In his new book, The Vanishing American Adult: Our Coming-of-Age Crisis–and How to Rebuild a Culture of Self-Reliance, Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse says young people in the U.S. are failing to launch. He explained to Elaine Quijano on “Red & Blue” how we ended up here and what Americans can do to prepare for adulthood.

There are lots of opportunities and resources for young people who want to succeed at launching their careers. Here at WorkingNation, staffer Jaimie Stevens was looking to grow her skillset. Jaimie kept hearing over and over again about how learning to code is one of the greatest approaches to making yourself future-proof in the workplace.

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Jaimie decided to take a free introductory class through General Assembly, a coding school startup that offers courses in coding, marketing, UX & design, product management, data science, and career development.

Check out Jaimie’s eye-opening account of taking a coding class alongside people from all different careers. “Thanks to this experience,” Jaimie writes, “I see more clearly the opportunity I have to improve my future in the workplace. All it takes is the right approach to learning a new skill and the willingness to step into a new world.”

Quiz: How FutureProof Are You?