This is an informal get-together for individuals who are learning how to code, starting a new coding project, or looking to teach others how to code to work together. The event will be led by Operation Code experts who will provide guidance to those getting started and network with those who are already breaking into the industry.

Operation Code is a nonprofit devoted to helping the military community learn software development, enter the tech industry, and code the future. To learn more, visit operationcode.org.

Do you want to go to college but aren’t sure if you can afford it?

  • Learn about the FAFSA and funding options it may make available to you
  • Learn about the GI Bill
  • Learn about VR&E

Do you have to find a way to go to college without military/veteran benefits?

  • Learn about Worker Retraining
  • Learn about VIE-25
  • Learn about the Opportunity Grant

PAYING FOR COLLEGE

Information session covers factors to consider when choosing a college, paying for college, and strategies for paying off student loans. Topics include:

 

Do you want to go to college but aren’t sure if you can afford it?

  • Learn about the FAFSA and funding options it may make available to you
  • Learn about the GI Bill
  • Learn about VR&E

Do you have to find a way to go to college without military/veteran benefits?

  • Learn about Worker Retraining
  • Learn about VIE-25
  • Learn about the Opportunity Grant

Which College is best for you?

  • National vs. regional accreditation
  • For-profit vs. non-profit
  • Graduation rates

Education Topic:

This topic will explore:
Why continuing your education — whether you go to a college, attend a trade school, or become professionally certified — is an investment in your future How you can use your military benefits and other sources to fund your education How civilian financial aid works, how you can apply for it, and how you pay it back

In this first lesson, you’ll learn how education can:
Provide skills that you’ll use for the rest of your life, no matter where you live or what job you do Help you increase your earning power Open up more possibilities for careers and jobs Think of furthering your education as an investment in yourself.

This topic will resonate well amongst this community, because it’s one of the most sought after for knowledge within the military community. One of the most common “checked” services of institutions that provide services to the military member like RP6 is either how to go back to school, or adjusting finances for educational costs (i.e. FAFSA vs Personal Loans, GI Bill, Post 9-11 funds, etc.)

Career Transitioning Topic:

In this topic we’ll provide a list of steps you can use to prepare for successful transition from the military to a civilian career. These steps include:
Completing a personal appraisal
Exploring different civilian careers
Using job search strategies
Writing your resume
Preparing for interviews
Evaluating job offers