How to stop blocking people from getting into tech

Hi FreeCodeCampers!

I’m a teacher and web developer, and I have recently been thinking a lot about how the ‘split’ for people in and outside of the industry works like. I would like to discuss that with you, as I know that there’s plenty of people here who already have their first jobs. Here’s the link to the article I’ve written:

I would like to talk about how it was for you - was your story similar to mine? Do you know any newbies who are trying to get in without success?