Sailors and soldiers on active duty who are transitioning out of active military service may be eligible for the DoD SkillBridge program. In the Army, this program is also called Career Skills.
At Code Platoon, our mission is to help veterans and military spouses get into valuable new careers, and the SkillBridge program aligns with that objective. If the SkillBridge program interests you, here are some frequently asked questions and answers that may help you.
How does SkillBridge help DoD service members transition into new careers?
SkillBridge is designed to give active duty service members an opportunity to develop in-demand job skills while still serving. Specifically, service members who participate in SkillBridge can use their last 6 months of active duty to participate in a training program like Code Platoon.
How would an active duty member apply to Code Platoon with SkillBridge?
Interested candidates will simply apply using the normal application link. During the application process, list yourself as active duty and select that you are interested in the SkillBridge scholarship. Immediately after, email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know if you need any help or additional information.
How does Code Platoon help with the command approval process for SkillBridge?
Your unit commander needs to approve your participation in SkillBridge at Code Platoon, and we have some information that may help you with that process.
Below is a downloadable information packet for your commander. We’re also happy to have conversations with you about your steps taken outside Code Platoon that are required for you to succeed.
Which Code Platoon programs can I attend with SkillBridge?
You can attend our remote live program with SkillBridge. This means you’ll be able to take the program from wherever you live now. You’ll be on track with our classroom schedule, and have access to our instructors via computer.
If you’re in the rare instance of transitioning out through Naval Station Great Lakes, then you may be able to attend our in-person program as well.
What Code Platoon scholarships am I eligible for with SkillBridge?
We are providing a special 100% full scholarship for the remote program for students who attend through SkillBridge.
Can I use the GI Bill with SkillBridge and Code Platoon
You cannot use the GI Bill with SkillBridge and Code Platoon unless you transition out through Naval Station Great Lakes.
What do I do next?
If you know someone else who may be interested, share the link to this page and this flyer.