Education for Veterans
The value of education should never be underestimated, especially education for veterans. The federal government, specifically the Department of Veteran Affairs, has made higher education and vocational training for veterans financially possible and a benefit that should not be overlooked. U.S. military veterans already have an impressive skill set, but jobs without some type of education are becoming rare, that is why veterans need to take advantage of educational opportunities now. In 2008 the Department of Veteran Affairs estimated that there were over 23 million veterans in the U.S., and in the post 9/11 population over 70% of veterans were under the age of 39. This percentage is expected to grow rapidly over the next years. These numbers indicate that there is an overwhelmingly large population of young veterans needing to find jobs after their military career. Education for veterans, on any level will improve the chance of finding employment that will turn into an enjoyable career.
Education for veterans takes many forms. Graduate or undergraduate degrees are the most traditional, but they do not appeal to everyone. In many cases available time, other commitments and location may interfere with a traditional school schedule. Veteran education can also take the form of online education for Veterans, Distance Education for Veterans, vocational or trade schools for Veterans as well as entrepreneurship or on the job training. Online classes give veterans a great opportunity to ‘attend’ school at their own pace and on their own hours. Many veterans choose a trade school education; this provides a shorter alternative to traditional college and gives veterans a job-ready skill. Whatever type of veteran education you choose, it will exponentially increase your chances at finding a job and will give you knowledge to last a lifetime. Military Spouses are also eligible for MyCAA program with funding of $6,000 for portable careers. Please check out the Virtual School Directory on MilitaryConnection.com
Funding Veteran Education