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.