Preparing for a new career field can be an exciting process, but finding the right training program can be daunting. One of the main factors in choosing the right fit is cost. It’s not easy managing a career change while balancing everyday expenses. As a mission-driven nonprofit, Code Platoon’s goal is to provide viable financial options to our Veterans and military spouses, creating one less barrier between our students and their next profession.
In this four-part series, you will learn a bit more about potential funding options and how you can apply them to your training at Code Platoon! In this post, we cover VET TEC.
Veteran Employment Through Technology Education Courses (VET TEC) is a government program to fund veteran job training in the technology field. The program, which is run by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, is intended to give Veterans opportunities to learn highly sought after tech skills that will land them in today’s top industries and career fields. VET TEC will pay for veterans to get training in technology jobs without consuming their GI Bill® benefits.
VET TEC is specifically designed to not only incentivize the successful completion of a program but to ensure those who participate in the program apply the skills they have learned by how VET TEC has set up their “pay-for-performance” model.
The VA will pay the Training Provider:
- 25% of tuition and fees upon the Veterans enrollment and arrival to the program.
- 25% of tuition and fees when the Veteran completes their training.
- The remaining 50% will be provided to the Training Provider once the Veteran has secured meaningful employment based on the field they studied for.
Code Platoon is a VET TEC Training Provider and the VET TEC option is offered with every one of our training cycles.
The Code Platoon training you’ll receive through VET TEC is the same experience you’d get when attending via GI Bill, scholarship, or self-funding. Students will be in the same classrooms, learning the same things with the rest of our Coding Bootcamp students; the only difference is how the VA pays for your attendance.
When you apply to Code Platoon please note your interest in VET TEC on your application. You will also need to complete the VET TEC application process.
If you have any questions about VET TEC, please email Greg, our student outreach coordinator, at email@example.com
Alicia Boddy is Code Platoon’s Chief Operations and Development Officer. Alicia oversees Code Platoon’s day to day activities including fundraising, grant writing, board development, and strategic planning. Alicia also serves as our VA certifying official, helping students navigate their benefits with the Department of Veteran Affairs. Alicia loves living in Chicago with her husband, Jeff, and three kids. You can often find them exploring the city, eating Lou Malnati’s pizza, and cheering on the Cubs, Blackhawks, and Buckeyes!