Treehouse to Train 10,000 Oregon Residents Coding

  • Scott Blickensderfer
  • June 24, 2014
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Treehouse is an online tech training platform geared toward all people who aim to learn computer programming and web design.

Ryan Carson, founder and CEO of Treehouse, believes workshops and conferences that require students to be physically present narrow their outreach. Conferences can host a finite amount of students, and their class is limited to students who can afford the travel expenses.

“We wanted to do something we felt could impact millions of people couldn’t afford it,” Carson said.

According to Treehouse, “Over 75,000 students and companies, ranging from beginners to professionals, use Treehouse to develop and improve their skills.”

Americans who learn web design through Treehouse on average earn $73,000 per year, which is 41 percent higher than the national average, according to Treehouse.



On June 19, Treehouse kicked off “Code Oregon,” which seeks to train 10,000 Oregonians for high-paying tech jobs.

Treehouse’s Code Oregon forms a partnership with Worksystems, the local workforce investment board. Worksystems is in charge of the distribution of Treehouse’s accounts. According to an Upstart Business Journal article, their courses will include HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP and Ruby, in addition to development for iOS, Android and WordPress.

Treehouse acknowledges that tech executives are always looking for talent.

“This should create a new talent pool to hire from,” Carson said. “The main issue is there isn’t enough people to do the design and development work, especially in smaller markets like Portland. We’re excited about changing that.”









Photo: Courtesy photo/Treehouse’s Ryan Carson is on track to meeting his ambitious work-training goal. / Upstart


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Scott Blickensderfer is the office's token Midwesterner. When he isn't writing business interest articles or editing up a storm, he can be seen quietly eating crackers at his desk. He probably knows a lot about corn.