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Rod Powers

VA Department Fills Up Many Job Training Positions!

By August 30, 2012

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The Veterans Affairs Department announced Monday it has filled 36,000 of the 45,000 job training openings available in 2012 for unemployed veterans ages 35 to 60, and it expects to have every slot filled by Sept. 30, according to an Army Times story.

An additional 55,000 openings will be available beginning Oct. 1, the start of fiscal 2013, for the Veterans’ Retaining Assistance Program, which provides up to 12 months of Montgomery GI Bill benefits while participants take vocational training classes aimed at helping them find work in high-demand occupations.

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