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Why Veterans Make Great Tech Boot Camp Candidates

from our friends at Eleven Fifty Academy

men and women working in tech jobs

Entering back into the civilian workforce takes time and adjustment. Deciding upon the right career path or your next financial move may be one of the most difficult parts of your military transition. Due to the growing demand of tech skills and job opportunities available in the technology field, a viable and successful path for many veterans has been to choose an immersive coding or cybersecurity boot camp to upskill quickly.

Our 12-week coding boot camps and 14-week cyber security boot camps allow veterans to quickly learn today’s most relevant tech skills, and for several veterans, their post-9/11 GI Bill benefits cover the cost of the boot camp.

3 Reasons Veterans Make Great Coding or Cyber Security Boot Camp Students

Boot Camp Style of Learning

When you enlisted in the military, you were thrown into basic training. You entered an intense style of training like you never experienced before. It was difficult, but it was the perfect training regime to help you become a successful soldier, Marine, sailor, or airman.

In much the same way, our coding and cyber security boot camps prepare you to become a successful tech professional. It’s all about laying the foundation and building your skills in an intense immersive, yet extremely rewarding, experience.

Using Teamwork Skills

In military boot camp, one of the biggest lessons learned is the importance of teamwork. Because veterans enter coding or cyber security boot camp already knowing and experiencing this, they are ahead of the game.

Not only do veterans see the value in teamwork, but they also understand how to lead teams. Large sections of our tech boot camps involve working within a team to solve problems.

Being a Self-Starter

veteran success story from Eleven Fifty AcademyIn your military training, you were taught to be an efficient self-starter. It takes a certain kind of mental toughness and grit to become a soldier – and the same goes for students who attend our coding and cyber security boot camps.

Self-starters understand that to advance, grow, and be better, they have to take action and take their training into their own hands. Veterans understand this idea and that’s why they make such great tech professionals.

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