In an effort to reduce Veterans’ unemployment, the “VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011” was passed and signed into law last November
Included in this new law is the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP) for unemployed 35 to 60 year old Veterans. The program will begin accepting applications on May 15, 2012 and the program will begin on July 1, 2012.
The VRAP provides 12 months of training assistance to qualified unemployed Veterans at the full-time payment rate under the Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty program. The program must lead to a high demand occupation and result in an Associate Degree, Non-College Degree of Certificate.
This program is jointly administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Labor (DOL). For more detailed information on VOW and VRAP visit www.benefits.va.gov/VOW or contact:
Jackie Heath, Veterans Coordinator
(252) 823-5166 x254