Vocational Training and Certification Programs

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According to the U.S. Dept. of Labor electricians, carpenters, construction workers, police, and computer systems specialists will be the most sought after and highest paid workers in the U.S. In fact the median annual pay for these professions ranges from $33,000 - $62,000 per year.

The DoD has worked with the Departments of Labor, Education and Veteran's Affairs to develop many ways for you to pursue vocational and technical licensing and certification. These Vo-Tech programs are designed to to either document your current (or past) training and experience or offer you the opportunity to take courses, exams and practicals to get the types of certification and licensing that are vital to your eventual transition into the civilian workforce.

As a Servicemember or Veteran you have several programs available that will help you get Vocational/Technical (Vo-Tech) Training, Professional Licensing, Certification, and On-the-Job Training (OJT - Veterans only). The following table will provide you links to further information and descriptions of programs that are available to you:

Army Vo-Tech Programs

Army COOL Program Army Knowledge Online Army Tuition Assistance

Navy Vo-Tech Programs

Navy COOL Program My Navy Portal  Navy Tuition Assistance US MAP Apprenticeship Program

Marine Corps Vo-Tech Programs

US MAP Apprenticeship Program My Navy Portal  Marine's Tuition Assistance

Air Force Vo-Tech Programs

CCAF Programs Air Force Tuition Assistance


Coast Guard Vo-Tech Programs

US MAP Apprenticeship Program Learning Management System Coast Guard Tuition Assistance

Other Vo-Tech Programs

VA Licensing and Certification VA Vocational Rehab (Vets Only) VA OJT (Reserve and Vets Only) Government Learning Center Troops to Teachers Helmets to Hard Hats
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