Code Platoon Ambassadors (CPAs) help Code Platoon find companies to become corporate sponsors (“Sponsor(s)”) for our veteran and military spouse students. Code Platoon relies on our Sponsors (tech-enabled companies at least 20 software developers) to help our students transition from the classroom to their tech career. Specifically, Sponsors do two things:
Commit to host one of our graduates for a 3 to 6 month paid apprenticeship.
Support Code Platoon financially. This is not a requirement.
We hold 3 sessions a year. Apprenticeships typically begin a few weeks after a session ends. Sessions typically end in May, August and December.
What does the apprenticeship/internship commitment mean?
Sponsor companies commit to host a graduate in a software engineering role, for 3 to 6 months (company decides), paying $20/hour. At the end of the apprenticeship, the company can extend a full time offer (most companies do), but there is no requirement to do so.
What is the financial commitment?
We ask companies to contribute $10,000 to support our program, but this is not a requirement.
Does the sponsor company get to choose the veteran or military spouse they want or they just commit to hosting one and get whatever CP assigns them?
At the end of the 14 week program, Companies interview the students, and provide Code Platoon with a list ranking the students. Students likewise rank the companies. Code Platoon then matches the students with the Companies.
Companies will not have to host a student who was ranked in the bottom half of their list.
Don’t get stuck! Reach out to Code Platoon for any questions you may have.