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The Best Trade School Training Programs for Veterans

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Are you a United States veteran looking to begin your new future? We have some exciting education and training opportunities if you want a future with good earning potential.

What’s even better is our vocational programs incorporate skill sets most veterans already know.  We can help you train for the career you want in the field you choose!

Careers for Veterans

Veterans are a very unique and skilled group of individuals. Veterans have already learned specific job tasks while they were in the military. We try to use your job skills as a foundation piece in helping you move forward with acquiring vocational education and training.

We have listed below some of the most versatile jobs for vets there is in today’s job market;

Operations Manager 

Usually requires a 4-year degree but the military experience is a bonus. Job skills include providing efficient and effective day-to-day operations for companies. 

Computer Information Systems Manager

Usually requires a 4-year degree but the military experience is a bonus. Job skills include overseeing IT computer technology operations for companies. 

Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers

Providing mechanical services for any company’s fleet of cars. Usually requires a GED or H.S. Diploma and military experience.


Install, fix and/or maintain equipment, fixtures, and systems in companies and homes. Usually requires vocational training and certification.

Trade Schools for Veterans

There are many trade schools for veterans. Many trade schools have specialized vocational classes and training available for veterans.

The military lists ten vocational and trade skills for veterans with many growth possibilities. They include some of the below; 

  1.  HVAC
  2. Carpentry
  3. Cosmetology
  4. Medical Assistant
  5. Electrician Training
  6. Massage Therapy
  7. Carpenter
  8. Designer in jewelry or floral
  9. Mechanic or Auto Technician
  10. Veterinarian Assistant

Each of the above fields offers skills many veterans have experience or knowledge of.

These vocational or trade school fields represent some of the shortest paths you can take in securing your future. Most trade schools have programs in a variety of fields. Many have certifications or Associate of Applied Science Degrees you get in two years or less.

Trade Schools

Veterans who want to receive schooling or train in a vocational trade field can select from various VA-approved trade schools.

  • According to the NSF, Almost half (44%) of all veterans earn an associate’s degree or vocational certification.
  • Most veterans complete their schooling and training before their benefits end.
  • According to the US Department Of Veterans Affairs, Veterans attending trade school have job growth rates of over 14% between 2018-2024.

Visit Any veteran student who graduates with an associate’s Degree or more will have the G.I. Bill® pays for the following;

Tuition and Fees for an Associate’s Degree or more

Once the Vet has been approved by the VA, tuition and fees may be paid to the school by the VA. At less than 100 percent tier school, coverage is by the tiered percentage.

Monthly Housing Allowance

The amount depends on the zip code.

Books and Supplies 

Any veteran student who graduates from a Vocational or Trade School may qualify for the following;

  • Tuition and Fees –
  • Licensing or certification

Jobs For Vets

If you are a veteran who can imagine what you want or want to seek what you need, we have the answers to any questions you have.

Our specialty is adult education and certification programs. We also offer an Associate of Applied Science Degree.

Some of the vocational or educational training programs we offer have unlimited futures for veterans. They include, but are not limited to;

Pharmacy Technician

Behavioral Health Assistant

Alcohol and Drug Counseling

Studies in Substance Use Disorder Counseling

Business Office Administration

Electrical Training Program

HVAC Technician

Our programs include diagnostic education in techniques and testing. Theory and practice are a part of the principles of the respective work field areas we offer.

The trade or vocational school matches the veteran’s experience and knowledge in determining their next best step. 

There is no substitute for the experience veterans gain while in the military. We try to integrate their knowledge into their vocational or trade school experience.

The Main Benefit of a Technical School Is…

Educational benefits for veterans are available. It is critical when you complete your military service; you understand your veteran education benefits.

Almost every educational program has its own set of criteria. These criteria differ in each program you review.

There are funding sources veterans can review to determine which is the best fit for them. You can use these funding sources for educational and technical training needs. They are;

  • Tuition Help
  • Top Up
  • Montgomery G.I. Bill®
  • Post 9/11 G.I. Bill®

Supplemental Funding in Jobs for Vets

There is even supplemental funding in jobs for vet services. Every veteran can review them to determine if there is one that meets their needs. They are;

  • Yellow Ribbon program,
  • Top-Up
  • G.I. Bill® Kicker
  • Work-Study Program
  • Tutorial Help

The supplemental funding sources also have other grants for specific program field areas. 

Some of these include, but are not limited to;

  • Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship 
  • Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance (DEA) program

Our dedication is to the men and women who served our country. We want to help give them the best opportunities available. We want to give them the skills for their future success.

If you want to map a successful path to your future, call us today!

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