The GI Bill is available for training at Non-College-Degree Institutions, examples of this type of training are:
This program assists veterans and their dependents by allowing them to learn a trade or skill through participation in apprenticeship or on-the-job training rather than by attending classes.
One generally enters into a training contract for a specific period of time with an employer or union and at the end of the training period has gained job certification or journeyman status. In most instances one receives a salary from their employer or union while participating in training. As one progresses through training, their skill level increases and so does their salary. GI Bill payments are issued monthly after we receive certification of hours worked from the employer.
This type of training is not available to active duty servicepersons or spouses utilizing transferred entitlement.
Reserve Educational Assistance (REAP)
Survivors & Dependents Assistance (DEA)
Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)
Educational Assistance Test Program
National Call to Service Program
Veterans Retraining Assistance Program
Unemployed and separating service members now will be able to train in skills that may lead more quickly to private-sector jobs as the Post-9/11 GI Bill starts covering vocational, on-the-job and apprenticeship training and correspondence schools.
Noncollege, nondegree courses are covered under the education benefits program effective Saturday. The change offers the opportunity to learn a new skill without spending two or four years in pursuit of a college degree.
A wide range of classes would be included, such as culinary arts, law enforcement training, architectural drafting and computer troubleshooting.
Common training programs include computer-related skills, long-haul truck driving, medical support such as laboratory testing, beauty and cosmetology schools, law enforcement training academies and real estate classes.
Examples of covered programs include the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Hollywood; the Myotherapy Institute of Lincoln, Neb.,