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When it comes to funding your career education you want to quickly determine what and how much funding is available to you. TLG Learning is a veteran in that department. We have been working with veterans and civilians pursuing an IT career for nearly 20 years and helped thousands of students successfully navigate the funding process.

Understanding and securing funding can be a frustrating and time-consuming experience without help, and at TLG learning we’re all about helping our students get a job. Connect with us today and let TLG Learning help you quickly understand your funding options and help get you to work.

Veterans Technology Education Courses (VET TEC)

The Veteran Employment Through Technology Education Courses (VET TEC) program allows veterans to get into fast-track education programs leading to IT Careers. It allows service members to attend education programs offered by leading training providers to develop their high-tech skills. The benefit covers tuition for a full-time IT training program as well as housing allowance during the training. You may be eligible for VET TEC if you meet all of the requirements listed below.

  • Aren’t on active duty or are within 180 days of separating from active duty, and
  • Qualify for VA education assistance under the GI Bill, and
  • Have at least one day of unexpired GI Bill entitlement, and
  • Are accepted into a program by a VA-approved training provider.

Note: Your VET TEC training won’t count against your GI Bill entitlement, and you need only one day of unexpired GI Bill benefits to participate.

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GI Bill

The term GI Bill® refers to any Department of Veterans Affairs education benefit earned by members of Active Duty, Selected Reserve and National Guard Armed Forces and their families. The benefit is designed to help service members and eligible veterans cover the costs associated with getting an education or training. The GI Bill has several programs and each is administrated differently — depending on a person’s eligibility and duty status.

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Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E)

Eligible Veterans and Service members may apply for either Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E) service or for Education/Career Counseling online through eBenefits. Ill or injured Service members who have not yet received an SCD rating do not need to wait to apply. Service members expecting a discharge that is other than dishonorable who possess a VA memorandum or Integrated Disability Evaluation System (IDES) rating of 20 percent or more—as well as Service members currently going through a Physical Evaluation Board—may be eligible to receive VR&E services. You can learn more about this program on the US Department of Veterans Affairs website.

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Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

WIOA is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy. WIOA brings together, in strategic coordination, the core programs of Federal investment in skill development:

  • Employment and training services for adults, dislocated workers, and youth and Wagner-Peyser employment services administered by the Department of Labor (DOL) through formula grants to states.
  • Adult education and literacy programs and Vocational Rehabilitation state grant programs that assist individuals with disabilities in obtaining employment administered by the Department of Education (DoED).

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Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA)

The TAA Program seeks to provide adversely affected workers with opportunities to obtain the skills, credentials, resources, and support necessary to (re)build skills for future jobs. Any member of a worker group certified by the Department may be eligible to receive the following benefits and services at a local American Job Center: training, employment and case management services, job search allowances, relocation allowances, and income support in the form of Trade Readjustment Allowances (TRA). Reemployment TAA (RTAA) and Alternative TAA (ATAA), which provide wage supplements for reemployed older workers whose reemployment resulted in lower wages than those earned in their trade-affected employment, may also be available.

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Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program

To help veterans transition into meaningful civilian careers, the VBA has launched the Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program. VRRAP offers education and training for high-demand jobs to Veterans who are unemployed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. VRRAP applies to over 200 high-demand career fields. The benefit covers tuition for a full-time IT training program as well as housing allowance during the training.

You may be eligible for VRRAP if you meet all of the requirements listed below.

  • Must be between the ages of 22 and 66
  • Unemployed due to the pandemic
  • Not eligible for GI Bill® or VR&E benefits (or, if eligible for the Post- 9/11 GI Bill®, have transferred all benefits to family members)
  • Not rated as totally disabled
    Not enrolled in federal or state job programs
  • Not receiving unemployment benefits (including CARES Act benefits).

You can learn more about this program on the US Department of Veterans Affairs website.

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