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Our highly structured program provides both personal support and the training you need to succeed.
Right from the start you are assigned a Veteran Advocate. The advocate works with you on the application process, during the training phase, graduation, once you start working and beyond.
In the past, we have assisted students in overcoming both major and minor barriers to employment.
Veteran Support Services
Once you reach out to us, one of our Veteran Advocates will call you to discuss our program and go over your personal situation. Together, we develop a strategic plan for the way ahead.
- I am a service disabled veteran with at least 10% disability
- I want to start working in 5 months
- I am looking for a career – not just a job – in the electromechanical industry
- I understand that training is designed to reflect a real world employment environment
Objective: learn about you, help you learn about our program to determine if our program is right for you
During our first conversation we:
- Learn more about you
- Give you an overview of the program
- Cover your current situation
- Whether our program may be right for you
- Next steps
Once We Determine You Are a Fit:
- Help you with the application process
- Provide strategic benchmarks and follow up regularly
Objective: see if you qualify for VR&E benefits to attend training
- If you’re not already qualified for VR&E benefits we can assist you with understanding the VR&E program and if you qualify
- A VR&E counselor makes the determination if you qualify for our specific program
- Our enrollment is rolling, meaing you can start when YOUR schedule permits
- You work with your VR&E Counselor and VAe Advocate to set a specific start date
- Once you are on site, meet your advocate, our instructors, and our team
Want to start working in 5 months?
STRAC® is an immersion program that enables veterans to acquire electronics technician skills and industry-standard certifications within 5 months. With 40 hours per week of intensive instruction, the STRAC® program mirrors active duty training. By creating a training environment with schedules, demands, and expectations that are familiar to the veteran, the STRAC® model facilitates learning and reduces the risk of failure.
STRAC® Electronics Training
STRAC® is a Skills Training And Certification program that includes tailored employment assistance, all designed to provide career path opportunities for military veterans throughout the electronics industry.
Through STRAC®, VAe delivers superior knowledge and performance training, certifications highly valued by industry, and career assistance, all at no cost to veterans.
12-week immersion program – 40 hours per week (classroom and lab)
- Trained in electronics fundamentals and tested for basic skills & knowledge
- Laboratory training conducted with industry-standard equipment
- Classroom equipped with state-of-the-art computers & A/V equipment
Objective: Earn entry-level industry certificates
- ETA Electronic Technician Associate certificate (CETa)
- AC, DC, Analog and Digital Certified
- Hands-on Assessments
- IPC – Requirements for Soldered Electrical Electronic Assemblies w/Space Addendum (J-STD-001/ES, Class 3)
- IPC – Acceptability of Electronic Assemblies (A-610)
- IPC – Acceptability of Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies (IPC-620)
8-week immersion program – 40 hours per week (classroom and lab)
- Trained and tested for knowledge and competency in an elective such as industrial electronics
- Laboratory training conducted with industry-standard test equipment
Objective: Earn certificates that provide an employment advantage
- Electronics Technicians Association-International (ETA®) Journeyman certificate
- Organization Certifying Technical Employee Competence (ETA and/or CertTEC®) Digital, Analog, AC and DC certificates (performance tested)
Objective: Start working at a level commensurate with experience and skill
- Continued enrollment for graduates to work toward Senior and Master (ETA) electronic technician status
- Career assistance, including resume preparation, interview skills training, and direct to employment opportunities
In order to qualify for our program you must be a VA certified service-disabled veteran with a disability rating of at least 10%.
Program admission is determined by VAe and VR&E approval.
About 60% of our graduates have no electronics experience prior to joining our program. If you have the passion and determination you are given the tools to succeed in our program.
Our graduates go on to work in the electromechanical world is roles such as: electronics technician, calibration technician, test technician, automotive electronics technician, solderer, electromechanical inspector, electromechanical assembler, wire/cable harness technician/assembler, machine technician, avionics technician.
Graduates are currently employed by:
Universal Studios Orlando, Lockheed Martin, Audi, Boston Whaler, Federal Electronics, Dave & Buster’s, BAE Systems, SAIC, Southeast Aerospace, Main Stream Engineering, Hayward Industries, Florida East Coast Railway, Sea Ray, Sun Nuclear Corporation, Mack Technologies, Rockwell Collins, V Tron Electronics, Electric Boat, Nordson EFD, MC Assembly, Chuck E Cheese’s. The list keeps growing every day!
8 out of 10 of our graduates are gainfully employed within 6 months of graduation.