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In its ongoing efforts to provide unemployed Veterans with the education and training they need to compete for high-demand jobs, VA will seek out Veterans who may be qualified for its new Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP) at the Detroit VA for VetsHiring Fair June 26-28.
See the Two VA Press Releases below, with some excerpts
VRAP – Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP):
VRAP allows qualifying Veterans between the ages of 35 and 60 to receive up to 12 months of education assistance.
- Maximum payments are equal to the full-time rate for the Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty, currently $1,473 monthly.
- Under this program, Veterans apply on a first-come, first-served basis for programs that begin on or after July 1. VA began accepting applications May 15.
- VA can approve 45,000 Veterans through September 30 of this year and up to 54,000 Veterans may participate during the fiscal year beginning October 1.
- The program runs through March 2014.
CLICK HERE FOR VA’s Press Release: “New Veterans Retraining Assistance Program to Take Center Stage at Detroit VA for Vets Hiring Fair – June 14, 2012“
VA & US CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Pact:
Leaders of the Department of Veterans Affairs and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s National Chamber Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes program have signed an agreement pledging “cooperation and collaboration” to help Veterans find civilian jobs. In that spirit, the two organizations will work together in Detroit during the Veterans Hiring Fair June 26-28.
- VA is hosting three major events at Detroit’s Cobo Center June 26-29: The VA for Vets Hiring Fair, the Veteran Open House, and the National Veterans Small Business Conference and Expo. The events are expected to attract thousands of Veterans, business owners and federal employees, with an economic impact estimated at $11 million for the city.
- More than 24,000 federal and private-sector job openings across the country will be available at the free Veteran Hiring Fair June 26-28.
- VA will bring together partners like the First Lady’s “Joining Forces” initiative and Hiring Our Heroes, along with private sector companies, during the fair.
- Not only will the fair provide Veterans an opportunity to showcase their skills to potential employers, it will also assist Veterans with resume preparation, interview techniques and career coaching to help Veteran attendees become career ready.
CLICK HERE FOR VA’s Press Release , “VA and U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s National Chamber Foundation Sign Pact to Boost Veteran Employment – June 19, 2012 “.
This is a step in the right direction in helping veterans reintegrate and adjust to civilian life!
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