Below is job training information for Wounded Warriors who have left the WTU and are interested in Job Training Opportunities:
Veterans Training Assistance
Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP)
The VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 has included in this new law the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP). VRAP offers up to 12 months of training assistance to unemployed Veterans. The VRAP program is a joint effort by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Labor to offer additional educational and/or training benefits to unemployed Veterans 35 to 60 years old that do not have any remaining GI Bill benefits. If qualified, you may be eligible to receive up to 12 months of Montgomery GI benefits leading to an Associates Degree or certification for a high demand occupation.
Visit the VA web site for more information or to access the online VRAP application available. To complete the application you will need to know your direct deposit information (bank routing number and account number), the name and location of your school, the program you wish to pursue, and the high-demand occupation you are training towards.
VR&E Partners Program
The VR&E Partners Program is a partnership between the VA’s Veterans Rehabilitation and Employment Program and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service. The Program’s primary function is to help veterans who have service-connected disabilities become suitably employed, maintain employment, or achieve independence in daily living. There are approximately 90 VR&E Employment Coordinators located across the country.
U.S. Department of Labor. Employment and Training Administration
Find information about employment and training opportunities under the Jobs for Veterans Act.
Job Training Websites
Websites with information about job training opportunities:
Inova Health System’s Military to Medicine Program – Healthcare is more than a job… you can create a career that moves with you. Military to Medicine® provides the pathway to training and employment opportunities.
Oracle’s Injured Veteran Job and Training Program – Oracle is proud to offer the Injured Veteran Job and Training Program. Developed in partnership with the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes, the program is specifically designed for women and men injured in the Afghanistan and Iraqi Wars. It incorporates functional training to help in their transition to civilian employment. Our goal is to provide injured veterans with employment experience that may lead to regular employment.
The U. S. House of Representatives Wounded Warrior Fellowship Program – The Wounded Warrior Program was established to create employment opportunities for veterans within the House of Representatives. These two-year fellowships provide veterans with experience and exposure to broaden career opportunities.
Microsoft’s Elevate America Job Skills Program – Microsoft is committed to giving people access to the skills they need for jobs in the growing knowledge economy. To support this commitment, we created Elevate America. Elevate America incorporates a number of programs and resources that share a common focus; providing technology skills training, and resources to help people find employment.
100 Entrepreneurs Foundation provides seriously wounded service members, veterans and their families with information and ideas for creating their own businesses or exploring civilian jobs after they leave the hospital
Veteran Guide To Starting and Owning A Business In addition to protecting our freedom at home and abroad, U.S. veterans are returning home and strengthening our economy. In fact 10% of all small businesses in the United States are launched and run by veterans. This translates to over 6 million created jobs and over $1 trillion in annual domestic revenue. Additionally, veteran-owned businesses have a higher success rate than other startups, which is a reflection of training, discipline, and diverse skill sets. With that, we have put together a number of business resources for veterans to help them with their continued success back home.
The following training opportunity is available to Wounded Warriors while in a WTU: