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Veteran Job News Roundup July

Here's a roundup of veteran job news.

Memphis Programs Aims to Connect Vets with Aviation Jobs

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (Release) – In an effort to prepare military veterans for potential airport-related jobs, Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority (MSCAA) is partnering with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and University Aviation Association to bring the Edge4Vets program to Memphis.    

Edge4Vets works in collaboration with Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA), which represents major commercial airports in the US and Canada, to accelerate veterans into airport workforces. The Edge4Vets program combines workshop training with online instruction to teach veterans how to translate their military strengths, including values and skills, into tools for the airport and business workforces, then connects them with program partner jobs.

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Veterans Outreach Center awarded $500,000 federal grant for homeless veterans

Washington, D.C. (WHAM) - The Veterans Outreach Center will be receiving a $500,000 federal grant to give homeless veterans job training and apprenticeship opportunities.

The Rochester-based non-profit organization will use the funding to bring in partner organizations for career coaching and vocational employment services.

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

WASHINGTON — 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.

“We are invested in ensuring Veterans make successful transitions into their post-military career,” said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. “We are excited to partner with successful training providers who will help pave the way for Veterans seeking meaningful employment in their field of study.”

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:

  • When 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. 

Veterans will receive a monthly housing stipend while in training. This benefit will be modeled after the Post-9/11 GI Bill housing rate

The VET TEC webpage provides additional requirements and application instructions. VA will review applications from training providers to ensure proposed programs meet VET TEC criteria. Selected training providers will be notified in early spring.