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Coding Bootcamps for Veterans: Why Vets Should Look into Coding Bootcamps

Coding Bootcamps for Veterans: Why Vets Should Look into Coding Bootcamps

September 17, 2018 in Veterans/GI Bill, IT Career Program / by Hannah Gerstner

It’s time for veterans to go back to bootcamp.

But we’re not talking about military bootcamp. We’re talking about coding bootcamps that can help veterans gain the skills they need to start satisfying, high-earning careers in the tech industry.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 63% of unemployed veterans fall in the 18-54 age group – prime working years when a stable, satisfying job can make a huge difference towards enjoying a better quality of life. This shows that transitioning from military service to the civilian lifestyle can be difficult.

Civilian lifestyle is much different than what veterans tend to be accustomed to, and although job opportunities are out there, not all veterans find themselves properly equipped. However, technology presents veterans an opportunity to build a career in a rapidly-booming industry by learning to code.

What are Coding Bootcamps?

Coding bootcamps are technical, highly structured training sessions that teach programming skills to students. These camps focus on programming skills that are sought out by employers in the tech industry. They require dedication and hard work but produce results faster than four-year computer science degrees.

By attending coding bootcamps, veterans can set out on a quicker path to a satisfying career. Instead than having to spend years in college for a degree they gain skills in a span of months. For example, Centriq has a program providing you with the skills needed to start programming in just 4 months.

The program is a great fit for veterans, as it is a GI Bill-approved coding school. If you are eligible to benefit from the Montgomery or Post 9/11 GI Bill, coding bootcamp payments are be covered. Veterans comprise over 25% of our student base for these technology bootcamps.

Technology for Veterans: Which Bootcamp Is Right for You?

Coding is not the only area of technology available for veterans. Just as the opportunities for web development continue to grow and so do the opportunities in the field of system and security administration. As a veteran, you want to learn skills in fields that have many opportunities. Two bootcamps, in particular, stand out as great choices for achieving that goal.

Full Stack Web Development

With the full stack web development training, you will learn coding skills that are in demand today and will remain important for years to come. You learn technologies like these, along with other coding skills that make up the backbone of web development:

  • Microsoft .NET C#
  • Java Script
  • HTML 5
  • CSS 3
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Angular JS
  • jQuery

Web development is a field that is constantly changing, making it difficult to leverage a four-year degree in the field into a satisfying job right after graduation. This 4-month bootcamp will introduce you to all up-to-date technologies so you have the knowledge and skill needed for today’s technology job marketand not skills that are already 2-4 years old.

Systems and Security Administrator

Systems and Security Administration is a highly sought-after skill set for today’s tech companies. In addition to managing company networks, System and Security Administration also includes the field of network cybersecurity. There is a pronounced cybersecurity skills gap in the tech industry.  And, as cybercrime continues to rise, businesses are ramping up security and looking for highly qualified specialists. Veterans – especially those with security clearance – are great candidates for a career in cybersecurity.

The systems and security administrator bootcamp teach students the following technologies:

  • Cisco
  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • Linux
  • Microsoft PowerShell
  • Microsoft Hyper-V
  • Windows Server Active Directory

Learning all these technologies will have you ready to serve as a Systems and Security Administrator at a firm in just 4 months.

Coding for Veterans – A Path Forward

For veterans, both Coding and System and Security Administration are highly rewarding career path choice for post-service goals. The tech industry is booming with opportunities and veterans can easily be a part of it.

Are you ready to go back to bootcamp? Pick a GI Bill-approved coding school and select a bootcamp that is suitable for you.