Alamo Colleges & Codeup Partner Up to Support Students
SAN ANTONIO - The Alamo Colleges District has been awarded a $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to partner with local tech firm Codeup to train unemployed and underemployed residents for high-demand, high-wage mid-level information technology jobs. The grant will fund $3,500 scholarships that will help cover the cost of the 18-week Codeup Full-Stack program for qualified participants. Qualified participants must reside within the Alamo Colleges District service area (Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, Kendall, Kerr and Wilson counties); be unemployed or underemployed (part-time and contractors count as underemployed); and not be currently enrolled in a public education agency. The first class to take advantage of the grant was one that started on Feb. 26th and 81% of our students were eligible. Since 2016, Codeup is one of the few (if not only) coding bootcamp in the South to accept GI Bill benefits as a form of tuition. Due to this advantage, veterans have taken about 25% of our student population. For more information, click HERE.