Code Platoon, the nonprofit Coding Bootcamp for Veterans and military spouses, today announced it has received a grant for $50,000 from the Motorola Solutions Foundation, the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions.
Through the grant, Code Platoon will be able to support the full time training program ensuring more Veterans and military spouses can learn the skills to become software development professionals. This funding support will directly impact mission critical components of the training program including faculty salaries, scholarships and student recruitment initiatives.
“Motorola Solutions Foundation has been a key supporter of Code Platoon since 2017 and we are grateful for their continued and growing investment in our program and our students,” said Code Platoon’s Founder and Executive Director, Rod Levy. “More Veterans and military spouses have achieved success as software development professionals because of their generosity and we thank Motorola Solutions Foundation for their commitment to our program.”
Through this generous grant, Code Platoon will be able to continue to lower barriers to entry to help make this an affordable education option for Veterans and military spouses through scholarships and funding. Code Platoon will also be able to raise awareness about the value of adding Veterans to the workplace by partnering with companies that have Veteran hiring programs.
The Motorola Solutions Foundation awards grants each year to organizations, such as Code Platoon, that support and advance education initiatives in public safety and technology and engineering. Additionally, the Foundation has a long-standing commitment to supporting programs that benefit underrepresented populations, including women, people of color, people with disabilities, Veterans, and others.
“This year, the Foundation’s grants will support programs that help millions of students, teachers, first responders and community members around the globe,” said Karem Perez, executive director of the Motorola Solutions Foundation. “We are thrilled to partner with organizations like Code Platoon that are actively making a positive difference in their communities.”
- For additional information on the Motorola Solutions Foundation grants program, visit: motorolasolutions.com/foundation
- For more information on Code Platoon please visit codeplatoon.org
About Code Platoon
Code Platoon teaches Veterans and military spouses marketable skills that leverage core competencies, transforming them into software developers through an immersive, hands-on, educational process and paid internship program. Of our graduates, 81% of them are employed in software development within six months of graduating and report a median salary of $65,000. For more information on Code Platoon’s programs, please visit: www.codeplatoon.org/the-program
About the Motorola Solutions Foundation
The Motorola Solutions Foundation is the charitable and philanthropic arm of Motorola Solutions. With employees located around the globe, Motorola Solutions seeks to benefit the communities where it operates. The Foundation achieves this by making strategic grants, forging strong community partnerships and fostering innovation. The Motorola Solutions Foundation prioritizes its funding on public safety education, technology & engineering education, disaster relief, and employee volunteerism. For more information on Motorola Solutions corporate and foundation giving, visit our website: www.motorolasolutions.com/foundation.