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.