Return to Classrom

Code Platoon returns to Classroom, October 4th

Code Platoon, the coding Bootcamp for Veterans, active duty Servicemembers, and military spouses, will return to in-person learning at its Chicago campus on October 4, 2021. Code Platoon’s Full-stack Software Engineering Immersive program suspended in-person instruction in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“Code Platoon is  happy to be returning to the classroom in October for our in-person program,” said Rod Levy, Executive Director and Founder, Code Platoon. “Students enrolled in our Papa Platoon cohort, which begins October 4th, can choose to attend classes in person at our Chicago campus.”

The Chicago campus will follow Center for Disease Control (CDC) and City of Chicago guidelines for in-person learning. 

Code Platoon will continue to offer its programs to students remotely, but the return of in-person learning brings value to those students able to attend the Chicago classroom. 

“In addition to in-person access to our instructors, lecturers, and teaching assistants, our in-person program students typically vie for opportunities in our apprenticeship program with top Chicago-area employers,” Levy said. 

Code Platoon’s apprenticeship program places graduates from the Immersive in-person program in paid three to six month apprenticeships with companies including JPMorgan Chase, DRW, Grainger, among others. More than 80% of graduates that participate in the apprenticeship program are hired full-time by the sponsoring company. 

Code Platoon’s Full-stack Software Engineering programs are designed specifically for Veterans, active duty Servicemembers, and military spouses to help transition to the civilian workforce via careers in tech. Code Platoon offers an immersive 14-week Bootcamp program and a 28-week Evening and Weekend Program. The Immersive program is offered three times per year at the Chicago campus or remotely online. The Evening and Weekend program is offered online only. 

Students attending Code Platoon may use their VA educational benefits, including GI Bill or VET TEC, to help cover program costs. Code Platoon also offers full scholarships for enrolled students.

Applications are currently being accepted for the next Full-stack Immersive program, Quebec Platoon. Quebec Platoon begins on January 31, 2022. The application deadline for Quebec Platoon is October 31, 2021. Applications are also being accepted for the next Evening and Weekend program, which begins on January 3, 2022. The application deadline for the Evening and Weekend program is September 26, 2021. 

Jim Hennessey is Code Platoon’s Director of Marketing. Jim brings a strong background in non-profit marketing and start-up enterprises to the mission of Code Platoon. Jim is a graduate of Clemson University and currently lives in Chicago. Follow Jim on LinkedIn.

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