Exceptional Bootcamp for Extraordinary Vets

 

We turn veterans into software developers.

Hard work that pays

 

Now accepting applications for the Fall 2018 cohort.

Code Platoon devotion to the veteran community is unprecedented. The lead instructor, Jon, is uniquely qualified to get veterans into the tech community. He cares about the students and is a real fan of the technologies he teaches.
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Raul V., Bravo Platoon Graduate, U.S. Navy

Software Engineer, Trustwave

In the 14 weeks of study, I acquired a greater depth of knowledge in Software Development than I could have attained in over a year of studying on my own. The quality of instruction and depth of understanding gained in each area is unparalleled.
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Conlin M., Bravo Platoon Graduate, U.S. Marines

Software Engineer, Raise

If you are a Veteran and are looking at Developer Bootcamps, Code Platoon is the best choice by far. I went from an under employed Veteran with no idea what I was going to do to a software engineer at an awesome company, in less than a year. Full review

John C., Bravo Platoon Graduate, U.S. Marines

Software Engineer, Chicago Trading Company

Take all of that and add a generous tuition-assistance program coupled with companies willing to grant internship slots to new graduates, and you have a package that is unmatched by any other boot camp.
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Javier R., Alpha Platoon Graduate, U.S. Air Force

Software Engineer, Power Reviews

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Affordable

Generous scholarships and GI Bill acceptance lower tuition cost by 80% to 100% of the average code bootcamp cost.

Employable

A strong network provides internship and full-time opportunities with placement rates comparable to top schools.

Familiar

Diverse military experience from a close-knit student-body with a personal support system and culture of camaraderie.

Avg. Salary in Dollars ($) for Software Developers (2014 BLS)

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Avg. Unemployment Rate: Veterans, 20-35yr (Survey: IVMF Sept. 2015)

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Avg. Unemployment Rate: Non-Veterans, 20-35yr (Survey: IVMF Sept. 2015)

Available Software Developer Jobs (Indeed.com, 2015)

Code Platoon receives $25,000 grant from Illinois’ Vets Cash program

Code Platoon is proud to announce a $25,000 grant from the Illinois Department of Veteran Affairs Vets Cash program. Vets Cash, launched in 2006, was the first lottery game in the United States to designate 100 percent of its net proceeds to veterans. To date, Vets...

Student Story: Code Platoon experience gives Computer Science grad more confidence in tech skills

The following is from Leanne Keene, a student in the Echo cohort When I finished grad school last year, I still felt like I was missing some critical piece of knowledge. I knew I would be qualified for jobs in the software industry because of my computer science...

Code Platoon joins industry group geared at reporting honest student outcomes

Code Platoon is committed to providing the highest quality education for veterans in Illinois. We are proud of our program and alumni but needed a way to quantify and standardize our outcomes. The Council on Integrity in Results Reporting (CIRR) provides us and many...

Now Hear This: Code Platoon Approved for the GI Bill!

If you’re a veteran who has yet to use their benefits or if you’re transitioning out of the service, think about using your GI Bill to start your career in tech. We’ve heard time and again from startups, major corporations, and other employers in the tech...

Code Platoon Web Development Bootcamp Approved for GI Bill Eligibility

Code Platoon, a non-profit coding bootcamp for veterans, gets approval from the VA for GI Bill use.

Code Platoon & Deloitte Team Up to Present: “Code Camp: Make Tech Your Next Step”

A half-day session for veterans designed to introduce the fundamentals of coding and explore career opportunities in technology. Learn how you can receive hands-on experience, train to enter the technology field, and take the first step toward a new career path with Code Platoon.

3 Industries That Love to Hire Veterans

For many veterans, finding the right career path can be a tremendous struggle. While a growing number of industries are becoming more open to the idea of hiring military veterans, there are a few career fields that actively seek to hire vets and are also a great fit...

From Deployed to Deploying: 5 Similarities between the Military and Startup Life

Taking on a principal role for Purple Gator roughly four years ago was a leap of faith. Even though I loved the idea of our flagship product, a trivia platform that offers businesses a new way to engage customers, I was signing on with a brand-new company...

Code Platoon’s Partnership with Repl.it

Since 2016, Code Platoon has trained four cohorts of career-changing veterans to enter the technology sector. More than 80% of our students have found employment as full-time junior developers with an average starting salary of $65,000. As we planned for 2018, we...

U.S. Sen. Durbin Talks Tech Education and Jobs at Code Platoon

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) visited Code Platoon’s headquarters on Friday to learn more about the coding bootcamp for veterans. Code Platoon’s students, who are a week away from graduation, presented Durbin with an iteration of their capstone project — a web app that...

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Code Platoon is a U.S. tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Code Platoon has an Articulation Agreement with National American University. Students who successfully complete Code Platoon’s program will be eligible to receive credit at National American University.
Code Platoon is approved by the Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools of the Illinois Board of Higher Education. Any questions can be directed to the Illinois Board of Higher Education, 1 N. Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 333, Springfield, IL 62701, or at www.ibhe.org
Code Platoon is a member of the Council on Integrity in Results Reporting (CIRR). CIRR is a standard developed by a large group of coding schools who believe in giving prospective students the information they need to make informed decisions. CIRR members like Code Platoon follow these higher standards. More information is available at www.cirr.org
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