I’m often asked, “what types of people go through The Iron Yard?” Having met hundreds of our graduates personally, I know first-hand that there isn’t a single mold our students fit. This week, I caught up with Heather Conley, a graduate from our Atlanta campus, who is a great example.
Before attending The Iron Yard, Heather had turned her passion for ballet into a career as a professional dancer and arts administrator. After several decades, though, she began to realize that she had hit a ceiling in career growth and started to think about new opportunities. Code schools first came onto her radar after she read an article about bootcamps and she then explored several programs. After going to an open house at The Iron Yard, she knew from both the welcoming environment and her interactions with the staff that it was the place for her. The decision was reinforced by meeting a graduate and hearing about the job that graduate found shortly after completing the program.