He skipped college, went to this Miami coding school — and got a US$8,000 raise

Wyntalent UX designer and Teaching Assistant Calvin Simms poses for the picture at the Wyncode Academy on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, in Miami. (David Santiago/Miami Herald/TNS)

MIAMI: Calvin Simms always wanted to be a designer. 

Growing up mostly in Fort Lauderdale with two working parents, Simms says he stayed in Florida partly because of finances. Cities with top industrial design schools were just too expensive. After taking classes at Miami-Dade and Palm Beach community colleges, he landed a job at a Fortune 500 company in its travel department. 

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