open positions that need filling. Coding Dojo noted there could be an estimated 1 million computer programming positions left unfilled in 2020.

Coding Dojo’s 14-week program can be taken over the summer and will take teachers through the gamut of programing, enabling graduates to enter the industry as entry-level software developers, or potentially find work teaching programming.

Scholarship applicants are a little limited in when they can attend, however, with the June, July, August, or September cohorts being the only options.

For more information, visit Coding Dojo online.

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