Apprenticeship & On-The-Job Training Programs
Did you know?
Apprenticeship and On-the-Job Training programs are available for beneficiaries using their VA Education benefits.
Apprenticeship and On-the-Job Training programs allow beneficiaries to learn a trade or skill through training on the job participation rather than attending the formal classroom instruction. The VA Education beneficiary usually enters into a training contract with an employer or union, and at the end of the training, the beneficiary gains job certification or journeyman status. The employer or union pays the beneficiary a salary. If the beneficiary is in an approved program they can use their VA Education benefit and receive a monthly tax-free stipend.
Industries and Jobs that may offer On-the-Job Training or Apprenticeship programs:
- Correctional Facilities
- Auto Repair
Benefits of having a program that is approved for VA Education Benefits:
- Use the VA Education benefit as a recruiting tool by using wages + stipend to attract Veteran candidates.
If you are an employer who is interested in receiving more information about how to establish programs at your organization please contact us.
- Dept of Labor’s apprenticeship link: https://www.apprenticeship.gov/service-members-and-veterans
- VA’s web link for OJT/APP: https://www.va.gov/education/about-gi-bill-benefits/how-to-use-benefits/on-the-job-training-apprenticeships/