Can a coding boot camp reboot your career?

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Maggie Yang was working as an insurance underwriter in Toronto when she began to realize that business was increasingly moving online. So three years after starting her career in the industry, she decided she needed a reboot — at a coding boot camp.“I always liked to learn new stuff,” said Yang, a graduate of the University of Toronto with a major in economics and a minor in statistics. “So I started checking out developer courses.”Global NewsHelp us improve Globalnews.caGlobal NewsTake the survey now!Story continues below

She landed at Lighthouse Labs, one of a growing breed of private schools that teach one and one thing only: coding.READ MORE: The $100K entry-level job you can get here in CanadaLess than five months later, she started work as a junior full-stack developer for a U.S. consulting company.Yang is one of more than 15,000 people who have graduated from Canadian coding boot camps, according to research provided exclusively to Global News by CourseCompare, a website that compares courses and training programs in business, technology and design.“Canada’s first coding boot camps opened their doors in 2012, but they’ve already helped a significant number of Canadians transition into and succeed in the tech sector,” said Robert Furtado, founder and CEO of CourseCompare.WATCH: Toronto is fastest growing tech city in North America

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