Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Vets--maybe you can retrain for a year

There may not be much call for IED disarmament, but there is for team-players, strategic thinkers, methodical planners, and other skills.

There is a now a special GI bill called the VRAP—Veterans Retraining Assistance Program.

The goal is to get 10,000 vets who lost jobs during the recession and may lack modern-day skills.

You can get almost $1500 a month for one year to cover costs of an associate degree or technical school if you pursueone of 211 high-demand fields. These include nurses and truck drivers, to name two.

Unemployed vets from 35 to 60 are eligible if they are not in other programs.

The two-year program will accept 45,000 apps through Sept 30 and more between Oct and March.

Go to http://benefits.va.gov/vow/education.htm.

This is urgent because some vets are becoming homeless.

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