Unlock your future with free coding course for veterans, active duty and their families

Matt Saintsing
September 25, 2018 - 11:04 am

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Veterans in St. Louis can cash in on a free 20-week computer programming course where they’ll learn the basics of coding and web development. 

LaunchCode will provide coursework for their LC101 class spanning from Nov. 5, 2018, to April 18, 2019 at American Legion Post 137 in O'Fallon, Illinois. 

“Veterans and active service members make up a large, untapped pool of talent. Many have pre-existing skills and life experience that is valuable to the evolving tech industry,” said Jeff Mazur, LaunchCode Executive Director. 

“Learning to code means unlocking unlimited opportunities for those with the drive to succeed. LaunchCode is excited to provide valuable, 21st-century tech skills to retired and active military members and their families in St. Louis.”

All major technology companies, from Uber to Facebook to Google, are in dire need of gifted coders and other computer-savvy employees. And with Missouri being home to nearly 500,000 veterans, in addition to major defense contractors like Boeing, this course is a way to funnel people with a demonstrated work ethic to a growing filed. 

Since classes will be held Monday and Thursday evenings from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. veterans may be able to work around their current schedules for this fantastic benefit. The course, which is also available to active duty service members, reservists, and their families, will take place at the American Legion Post 137 at 109 N Penn St., O’Fallon, Illinois, about a 15-minute drive from Scott Air Force Base.  

Applications are open until Oct. 22. To apply click here.

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