VET TEC, a high-tech training pilot program, is now taking Veteran applications

A new approach to Veteran education


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Veteran applications are now being accepted for the VET TEC (Veteran Employment Through Technology Education Courses) pilot program.

VET TEC allows Veterans to receive accelerated training in coding bootcamps and similar programs in information science, computer programming, computer software, media application, and data processing. The program is meant to quickly teach Veterans the cutting-edge skills they need to work in the high-tech industry.

VET TEC is part of the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act, also known as the “Forever GI Bill.” VET TEC has an initial funding level of $15 million annually. The idea with VET TEC is simple: Learn, turn, earn.

Veterans learn the high-tech skills that top employers demand. VET TEC’s coding boot camps and other programs turn it into an opportunity to gain 21st century skills. Veterans earn a better living for themselves and their families.

To participate, Veterans need only one day of unexpired GI Bill benefits. The program doesn’t use GI Bill benefits and pays a monthly housing stipend to students in the program. After applying, VA will determine eligibility. Veterans will receive certificates of eligibility on a first-come, first-serve basis until the funds are exhausted.

Once a Veteran receives the certificate of eligibility, he or she will be able to apply to the training providers listed on the GI Bill VET TEC webpage. Potential training providers for the program can still apply – more information on that is on our Training Provider page.

To find out more about the program and apply, go to the VET TEC webpage. If you have questions or would like additional VET TEC information, comment on our Facebook page.


About the author: Veterans Benefits Administration’s Education Service delivers GI Bill® education benefits to Veterans, service members, and their families.  Since 1944, the GI Bill has helped millions of Veterans pay for college, graduate school, and training programs.

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Comments

  1. Michel Joachim    

    Yeah, Deanna
    I agree for your words don’t forget the people that came before 9/11… Thanks

  2. rick white    

    there are military Veterans of service to the Country long before the Gulf War era, ya know…

  3. Deanna Girard    

    These programs look great on paper but if the status “Veteran” is not all inclusive without timelines than it really is not for Veterans. Don’t forget the people that came before 9/11, we ALL served. USAF Veteran.

  4. Julie Adams    

    My comment in reference to the Vet Tech programs displayed. People do what they do. I cannot answer or apply, theirs no set requirements? They say to me no you no veteran, I was noncommissioned ARMY 75 the Regimine 1993-1996 then NAVY enlisted then medical discharged they say Your not disability, so I work long hours pay my own insurance family, then 3027 say your no veteran, your not disciplined, go test, USMC I test. They say too slow too uneducated, after 83 WPM testing typing Missouri, 82 EASE, they say too uneducated in Missouri, the 3.96 GPA IBA too uneducated? They say too old join military now, I say, you called me. I didn’t call you. Too uneducated my 2 years at Mount Marty College? Or my 2 years at Western Iowa Technical Community College, or my 4 years at Iowa Central Community College and Buena Vista University, and 10 years 2000-2009 Chicago Illinois School of Medicine. They say NCRC score too low, Bronze no calculators no icons, they say too much no work, I say to much test no pay me testing. They say too slow…too uneducated. They don’t pay my bills. EXPLAIN. They say what division of the military. I’m not a robot. Go buy one, with my test of intelligence, you disgrace.

  5. John Murray Bailey, Jr.    

    Why do you send me all this information?
    I served 2 years in the Army in 1961 to
    1963 I am unable to get anything from
    The VA because I am not on skid row.
    Yet because my brother who was in
    Vietnam he had a heart attack at his TV
    Shop and he receives a check over
    $ 2,000 a month. I can’t even get a card
    Showing I was in the Army. I was stationed
    In Germany as a security guard walking
    In all kind of weather out in the deep
    Woods I just as soon that you take
    Me off your list it ticks me off every
    Time I get something from your office
    John Bailey

    1. T. Walker    

      This is not fair to the veterans that served prior to 9/11 era. We would like opportunities too, but yet we are being forgotten again with this new training. This only increases the problem and is not helping those of us that served at all.

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