Helping our Nation’s Veteran’s Fill The Coding Pipeline.

2.77 Million Service Members Have Served On 5.4 Million Deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan Since 9/11.*

200,000 of them separate from the military every year.**

Approximately 200,000 service members separate from the military every year**. Our nation’s veterans are a diverse, skilled, dedicated talent pool that needs the right training and preparation for the civilian workforce.

Our nation’s veterans already possess tenacity, problem-solving abilities, and can handle pressure in a way many civilians cannot.  Some have also acquired valuable skills in the military that may translate well into growing fields like software development. Others, while capable of learning anything, haven’t had exposure to coding. That’s OK; we have the solution.

At Claim Academy, an accredited, accelerated, and GI Bill®***-approved coding boot camp, we teach the skills that help veterans leverage their military experience and transition into great careers with excellent pay, benefits, and unlimited futures. We also work tirelessly to ensure that our students-both civilians and veterans, land jobs as soon as possible. In fact, we have multiple students that have received and accepted job offers from top St. Louis-based companies, even before they graduate.

There is a staggering amount of positions in the software development space that go unfilled every year. Approximately 1,000 of the 10,000 available software development jobs in Missouri go unfilled every year****! That’s not because Missouri employers are too picky or that there aren’t millions of applicants, the reason is what we like to call the skills gap. Missouri employers want skilled coders, specifically those with full stack skills–Java and C#/ .NET specifically. Luckily, both employers and prospective veteran students, also know that this gap must be filled by training and hiring competent software developers with just the right skills–skills that veterans are learning at Claim Academy.

We teach students that have an aptitude for problem-solving and the desire to learn, the exact skills that Missouri employers like Allscripts, Boeing, Bayer, Centene, Express Scripts, InBev, MasterCard, and many more, desire and more importantly, hire.

We know that both Missouri and nationwide companies want to hire veterans. In hiring a vet, they know that they’re hiring someone who is dedicated to solving the mission, never giving up, capable of teamwork, self-reliance, and ability to adapt to change and do so on the fly.

Together, veterans, employers, the state of Missouri, and Claim Academy can create a win-win situation where all parties accomplish their missions, contribute to shared growth, and participate in prosperity. Claim Academy is ready for our mission and stands ready to help train and place vets for great roles in software development at Missouri companies.

CITATIONS AND LINKS:

*https://www.forbes.com/sites/niallmccarthy/2018/03/20/2-77-million-service-members-have-served-on-5-4-million-deployments-since-911-infographic/

**https://www.jpmorganchase.com/corporate/news/stories/gen-odierno.htm

***https://benefits.va.gov/gibill/  The GI Bill ® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill

****https://www.kcur.org/post/report-missouri-employers-struggle-find-qualified-workers

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