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The Iron Yard coding school shutting down, including campuses in Raleigh, Durham

Left to right, Smashing Boxes coding academy students David Perry, Peter Byrne and Rebecca Conley (all standing) get feedback from coding class teaching assistant Chet Corey, seated, lower right, after the trio made a trial run audiovisual presentation of their class app project Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014 in the Iron Yard coding academy classroom in The Underground at Durham’s American Tobacco Campus.
Left to right, Smashing Boxes coding academy students David Perry, Peter Byrne and Rebecca Conley (all standing) get feedback from coding class teaching assistant Chet Corey, seated, lower right, after the trio made a trial run audiovisual presentation of their class app project Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014 in the Iron Yard coding academy classroom in The Underground at Durham’s American Tobacco Campus. hlynch@newsobserver.com

The Iron Yard coding school is shutting down.

The company announced Thursday that it was ceasing operations at all of its campuses – including one in Raleigh and one in Durham.

Over the past four years, The Iron Yard has taught code to prepare students for careers as software developers.

“The industry as a whole is still young and its leaders face the challenge of a nascent market, as well as the demands facing all institutions in the higher education marketplace,” the company wrote on its website Thursday. “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. We will finish out summer classes completely, including career support.

“While our journey is coming to an end, we will always take pride in the thousands of people our staff helped to launch new careers.”

In an email to alumni Thursday, the company said its local employees will remain on campus providing career support services through Nov. 3, when the Durham campus officially closes.

The Iron Yard also has campuses in Atlanta, Austin, Charleston, Charlotte, Dallas, Greenville, S.C., Houston, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Nashville, Orlando, Tampa Bay, Fla., and Washington, D.C.

For more information, go to www.theironyard.com.

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