I guess so but you are not really attracting raw talent, or even people genuinely interested.
Most probably folk who have their company pay the costs so they can have something to stick on their resume for the next promotion.
But yes a price upwards of 2k or 4k would indeed be prohibitive for many.
I guess you are correct in saying there are costs involved with training and of course we all have bills to pay.
If these courses became successful maybe the Nem foundation could add some funds for small initiatives here and there that allow for a few free courses now and then, say as a prize for a competition or something.
Anyway I have edited my post, my apologies for the rant, I really have no authority or business making harsh criticisms so that is why I have edited the post and left it at that.