WeWork has Bought Flatiron School

Connect the nodes

From FastCo:

“WeWork’s culture is one in which we are always ready to do more, to learn more, and we are proud to expand our offering with this new platform for learning,” said WeWork CEO Adam Neumann. “In Flatiron, we have found a partner who shares our vision of connecting people–through space, design, technology, and community–and understands that those connections are what humanizes the way we work and live. We are all students for life.”

Seems like everyone is digging a moat around their business these days. WeWork will start rolling out Flatiron School bootcamps at select offices in the future. Very interesting move. Bootcamps are pretty contentious. While most American graduates are seeing a employment decline in the post-grad life — many see these “code schools” are seen as a panacea.

Many of these schools have post-grad salary claims that are obviously inflated. Flatiron ,was among them as well — the company apparently paid a tiny out-of-court settlement. Then again, what schools don’t make unsubstantiated claims about their students and alumni?

WeWork is building a colossal network. Connecting the tenants of education and craft won’t be easy, but you have to start somewhere.

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