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Claim Academy receives approval on GI Bill benefits for tuition use by vets

Claim Academy, a regional software development boot camp, has received the approval of The Veterans Education and Training Section for veterans to use their GI Bill benefits to cover the costs of tuition and more at the St. Louis-based academy.

claimacademylogoThe Veterans Education and Training Section along with Claim Academy are both dedicated to empowering, educating, and preparing veterans for high-paying, in-demand jobs in technology. The academy’s services cover the St. Louis market, including Southwestern Illinois.

“We are so excited to finally be able to help veterans use their earned GI Bill education benefits, while also training them for the high-paying, in-demand jobs that Missouri and national employers want and need said Claim Academy Founder Ola Ayeni. “We succeed when our students succeed. The Claim Academy staff feel there’s nothing more gratifying than helping those who have served their country train for and land great jobs with an unlimited future.”

The Veterans Education and Training Section officials found that Claim Academy’s curriculum and dedication to high academic standards met their rigorous standards.

According to the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of software developers is projected to grow 24 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Claim Academy offers accelerated 12-week courses in Full Stack Java and C#/.Net programming. Many of its students receive job offers before they graduate, officials said.

Graduates are currently employed or contracted with some of the area’s top companies, among them Express Scripts, MasterCard, Scottrade, Centene, Mercy, RGA and Daugherty Business Systems.

Claim Academy is an approved center for Workforce Development, as designated by the Missouri Workforce Development Board.

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