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To help, every student is assigned a Veteran Advocate who is responsible for their success. Advocates help students overcome both major and minor barriers to employment.
After 5 months of immersive training, we help service disabled veterans get jobs as electronics technicians typically working fulltime with a salary including benefits.
Over 80% of our graduates are employed full time with benefits as electronics technicians.
The foundations of our program
The program is broken down into two areas of focus: Veteran Support Services and Electronics Training. Veteran Support Services provide the service disabled veteran with personalized support that facilitates focus on the training program. In Electronics Training, for 5 months we combine a mix of classroom and in the field education in an environment that mimics employment requirements.
VAe works directly with employers who have assisted in shaping the curriculum and consequently look to hire VAe trained technicians.
- Advocate is responsible for working alongside the veteran from the day they join the program, graduation, employment, and beyond
- Every student is assigned a Veteran Advocate
- Advocate will communicate with student on a regular basis to assist in the ultimate goal of gainful employment
Post Training Advocate Responsibilities
- Assist veteran with obstacles to employment to ensure the service disabled veteran can focus on training
- Assist veteran with navigating the employment market via resume preparation, interview skills training, and direct with employers that hire VAe trained technicians.
- Continuous check in with student for career support
5 Months of Immersive Training
The foundation of VAe’s training is STRAC™, 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.
Phase I: 12-week immersion program – 40 hours per week (classroom and lab)
Phase II: 8-week immersion program – 40 hours per week (classroom and lab)
Phase III: Enter industry at a level commensurate with experience and skill. This phase includes resume preparation, interviewing workshops, and leveraging our relationships with employers to find our students’ jobs.
We assist VR&E employment counselors in getting their constituents placed into great careers.
Our students receive resume preparation, interview preparation, and direct with organizations that hire VAe trained technicians. Our proactive advocacy greatly increases the probability of a successful training and placement cycle.
Every month, we provide reporting on the veteran’s status in the training, overall progress, and employment pursuit updates.
Our program is two pronged in providing both veteran support services and veteran employment advocacy after graduation. In 5 months, our program guides students from a classroom and lab environment to resume preparation and interview workshops.
Every student is assigned a Veteran Advocate whose responsibility is the service disabled veteran getting a full time job with benefits. In fact, graduates are encouraged to maintain contact with their advocate for career advice and follow-on assistance. We at VAe have upgraded many veterans into higher paying opportunities as a result of our follow-on career services.
Training lasts 5 months and includes 40 hour/week classroom and lab training designed to replicate the rigors of the work day.
After training, we prepare our students for employment by helping them with their resume and interview skills.