At Code Platoon, our goal is to serve veterans and military spouses by helping them prepare for a high-demand, achievable career in a short amount of time. In the modern job marketplace, software coding is that high-demand position, and the coding boot camp format is the achievable, thorough, and fast way to teach it. In […]
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The Code Platoon mission is to support US military veterans and service members, and this includes building up and supporting military families as well. In keeping with that mission, Code Platoon is proud to announce that we are accepting applications from military spouses for our coding boot camps, effective immediately. Why is coding a good fit for […]
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.
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.
Code Platoon is committed to providing the highest quality education for veterans and military spouses 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 other coding schools an opportunity to record, report, […]
For many veterans and military spouses, 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 veterans or military spouses, there are a few career fields that actively seek to hire vets and are also a great fit for any […]
Since 2016, Code Platoon has trained four cohorts of career-changing veterans and military spouses 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 asked ourselves, “How do we scale our product to reach […]
We’re excited to announce that we’re competing in the Newman’s Own Foundation $500K Holiday Challenge. From November 21st until January 3rd, we’ll be competing with other elite nonprofits from around the nation to raise money. The organization that raises the most online at the end of the Challenge will win $150K. Here’s how the rest […]
As the tech community continues to grow, careers in the programming and software development space are quickly becoming more and more prominent. That’s why a growing number of universities are partnering with coding bootcamps and giving their students a leg up in a rewarding and stable career field. We are pleased to announce an addition […]