- The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs reports that 27,080 unemployed veterans have applied for assistance through the Veteran Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP).
- The program received 12,000 applications within the first two weeks of its unveiling in May.
- VRAP is meant to help unemployed veterans between the ages of 35 and 60 to get help for education toward associate degrees or certificates.
From the article:
Unemployed veterans may be heading back to school in mass under a federal program to get out-of-work veterans trained and back in the job market.
Officials at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs say there has been an enormous response to a new skills-based program that pays for up to a year of education toward an associate degree or a non-college-degree or certificate. ...