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In just 4-5-months, students can acquire electronics assembler and technician skills, hands-on experience, and industry-standard certifications through our STRAC® immersion program.

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What Our Graduates Say

“I was first introduced to the program through the Greater New Bedford Career center.  One of the Veteran Advocates was presenting to veterans who were actively seeking a fast week to re-enter the work force.  After the presentation, I immediately applied and couldn’t wait to get started.  Given my background, the training was a bit familiar to me.  I appreciated the support from veteran advocates who provided resources and assistance with respect to obtaining unemployment benefits and rental assistance. VAe advocates also provided employment advocacy and interview preparation.”

Matt Zampino

“If a guy like me who knew nothing about electronics can go through this school and get hired, anybody can do it if they put their mind to it. No matter what challenges the guys have for the school, like transportation issues, VAe makes it happen. Whatever it takes to get it done we help each other out.”

Mark Thibodeau

“In searching for career options, my local VA clinic suggested looking into the Vocational Rehab Program and connected me with VETS INC., who brought me to see the VAeclassroom and meet the staff. I was hesitant at first, thinking I could not handle a classroom environment or an intense training program, but the VAe Veteran Advocate was extremely helpful in answering all of my questions and addressing all of my concerns. I had a positive experience with the program and enjoyed being able to work and study at my own pace, in a relaxed, friendly environment, and received all of the one-on-one assistance I needed. I’m now starting a new career as a Certified Electronics Technician in a rewarding field that will continue to be in high demand. I want to thank VAe for this opportunity. This has been the best decision I’ve ever made and recommend any disabled veteran who is looking for a new career path to give this program a chance. You will not regret it.”

Alberto Pinto

“The hands on practice exercises were much appreciated. I was also glad to have one on one time with instructors, which enhanced my learning experience. The level of knowledge they possessed was phenomenal. I appreciated the fact that the program was self-paced because I was not sped up or slowed down by my peers. The encouragement and support from the staff, especially advocates, along with my peers added to the overall value and appreciation of my time here at VAe.”

Clifford Schneider

“This is a great programs customized for Veterans, who are able to acquire employment in a very short period of time. The one on one instruction and knowledge from instructors was spectacular. The all veteran learning environment made my experience even more comfortable and conducive to learning. There is a great sense of camaraderie and support from Veteran Advocates, staff, and fellow classmates. I am glad this program is being recognized and exposed to more veterans as compared to when I started the program 5 months ago.”

Michael Watts

The best part of the program experience for me was having a support team of people who were sincerely invested in and committed to my success.

Jason Cardin

“The best part of the VAe experience were the instructors and the support staff. Between their help and knowledge, they gave me the confidence to reengage in the workforce and continue studying in the electronics field.”

Joseph Hughes

“Upon completion of the program, I worked with a VAe Veteran Advocate to secure full-time employment at Federal Security Technologies, where I presently work as the Director of Integrated Technology.”

Roland Carlow

“The networking aspects, as well as the actual world renown certifications have been crucial to getting me leads from amazing potential employers. In fact, I am interviewing for my dream job next week!!!… The staff treats you like a valued member of a close-knit community. They understand the special circumstances that we, as veterans, live with on a daily basis. It has been an absolute honor and privilege to have been allowed into this glorious opportunity. I cannot say enough how much I appreciate all the support I have received from this course of study and the fabulous staff.”

Domy Opio

“The best part of this program was working with a dedicated team and staff committed to my professional growth and success. I enjoyed the fact that the program was self-paced, allowing me to achieve my goals faster. I also appreciated the customized employment assistance that I received, along with the personal advocacy provided on my behalf that connected me with multiple opportunities and resources.”

Edward Matteson

“Currently working at Federal Electronics in Cranston, RI. I’m an electronic manufacturing engineer. Going in, I had zero knowledge of the systems that I was to be working on and with, but the people at Federal Electronics looked past my inadequacies in the civilian environment and allowed me to grow with them and eventually get sought after by management. I owe that to My advocate (VAe) and his driven work ethic and desire to succeed, not only for himself and the students of VAe. VAe is absolutely driven to be a positive impact and influence in the lives of students.”

Jack Newbury

“I want to thank everyone here at the VAe for a wonderful experience and for all that I have gotten out of this program. I think this is a great program and I can see it helping out a lot of veterans in the future to find a new career path and field that is expanding every day.”

Brian Anderson

“If a guy like me who knew nothing about electronics can go through this school and get hired, anybody can do it if they put their mind to it. No matter what challenges the guys have for the school, like transportation issues, VAe makes it happen. Whatever it takes to get it done we help each other out.”

Mark Thibodeau

“The computer-based self-paced program, coupled with the hands-on instructor involvement, was fantastic for enhancing the overall learning experience… Both the Veterans Administration and VAe worked together to not only get me into the course, but they achieved this in what I believe was record time.”

Marcus Irvine
*Placement rates are based on national averages and vary by state. Statistics are based on graduation and employment rates for year ending 2017.