Veterans Affairs Department

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Benefits

Computer Networking Center is proud to be an approved training vendor of the Department of Veterans Affairs.  Computer Networking Center has been training our Nations Veterans for employment in HIGH DEMAND occupations for the past 10 years.  If you have any questions regarding your VA Department grants (i.e. GI-BILL, VRAP, etc..), please contact Computer Networking Center’s Administrator at 734-462-2090 for more information.

Post 9/11 – GI Bill (A New GI Bill for the 21st Century)

The Post 9/11 GI Bill provides education benefits for service members who have served on active duty for 90 or more days after September 11, 2001. The new Post 9/11 GI Bill covers more than just tuition fees – depending on how many months you served, the Post 9/11 GI Bill can cover numerous training-related costs, including books, supplies, lodging, certification exams, relocation, and even free training for veterans’ spouses and children. Please contact Computer Networking Center’s Administrator at 734-462-2090 for more information or visit the following website for more information regarding the Post 9/11 GI Bill:

http://www.gibill.va.gov/benefits/post_911_gibill/index.html

Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP)

Congress passed, and the President has signed into law, the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011. Included in this new law is the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP) for unemployed Veterans. The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) and the Department of Labor (DoL) are working together to roll out this new program on July 1, 2012. The new program will provide retraining for Veterans hardest hit by current economic conditions.
The VRAP offers 12 months of training assistance to unemployed Veterans. To qualify, a Veteran must:

  • Be at least 35 but no more than 60 years old
  • Be unemployed (as determined by DoL)
  • Have an other than dishonorable discharge
  • Not be eligible for any other VA education benefit program (e.g.: the Post-9/11 GI Bill, Montgomery GI Bill, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Assistance)
  • Not be in receipt of VA compensation due to unemployability
  • Not be enrolled in a federal or state job training program

The program is limited to 45,000 participants during fiscal year 2012, and to 54,000 participants from October 1, 2012, through March 31, 2014. Participants may receive up to 12 months of assistance at the full-time payment rate under the Montgomery GI Bill–Active Duty program (currently $1,473 per month). Applications will be submitted through DoL and benefits paid by VA. DoL will provide employment assistance to every Veteran who participates upon completion of their program. Global Information Technology is approved to accept VRAP students under VA approved program of education and train the Veteran for a high demand occupation. Please contact Computer Networking Center’s Administrator at 734-462-2090 for  more information or visit the following website for more information:

http://benefits.va.gov/vow/education.htm