VA’s New Pilot Program for IT Training Open to All-era Veterans

Here’s to hoping the pilot program does well and the program is available at more locations around the country.

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VA’s New Pilot Program for IT Training Open to All-era Veterans

A just-launched Veterans Affairs Department program to train veterans for information technology jobs will be as much for older veterans — regardless of era — as for the twentysomethings only now re-entering the civilian workforce, the VA says.

The pilot Accelerated Learning Programs, which are being held in several sites around the country, have been set up in such a way to expedite employment once training is ended and follow-up to determine longer term success, according to Rosye Cloud, Senior Advisor for Veteran Employment and Acting Director for the Office of Transition, Employment and Economic Impact.

“We wanted to run a strong pilot [program], looking at our veterans at the VA, and our mission at VA is to support all-era veterans,” Cloud said. “We’ll be pulling from the population that’s looking to be in the labor market” regardless of era.

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