Veterans Employment

What Is Wrong with the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP)?

What Is Wrong with the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP)? That was a fundamental question the House of Representative subcommittee asked. Out of the 114,098 applications that have been approved, only 58,225, or about 51% at the time of this writing, are actually enrolled in a training program. As a result of their findings, the …

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New Legislation Introduced Aimed at Getting Veterans Back to Work

On July 2nd, U.S. Senators Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) teamed up to introduce bipartisan legislation called the Improving Job Opportunities for Veterans Act  that would improve and increase the availability of apprenticeships and on-the-job training programs for veterans using the GI Bill.  This legislation is a companion to the House of Representatives …

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Three $50,000-a-Year Career Fields That Require Only an Associate Degree

Yes, you have your Post 9/11 GI Bill or Montgomery GI Bill that will pay up to four years of college, but let’s face it, not everyone wants to spend that much time in school before getting out into the working world. What if I showed you three great healthcare fields with median yearly salaries …

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Two Non-College Occupations with Great Growth Potential

Let’s face it: Not everyone is cut out to go to a two or four-year college. However, there are several occupations that have great growth potential and only require two years or less of vocational training. The two occupations discussed in this blog post are on the Department of Labor’s high demand list, meaning they …

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