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The Iron Yard to close all locations

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A South Carolina-based coding school that initially offered guarantees of employment as it rapidly opened locations across the U.S. has decided to close all operations.

The Iron Yard, which started in Greenville in 2012, cryptically said in a statement that the coding school was closing “considering the current environment.” Calls to The Iron Yard’s headquarter's location were not returned.

The Iron Yard, which has 15 campuses in eight states and Washington, D.C., said it plans to close down after summer classes are finished, and will follow through on career support.

“In considering the current environment, the board of The Iron Yard has made the difficult decision to cease operations at all campuses after teaching out remaining summer cohorts,” the company said in a statement posted online.

The Iron Yard started as a collaboration between The Next Big Thing and CoWork Greenville and grew to campuses across the Southeast and as far west as Las Vegas. The company closed several locations last month, including Columbia, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Cincinnati and San Antonio.

“While our journey is coming to an end, we will always take pride in the thousands of people our staff helped to launch new career,” the statement said.

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