SkillBridge Program for Active Duty Servicemembers
Code Platoon provides transitioning Servicemembers with an opportunity to develop in-demand job skills while still serving. Specifically, Servicemembers in the DoD SkillBridge program can use their last six months of active duty to participate in Code Platoon’s Full-time Coding Bootcamp.
In addition to the accelerated, high-intensity, 15-week Coding Bootcamp with small classes focused on hands-on experience, Code Platoon offers a variety of career enhancement opportunities. These include career planning and job search strategies, skills-building, resume writing, and interview techniques. Code Platoon also provides interaction with tech industry leaders and a competitive apprenticeship program with our hiring partners.
The SkillBridge program is open to military Servicemembers within six months of separation or retirement. Participants take part in the Code Platoon Full-time remote program or attend In-person at our Chicago classroom, with command approval.
SkillBridge students may be eligible for scholarships to attend Code Platoon. SkillBridge students may also use the GI Bill for the In-person program or VET TEC for either the Remote or In-person programs.
Making the jump into Tech via Skillbridge
Active Duty Servicemembers can start their civilian career training before leaving the military. Michael Grandori and Seth Thomas attended Code Platoon and started paid tech positions as part of the Department of Defense SkillBridge program. Find out more about their SkillBridge experience and their success finding software engineering roles after Code Platoon.
The Application Process for Skillbridge Students
- Complete the Code Platoon Part One application. During the application process, list yourself as Active Duty and indicate your interest in attending via SkillBridge.
- After completing Part One of the application, you will be directed to complete Part Two of the Code Platoon application, including coding challenges, essays, and video submissions. To better prepare for the coding challenges, we suggest completing our free Intro to Coding course before starting Part Two.
- Secure command approval to attend Code Platoon via SkillBridge. While Code Platoon can accept your application to attend our program, you must secure permission from your command to participate in the program. To help in the command approval process, we provide an Introductory Letter from Code Platoon and a template for command approval.
- Explore the options available to you to pay for the Code Platoon program. The DoD SkillBridge program is not a funding mechanism. SkillBridge students are eligible to apply for Code Platoon scholarships. You may also be eligible to use your GI Bill benefits if you attend in-person at our Chicago classroom or VET TEC for either the Remote or In-person programs.
- Reach out for help or questions. Our team is available to provide individualized assistance to SkillBridge students to help you through the application process.
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Code Platoon is a Department of Defense approved SkillBridge program, in accordance with DODI 1322.29 and NAVADMIN 222/15.
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