The New York Times- Flatiron School: Obama Kicks Off US Effort to Fill High-Paying Tech Jobs

Adam Enbar, a co-founder of the Flatiron School, said his academy, which started in the fall of 2012, provided three to five months of training to students and now graduates about 300 a year who move on to jobs paying on average of $70,000 annually at places like Google and Intel.

“We just started a school out of nowhere. We had no pedigree,” Mr. Enbar said. “The fact that these companies are hiring from a school like ours shows that there’s a thirst for talent and that the traditional training programs aren’t working.”