As a coding boot camp, Code Platoon seeks to provide more than just basic training on software programming for its students. We want to provide the best possible coding boot camp experience a veteran, service member, or military spouse can have, bar none.
That way, the veterans we serve have an option that is not only custom-fit to their demographics, but also the superior choice for admissible applicants in every category.
Here’s what Code Platoon provides its students in addition to the fundamental coding education that sets us apart from other coding boot camps.
We help you land the job through career services
We understand that the vast majority of our students attend a coding boot camp because they want to start a new career in coding. The career services we offer assure that we take our graduates the extra mile and guarantee they have everything they need to land the job in addition to the technical training.
This is a linchpin of our In Person program. Roughly 70% of our graduates get placed directly into a paid internship, which most of the time leads to a full-time job offer at the same company.
Even with those students for whom the apprenticeship is a short-term relationship, they now have specific job experience on their resume, which improves future job prospects. The first coding job is by far the hardest to get, and our apprenticeship program alleviates it.
To get a job, you need to develop your ‘personal brand.’ LinkedIn is the primary platform to display your professional brand, and we spend many hours with our students getting this right. We provide students with examples of successful profiles and offer feedback as they develop their own so they can have the digital presence required to look like a pro on day one.
Resume prep and coaching
Most veterans don’t know how to translate what they did in the service into terms that employers will value. Knowing this in advance, we help do it alongside them.
Whether it’s for the resume, LinkedIn, or the interview, we help students communicate their military skills without the defense jargon that civilians won’t understand. In its place, students add the relevant civilian terminology needed to get the attention of resume-scanning software, HR professionals, and ultimately the hiring managers.
Interviewing for software roles is different than most other types of interviews because they can get highly technical. Interviewers may even ask an interviewee to solve a coding challenge on a whiteboard or ask technical fact-based questions. Since these challenges are solved live and will throw off even an experienced coder with on-the-spot pressure, the only solutions are preparation and practice.
We help students prepare for all of the different types of interviews, down to the soft skills, professionalism, and confidence that potential employers in the tech industry are looking for.
We train and certify advanced academics beyond just coding
Cutting edge curriculum
We are an Amazon Web Services Training Academy and prepare students for the AWS Cloud Practitioner Certification
A tremendous amount of development now happens in the cloud. AWS is the leading cloud services provider. Certification on the AWS platform is well regarded and in demand, so whether your employer is going to use it or not, it’s a major bonus on your resume.
That’s not even to mention that it will make your job much easier if you do end up using this popular platform!
SAFe Agile Certification
Agile management is how modern teams work. This certification introduces you to the fundamentals of Agile management. You won’t just have the coding skills to do the technical side; you’ll have the project and task management insights that will make you an asset to your team and a rock star on your resume.