SAN ANTONIO, July 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- As of today, Codeup welcomes all U.S. military veterans to accelerate their careers in software development by utilizing their education benefits from the GI Bill. As San Antonio's first ever web and software development career accelerator program, Codeup will now also be recognized as one of the first four career accelerators in the nation to accept GI Bills as a form of payment.
"We are proud to support our active duty and veteran populations by providing them with another avenue to deepen their skills and enhance their career opportunities. From our start, Codeup has partnered with organizations and community efforts that support the betterment of the valiant lives of our armed forces, and this is one more way that Codeup wanted to show full support for our military population." says CEO of Codeup, Kay Jones.
According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of job opportunities available in software engineering related industries is expected to grow at a rate of 17-percent through 2024, where the median salary as of May of 2015 is around $100,690. Although there is a positive opportunity growth in the industry, the lack of available candidates continues to create a gap between the supply and demand.
"As employers continue to seek more diverse knowledge and skills in their candidates, Codeup continues to deliver a superior educational program, providing exposure to mentorships, apprenticeships and development of softer skills like resume writing and interview skills," said Kay. "We commit deeply to helping our students accelerate their careers by building a well rounded and relevant curriculum that supports our graduates as they fill the growing demand for Software Developers."
Aside from the industry forecast, there remains to be more than 200,000 unfilled software development-related job openings. As an underrepresented demographic in the software engineering industry at about 2.2-percent, U.S. veterans will now be able to accelerate their career and take advantage of this industry trend with minimal financial burden due to the benefits that come with using their GI bill.
With the GI Bill's ability to cover up to 100-percent of the tuition cost, Codeup aims to lessen the financial burden for veterans who are interested in becoming web developers and software engineers. Aside from the GI bill financing, Codeup also offers a wide variety of financial aid options to help students in jumpstarting their careers and achieving their goals.
Please visit www.codeup.com to learn more about Codeup and their variety of financing options.
Codeup is a San Antonio based software development career accelerator. Our program combines immersive experience, project-based learning environment, paid apprenticeships and extensive employer networks to ensure student success, and the results speak for themselves. 83% of Codeup graduates get hired within 6 months of completing the program and go on to increase their annual earning power by $15K.