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SkillBridge @ Creating Coding Careers

Creating Coding Careers is a DoD SkillBridge approved program. We encourage transitioning service members to explore a new collar career in tech via our industry recognized program. Launch your next career in the Microsoft or ServiceNow ecosystem. Creating Coding Careers has a proven track record of helping professionals reskill for the future of work and land software engineers roles inside of some of the top enterprise tech companies across the US. CCC removes many of the job search and upskilling barriers. We can help you land your dream job in technology.

Creating Coding Careers (CCC) is an innovative nonprofit organization committed to diversifying our nations tech community and creating equitable opportunities for individuals pursuing a career in the industry. With a focus on recruiting and training individuals who may have otherwise felt a career in tech was unattainable, we’re committed to enhancing lives and enriching local communities. And by successfully placing highly trained, top-quality candidates at premier software companies, we are doing our part to reshape the tech industry to reflect the diversity of tech in the US.

  • Work and learn among industry experts that are dedicated to helping apprentices succeed.
  • Get started from anywhere, work remote from home and participate 100% online.
  • We fully support you from SkillBridge, paid apprenticeship, and then into a permanent role at top tech companies in the Microsoft, ServiceNow, and large enterprise software ecosystems.
  • We offer great health care benefits, 40 hours of Paid Time Off (PTO), and 10 paid company holidays per year.

Becoming a SkillBridge Intern

We are now offering SkillBridge Internships to a cohort of individuals looking to become software or data engineers. You’ll be provided an opportunity through SkillBridge to “earn as you learn” and gain real world experience working along side industry professionals. After you transition from service you will have the option to be hired and complete a US Department of Labor Registered Apprenticeship with Creating Coding Careers or we will help you obtain a permanent position in tech.

Ideal candidates will be active duty with at least 120 - 150 days remaining, approved for participation from your command, possess a HS diploma or GED, be authorized to work in the US, and be able to obtain a security clearance.

Typical apprenticeships last for one year, and CCC has over 95% success rate in placing graduates into tech roles.

Ideal candidates will have the following skills:

  • Comfortable working with a computer
  • Ability to type at least 40 words per minute
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills
  • A growth mindset
  • Organizational skills
  • Enjoy problem solving


  • Commit to the continuous improvement and learning of software development best practices, tools, and technology for the remaining 120 - 150 days of service you have remaining.
  • Complete required training and be rated as competent in the skills required for the role.
  • Provide tech support, including support via troubleshooting, implementing bug fixes, and root cause analysis
  • Review requirements to ensure that they are provided in sufficient detail to be accurately estimated.
  • Work with product owners to fully understand business functionality, pain points, and areas of improvements.
  • Proactively keep HTML/CSS/JavaScript skills current by learning and coding every day.

Ready to get started?
It takes less than 5 minutes to complete the application. There is zero cost but space is limited. Apply now to reserve your spot on our list.

Launch a #newcollar Career
in 3 Easy Steps

We're here to support you in your transition.

Here is what you will need to do next:

Our program features flexible pacing. That means you can go fast if you are willing to work hard; minimize the time it will take for you to reach your goal of a new high paying career in tech. 

  • Step 1: Apply and begin the pre-apprenticeship training. You do not need to complete the training prior to program admission, but you should immediately get started if you are interested in joining our team. There is a very competitive selection process, best to come prepared.
  • Step 2: Prep for an interview. The best way is engage with the community and push through the curriculum. SkillBridge participants will be required to complete all of the pre-apprenticeship and some apprenticeship curriculum before the end of your SkillBridge internship so it's best to get started early. As you make progress in the curriculum, you may be invited to interview. This will be your only formal opportunity to be accepted into the program. Space is very limited.
  • Step 3: Ace your interview and get accepted. Pro-Tip we are really looking at effort in the pre-apprenticeship course. We will issue you a letter that you can provide your command for final approval. You will start on the date specified.

Interested in learning more?

Check out a video recording of our latest information session.

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Pre-Apprenticeship

  • Apprenticeship

How often does the program start? And how long is it?

Our SkillBridge program is an immersive 40hrs a week, 121-150 day program in a rolling cohort format. We accommodate multiple start dates each month.

Can I participate if I have less than 120 days until separation?

We are able to accommodate opportunities of 120 days or fewer, however we do prioritize individuals that can do 121 to 150 days, and those with prior technical experience for admission.

What is the program training like?

This unpaid program combines Software Engineering training with hands on exercises and career skills training.  25% of the program is instructor led 50% is project/practical work and 25% is self-paced online learning.  The program also includes guest speakers and industry presentations.  We have TAs and instructors for technical assistance and each participant is assigned an internal mentor.

Do you guarantee a job?

No.  We will guarantee you an interview for our apprenticeship. More than 90% of the graduates of our apprenticeship program have secured job offers within 60 days of program end date. Our goal is to make the SkillBridge program a pathway to direct placement at an employer or into our apprenticeship program. Admission into our program is highly sought after because it is one of few "earn and learn" pathway to a high growth technical career. Our graduates work for enterprise organizations and at service providers that work with large enterprise companies.

Will I get a certificate at the end of the program?

You will have the opportunity to sit for at least 2 industry recognized certifications at the end of the program, but you will learn valuable skills that will make you ready for day one on the job. That is way more valuable than a piece of paper.

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