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Learning a special skill is an important aspect of making yourself indispensable in today’s workforce. Plumbers, electricians, mechanics, and countless other workers have some of the strongest job security because there will always be a demand for their crafts. 

Another skill you may have heard of is one of the most valuable in today’s job market: Coding.

Coding is basically another language. Your apps, frequently visited websites, and any other type of software you use is all based on a foundation of code, and learning to code can actually bring amazing benefits, both for work and personal use. You can build yourself a website, become a programmer (a career that is in high demand and pays very well), start your own software business, and learn to fully understand what’s going on inside of computers. Read more…

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