Code Platoon, the Coding Bootcamp that transforms Veterans, military spouses, and transitioning service members into software developers through an immersive, hands-on, educational process, and paid internship program, has announced the dates for their upcoming cohorts and application deadlines.
Code Platoon’s flagship full-time program: a 14 week, high-intensity, full-stack immersive Bootcamp is offered both in-person and remotely.
The upcoming cohort dates are:
- November Platoon: February 1 – May 14, 2021.
- Oscar Platoon: May 24 – September 3, 2021
- Papa Platoon: October 4, 2021 – January 21, 2022
Applications for students wishing to participate in November Platoon are due November 8, 2020. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and class space is limited.
In addition to the 14-week Full-time Bootcamp, Code Platoon offers a 28 week Evening and Weekend program, for students with family commitments, current jobs or studies, and other considerations that can prevent some them from attending a full-time immersive coding Bootcamp.
The next Evening and Weekend class, Bravo Platoon, will be conducted April 5 – October 15, 2021. Applications for this class are due January 10, 2021.
“Code Platoon is honored to be recognized as a leader in helping our nation’s Veterans and military families learn software development and find careers in technology,” said Rodrigo Levy, founder, and Executive Director, Code Platoon. “Our team is inspired to grow our program to serve more Veterans and military spouses, providing access to career opportunities in software development.”.
“Code Platoon works closely with our employer partners to ensure our curriculum remains cutting edge,” said Jon Young, Director of Education, Code Platoon. “Our students learn in-demand software languages and best practices, often based on what we know companies will need in the future. Our curriculum is dynamic and directly impacts the hirability of our graduates.”
As a nonprofit, Code Platoon is proud to work with corporate sponsors, foundations, and individual donors to provide general scholarships to many of our students. Scholarship awards are typically $12,500, ensuring no student will ever pay more than $3,000 to attend Code Platoon. Code Platoon also offers full scholarships, valued at $15,500, for transgender veterans, women veterans, and people of color. Transitioning service members may be eligible to participate in Code Platoon through the Department of Defense Skillbridge program. Veterans and military spouses with VA educational benefits, including GI Bill, VET TEC, and Vocational Rehabilitation may use those to pay for their training with Code Platoon.
For more information about Code Platoon or to begin the application process, visit codeplatoon.org.
ABOUT CODE PLATOON:
Code Platoon teaches Veterans and military spouses marketable skills, transforming them into full-stack web developers through an immersive, hands-on, educational process, and paid internship program. We seek to:
- Lower barriers to entry: Traditional boot camps cost $12,000-$20,000 or more. Code Platoon’s donors, sponsors, and corporate partners help to make this an affordable option for Veterans and military spouses through scholarships and funding.
- Challenge Assumptions: A veteran or military spouse has what it takes to become a developer. We encourage all Veterans and military spouses to apply. Participation doesn’t require a math background or a four-year degree.
- Raise Awareness: The Veteran community brings tremendous value to the workplace, as well as many benefits to their employer. We partner with companies who are committed to hiring veterans and military spouses, ensuring our graduates achieve success in their first technology roles.
Code Platoon is a U.S. tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (EIN: 47-2499578). Code Platoon is approved by the Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools of the Illinois Board of Higher Education (1 N. Old State Capital Plaza, Suite 333, Springfield, IL 62701, www.ibhe.org). Code Platoon is a member of the Council on Integrity in Results Reporting (www.cirr.org) and is a platinum-level participant with Guidestar (www.guidestar.org).