LOUISVILLE, Ky., Feb. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Military veterans nationwide will have increased access to The Software Guild's coding and software development bootcamp in Louisville, KY. The Software Guild is now approved by the Kentucky State Approving Agency for Veterans Education to offer VA Educational Benefits (GI Bill®) to eligible individuals enrolled in approved programs.
For veterans striving to change their careers upon leaving the military, The Software Guild's coding-intensive program is an educational option that can lead to increased job opportunities.
"There are so many skills that transfer from military experience into the coding sector – critical thinking, problem solving and organization, as examples," said Rachel McGalliard, General Manager and SVP of Operations at The Software Guild. "Employers not just in Kentucky but nationwide are looking for qualified people who have strong backgrounds in technology. We're thankful we are able to help those who have served our country transition back to the civilian workforce through this opportunity."
According to a recent report released by Burning Glass Technologies and Oracle Academy, two-thirds of the highest-paying, fastest-growing jobs in fields like design and marketing value computer science skills. Out of these job listings, only 18 percent specifically ask for a computer science degree. Additionally, per the 2017 Cyberstates report, job postings specifically calling for software and web developers are most common in the sector.
Eligible veterans nationwide have the opportunity to enroll in the Guild's on-the-ground bootcamp in Louisville, KY. Students will choose to learn one of the world's leading programming languages, Java or .NET/C# over a 12-week period. All classes will be taught by Software Guild master instructors with an average of over 10 years of experience. They will have daily access to teaching assistants and instructors to ensure guidance and support throughout the program.
Students of the Louisville Bootcamp experience a 94 percent graduation rate and nearly 70 percent find tech employment within 180 days of completing the program, according to the Council on Integrity in Results Reporting 2016 report, graduates will also have access to The Guild's growing employer network of more than 450 companies including Louisville companies El Toro, Atria Senior Living, and SMC3, as well as Humana and UPS.
The Software Guild is one of Kentucky's first coding bootcamps approved to accept GI Bill® benefits, through the approval of the Kentucky Approving Agency for Veterans Education. More information about education benefits offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs is available at the official U.S. government web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.
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About The Software Guild
The Software Guild, which is owned and operated by online education technology solution provider The Learning House, Inc., is an accelerated, hands-on coding bootcamp where individuals learn to be software developers at an in-person bootcamp or at the fully online program. Apprentices learn either .NET/C# or Java and acquire the skills needed for junior-level developer positions. The Guild has more than 450 companies in its employer network, a high job placement rate and master instructors with an average of more than 10 years of industry experience. Currently, The Software Guild has on-the ground locations in Louisville, KY. and Minneapolis, MN. The Software Guild also offers courses in partnership with universities across the country.
SOURCE The Software Guild