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>blue collar 28 yo >forced to change career due to inj

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>blue collar 28 yo
>forced to change career due to injury
>a few options

One option is going back to college. Not very interested in that.
Looking for something more frugal.
Anyone have experience with freecodecamp.com?
>is it a legit learning source
>do the certificates hold any weight
>if completed what could my employment opportunities be

Will have plenty of free time for awhile. Wanna make the most of it.

>No kneepads
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If you actually enjoy programming then yes, it's a good start.

You will be competing with Pajeets though. Remember.
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>>1741060
I would recommend going to community college for courses
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>>1741386
the education sucks honestly, but it looks better than saying your taught yourself on freecodecamp.com.

study freecodecamp, and go to school at the same time.
most states community college is free, lots of low level computer jobs... honestly I hate working low level IT and I would rather collect my unemployment income or go on disability, unless I land a kush ass government gig.
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>>1741212
I've always been interested, just never pursued it. I'm use to competing with Mexicans and Puerto Ricans lol.

>>1741386
>>1741403
I guess I'll look into community college then. By free do you mean, with grants? Fafsa or whatever they call it. If so, my income for this past year should exclude me. It's been a while since I've dealt with anything like that.
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It depends on your situation and how long you can go without needed a job. But you can 100% bust ass and learn enough from the Internet and trial and error to be decently competitive in programming, web dev, mobile dev etc. Maybe not proper software engineering jobs but the others you can do easy. This is all assuming you don't want to go back to school. Go back to school and you can be competitive in anything.
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>>1741659
depends on your state
california has BOGW
colleges try to make sure you get fasfa, they get kickbacks.
they might allow you to show proof of your current year taxes by showing that your on unemployment or something
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>>1741674
I'm actually still working. I took a new position and reduced pay (1/3 of original). But, with my wife working we still can manage. Just can't save. Web/app development is what was interesting me.

>>1741684
As mentioned above, still working. But I did get comp for about 6 months this past year. And I'm in FL.
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>>1741674
Forgot to mention I'll be able to study at work. We only do about a hour and a half of actual work then we sit around for the rest of the day. Figured I could make use of this down time.
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>>1741746
where do you work?
Government or non-profit?
Are you guy's hiring?
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>>1741746
>>1741734
Ah, well then you can definitely learn web/app development. Because a degree really isn't required for it. Especially once you have a portfolio. I'd suggest picking a language like python and learning the basics. How to do simple, general problems. Then start learning web frameworks in that language since you'll be comfortable. Go to /g/ and look at their web dev general, /wdg/. It's got a good amount of information for beginners.
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>>1741976
I work for a logistics company. Courier/warehouse division, now.
>print route sheets
>give driver route sheets
>scan some boxes
>back to my desk
>stare at wall for 6 1/2 hours
>vidya helps

>>1742052
Thanks for the information. Will look into python.
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