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)

AMVETS Radio Interview with Rod Levy

On today’s AVP, we discuss the VA Mission Act signing, AMVETS Radio, AMVETS’ upcoming national convention, and a post in North Carolina that established a scholarship targeting our women veterans. We also cut to an interview we did with Rod Levy, CEO/founder of Code Platoon, a 14 week program training veterans in coding and computer software.

Code Platoon Founder shares how coding bootcamps can launch Veterans’ second careers

While a formal education can pave the path to a good career, sometimes higher ed focuses more on theory than practice. After graduation, students might still have to learn skills on the job. Rod says Code Platoon focuses on career services, to help place veterans in the workforce with skills they can use right away.

From Service to STEM – Why Veterans are Perfect for Today’s Tech Industry

Think about the first time you completed a training exercise with your unit -- what did you experience? Most likely you had to work through a timed challenge or event; something difficult requiring teamwork, discipline, adaptability, and attention to detail. These are...

Boot Camp Diaries: The Start of a New Code Platoon Cohort

On April 30, Code Platoon welcomed 11 new students to our Foxtrot cohort. Our first day of class resembles any first day of school, with the requisite school supplies laid out neatly on the desk and bundles of nervous energy among our students. Polite conversation...

Volunteer Story: Manager finds fulfillment in transformative role at Code Platoon

Snapper Ploen is a Digital Marketing Manager at MCG who served on the design, content and advertising teams at Code Platoon.  The following is a reproduction of his original blog post which is posted here:...

Code Platoon Wins $50K in NBC’ s Project Innovation Grant Challenge

Code Platoon is proud to be one of five Chicago-area non-profits recognized in the first annual Project Innovation grant challenge, sponsored by NBC 5, Telemundo Chicago, and the NBC Universal Foundation. Code Platoon will receive a $50,000 grant as part of the win...

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...

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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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