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Veteran Employment Through Technology Education Courses (VET TEC) program

If you want to gain computer skills and experience to start or advance your career in the high-technology industry, find out if you’re eligible for our new VET TEC program.

What’s VET TEC?

VET TEC is a new program that matches you with a leading training provider who can help you develop high-tech skills. You can start or advance your career in the high-tech industry with a training program that’ll take months—or just weeks—to complete.

VET TEC is a five-year pilot program. You can participate as long as the funding is available.

Am I eligible for this program?

You may be eligible for VET TEC if you meet all of the requirements listed below.

All of these must be true. You:

  • Aren’t on active duty, and
  • Qualify for VA education assistance under the GI Bill, and
  • Have at least one day of unexpired GI Bill entitlement, and
  • Are accepted into a program by a VA-approved training provider

Note: Your VET TEC training won’t count against your GI Bill entitlement.


What types of training does VET TEC cover?

With VET TEC, you can get training in one of these high-demand training areas:

  • Computer software
  • Computer programming
  • Data processing
  • Information science
  • Media applications

What benefits can I get through this program?

  • Tuition for a full-time high-tech training program
  • Money for housing during your training

How do I apply?

First, you’ll need to apply for the VET TEC program by filling out an Application for Veteran Employment Through Technology Education Course (VA Form 22-0994).

If we determine that you’re eligible for VET TEC, you’ll then apply to the VA-approved training provider of your choice. Your training provider may review your qualifications to assess whether they think you’ll be able to successfully complete their training program and find meaningful, relevant employment.
View currently approved training providers

Note: If you haven’t already applied for VA education benefits, you’ll also need to fill out an Application for VA Education Benefits (VA Form 22-1990).

Apply for education benefits

Get more information

If you have questions about the program or how to apply:

  • Call us at 1-888-GIBILL1 (1-888-442-4551). We’re here Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET. If you have hearing loss, call TTY: 711.
  • Or email us at VETTEC.VBABUF@va.gov.