Code Platoon offers software development training for Veterans and spouses

Guided and self-paced programs available


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Veterans and their spouses can train to become professional, certified software developers with Code Platoon’s Coding Bootcamp, an immersive, hands-on training program with opportunities for paid internships (in Chicago only) and job placements as a web developer upon graduation.

What does Coding Bootcamp training cover?

The Code Platoon Coding Bootcamp covers everything needed to work as a “full-stack developer,” which means Veterans and spouses can get hands-on experience in building front-facing websites and behind-the-scenes databases. Over the 14-week full-time training course, students will learn about today’s web development tools, programming languages, industry best practices, and even some soft skills to help them become well-rounded professionals prepared for finding a job.

There are also evening and weekend courses available, which run for 28 weeks and cover the same curriculum as the 14-week course. And there is a self-paced coding program that is free to Veterans, active duty service members, and military spouses. For students new to coding, Code Platoon offers Intro to Coding and Bootcamp prep classes. Currently, Coding Bootcamp classes are all online for safety reasons.

Who is eligible?

Anyone who has served at least one day in the military (or is married to someone who has) is eligible to apply to Code Platoon, including National Guard and Reserve. The Code Platoon team works individually with each incoming student, providing a personal connection right from the start.

What does it cost?

Code Platoon accepts the GI Bill for in-person students, VET TEC, VR&E, and Skillbridge. For students who do not want to use VA benefits or have exhausted their benefits, Code Platoon offers scholarships, including full scholarships for women, Transgender, and Black and Hispanic students. Contact Code Platoon for more information on program costs.

“Code Platoon has a long-standing partnership with the Department of Veteran Affairs. Our team works tirelessly to ensure Veterans and spouses can utilize their educational benefits to participate in our programs. We are grateful VA recognizes the importance and impact of coding boot camps in helping fill the increasing need for technical talent in our country.”

Rod Levy, Code Platoon Executive Director and Founder

How to Apply

Check out Code Platoon’s program site to learn more about the program, eligibility, training curriculum, costs, and other important information. When you’re ready to apply, click here to start your application.

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For more information on the program, eligibility, and application process, Contact Code Platoon at info@codeplatoon.org.

“As a recent graduate of this program, I can honestly say this is the experience of a lifetime. All members of the program respect you as an individual with varying life experiences and see you as a human. If you want respect and validation, this is the place for you.”

Stephen, 2020 graduate

Author

Kiran Dhillon

An insatiably curious storyteller, Kiran is the communications lead for the Multi-Channel Technology Directorate with VA’s Veterans Experience Office. Kiran joined the Department of Veterans Affairs by way of the Department of Defense and the U.S. Peace Corps.