VA: VA seeks training providers to ready Veterans for high-tech careers

“Today the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it is inviting training providers to participate in a new pilot program to prepare Veterans for careers in the high-tech workforce.”

“The Veteran Employment Through Technology Education Courses (VET TEC) program, for which Veterans can apply beginning in April, is designed to give Veterans more options and access to nontraditional training to acquire skills in information technology, computer software, information science, media application, data processing and computer programming fields.”

“VET TEC training providers will have access to student Veterans who are motivated, hard-working team players. They will operate under an incentivized payment structure designed to ensure Veterans complete their training and land good jobs. The structure includes the following:

Veterans begin their courses, VA will pay the training provider 25 percent of tuition and mandatory fees. When a Veteran graduates, VA will pay another 25 percent of the tuition and mandatory fees.

When a Veteran lands a job in his or her area of study and training, VA will pay the last 50 percent of tuition and mandatory fees…” Read the full press release here.

Source: VA seeks training providers to ready Veterans for high-tech careers – February 13, 2019. VA.gov

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