Check out the latest episode of Express Employment Professionals’ On the Job podcast!
A lot can change in a year – especially the kind of year we’ve all had. This season, we’re shining a light on folks who have chosen unique career paths – by necessity or by choice. You’ll hear surprising stories of people excelling in non-traditional roles and meet folks who have put non-profit work front and center in their lives.
Season 5, Episode 4: Booting Up a Better Career
During the height of the pandemic, unemployment peaked at around 15%. And many of the jobs lost, especially in industries that were already seeing disruption through automation and outsourcing, may never come back. Enter Benny Boas and the Burlington Code Academy. He and his co-founder Alex Horner have created a ‘boot camp’ to teach people new skills, primarily in software coding and interface design. BCA is a lifeline for folks trying to attain new, work-from-home friendly skills – especially single parents who are balancing raising children with making a living.