NEW YORK (WNYW/FOX) - Some high school students are learning a very valuable skill this summer - the ins and outs of computer coding and web design.
To many of us, it's a foreign language. But kids as young as 14 are learning it all at the New York Code and Design Academy in the Financial District.
It's part of an intensive computer camp a startup in lower Manhattan operates.
"We teach them everything from HTML to the basic languages for building a website," said Jeremy Snepar, CEO and co-founder of the academy.
Snepar worked as an investment banker advising media companies and discovered a need to train people in tech skills.
Successful graduates have gone on to make their own websites in fashion design and food tracking.
The academy also offers a full-time web development course.
Many students are beginners like Patricia O'Connor. The former lawyer put herself up to the coding challenge and admitted it was intimidating at first.
"Little by little, and you see results and you get the rewards back right away," O'Connor said. "Anyone out there, I don't care how old or young you are, you can do this. That's the truth."
Class costs range from $2,000 to $10,000 and can run for four to 12 weeks.
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