As a reminder, if you are a Veteran with a CS background or a student Veteran studying CS and interested in learning more about Cybersecurity, then this a great opportunity to learn more about this important and emerging field.
Fast Track IT Training for Transitioning Military Personnel
Since 9/11, military veterans have experienced an unemployment rate about 50 percent higher than their predecessors, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Exactly why that discrepancy exists is hard to say.
On-the-Job Training (OJT) and Apprenticeship Programs
For more than a century, education, as we know it, has traditionally been in a classroom setting. Before this more modern arrangement, there was apprenticeship. Nowadays, apprentices are productive members of the workforce who have chosen to master their craft as they train on the job and in the classroom. VA is no stranger to […]
Changes to the Fry Scholarship
The Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 (“Choice Act”) was recently signed into law. Most of the Act pertains to Veterans health care but it also included two provisions affecting GI Bill® benefits. This note pertains to the Fry Scholarship; my next note will talk about in-state tuition.
Walmart Grant to Goodwill Means More Jobs
$5 MILLION WALMART FOUNDATION GRANT HELPS GOODWILL® GROW JOBS PROGRAM FOR VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES Operation: GoodJobs Learns from Pilot Program and Expands to Four States with High Concentrations of Veterans ROCKVILLE, Md. — The Walmart Foundation has granted $5 million to Goodwill Industries International to expand Operation: GoodJobs, an initiative that equips military veterans and […]
Dept. of Labor Releases 2014 Budget Request
Budget includes support for job training, veterans, safer workplaces WASHINGTON – Acting Secretary of Labor Seth D. Harris today released the U.S. Department of Labor’s fiscal year 2014 budget request, which supports President Obama’s plan to strengthen the economy and grow the middle class through continued investments in training and resources for job seekers.
VRAP – Helping Veterans Find Employment
The Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP), which was officially rolled out July 1, 2012, was created to help unemployed veterans who are seeking to learn new skills in the face of challenging economic conditions.
Labor Dept Awards 90 More Grants for Training Homeless Vets
US Labor Department announces more than $20 million in grants to provide job training for more than 11,000 homeless veterans WASHINGTON–The U.S. Department of Labor today awarded 90 grants totaling more than $20 million to fund job training and support services that will help more than 11,000 veterans succeed in civilian careers. The grants are being […]
Joint VA/Labor Department program to retrain vets
Online site now opened for veterans to apply for education benefits WASHINGTON– Unemployed veterans between the ages of 35 and 60 can now apply for new benefits to cover education costs for up to one year through a joint U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and U.S. Department of Labor program that focuses on retraining 99,000 […]