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.
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 Tony and Zach 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 my Veteran Advocate Julie, the staff and my 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.
The hands on practice exercises were much appreciated. I was also glad to have one on one time with instructors Zach and Tony, 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 Matt and Julie, along with my peers added to the overall value and appreciation of my time here at VAe.
I was hesitant at first, thinking I could not handle a classroom environment or an intense training program, but Julie Frisone, the 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.
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.
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.
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 Matt (VAe) and his driven work ethic and desire to succeed, not only for himself and the students of VAe. Matt’s absolutely driven to be a positive impact and influence in the lives of students.
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.
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.
VAe advocated on my behalf to secure an excellent job working in the field while being able to support and provide for my family. The instructors also break down the material, making it easy and fun to learn. I am proud of receiving 11 Internationally recognized Electronics Certifications by IPC and ETA Standards. I would highly recommend to any service disabled Veteran seeking work to get in touch with VAe.
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.
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.