Are you a Veteran? We can help with a grant.
Savvy Coders is proud to announce we have a new way to support our Nation’s Veterans with training, education, and job placement through Vet Tec. With the Vet Tec program, offered through the VA, eligible veterans are provided with Information Technology training at no cost. In addition to receiving training through Savvy Coders, Veterans will also receive one-on-one job placement assistance including these activities:
- Resume creation/building
- Support with developing an elevator pitch/introduction
- Instruction on establishing a business brand
- Interview preparation and coaching (including whiteboarding sessions and a mock interview event with client partner participation)
- Immediate access to available Information Technology opportunities with our client partners
All three of our programs are eligible for Vet Tec assistance. This includes our 12-week Full Stack Development Boot Camp, our 12-week Data Analytics and Python Boot Camp, and our 20-week Cybersecurity and Ops Boot Camp. Check out our programs at Savvycoders.com and learn more about Vet Tec through the VA website.
Vet Tec FAQ's
- Am I eligible for VET TEC?
VET TEC eligibility is determined by the VA. However, if you have GI Bill benefits allocated to you, and are a veteran or within 6 months of separating from Active Duty, you will likely be eligible for the VET TEC program. You must not have used VET TEC within the last 18 months.
- How do I apply to VET TEC?
- How long will it take to receive my COE?
The time can vary depending on the number of applications. We advise that you apply to VET TEC at least two months prior to boot camp start date.
- Do I need to wait for my Certificate of Eligibility (COE) from the VA before I apply to Savvy Coders?
No! Apply today at www.savvycoders.com/apply-now It’s best to get started on the admissions process now, even if your COE hasn’t come through yet.
- I received my COE last year. Do I need to re-apply?
In order to ensure your status has not changed, we ask that you re-apply to VET TEC if your COE is dated outside of 12 months of the boot camp start date.
- Is there a waitlist for your boot camps for VET TEC candidates?
VET TEC classes are in high demand. This is especially true for the Cybersecurity program, and to a lesser degree the Data Analytics and Full Stack programs. We can’t tell you the waitlist status until you apply. But in nearly every case, it’s best to apply at least two months before the boot camp start date.
- Is this considered a full-time program? I’m trying to find out how much I’ll receive in Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA).
Once you receive your COE, you’ll see a paragraph regarding MHA that states the following:
“If you are pursuing training through distance or online learning only, the Monthly Housing Stipend will be paid at the rate of one-half of the national average of the military Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) for an E-5 with dependents.”
Please see current pay tables for the monthly rate to be paid.
- What do I need to do after I receive my COE?
Take a picture of the first page with your phone and upload it to us. The “Student Assessment” form (included in the pre-work instructions) offers a means of uploading the file to us. But you can always email it to your specific boot camp director if needed (see emails below).
- Now that I’ve received my COE, am I in the class?
Receiving a COE will not automatically trigger admission into a Savvy Coders boot camp. You must still complete all required prerequisites and be selected out of many other applicants for the limited seats available.
- What steps do I have to take after being admitted into the class?
None! At least not pertaining to VET TEC. Just focus on being in class and learning the material. We’ll enroll you as a VET TEC student after classes begin, but it’s all behind the scenes for you.
Who can I reach out to if I still have questions?
Full Stack Development
During this 12-week, virtual evening course, students will be taken from knowing just a few basics of web development to being fully qualified for junior developer positions.
Data Analytics + Python
This intensive 12-week, virtual evening course focused primarily on learning everything there is to know about analyzing big datasets efficiently. Students will begin by knowing just the basics of coding and/or data analysis techniques to become fully qualified for a Data Analyst position.
Cybersecurity + Ops
Ready to enter the world of Cybersecurity? Learn all about it in just 20 weeks during our virutal, evening cours and be one step closer to a career in this exciting field. With trained and knowledgeable instructors, students will take classes at an accelerated pace so they can start their new careers after only 20 weeks!
Veterans have learned discipline, teamwork, problem-solving, and tenacity during their time in the armed services and Coast Guard. Whether you’ve separated from the Marines, Army, Air Force, Navy, or Coast Guard, employers want to hire veterans. If you know how to code and are a veteran, you move to the front of the line.
Savvy Coders wants to help our nation’s veterans learn valuable, in-demand coding skills. We can help you transition into great civilian or government careers with unlimited potential and currently have identified a particular grant that is set up to pay for your Savvy Coders Bootcamp!
There are over a million software development jobs that go unfilled every year in the US, and an estimated 10,000 jobs go unfilled in Missouri alone. Employers wanted skilled coding talent, and they want it now! Software and tech are everywhere. These are jobs that are not going away, and they’re virtually recession-proof.