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Education Resources

Online Education Center – Looking for affordable, self-paced, online certificate programs that can train you for the latest, in-demand job skills? We have the solution! With online training you have flexible anytime, anywhere learning. Take a look at what we have to offer and start training today!

AMVETS & Shaw Academy Partnership – You will now have the opportunity to take a range of FREE educational courses. The courses include Personal Nutrition, Sports Nutrition, Child Nutrition, Diet & Weight Loss, Health & Fitness, Investment Program, On-Line Financial Trading, Photography, Digital Marketing, Cooking and many more. These FREE courses are available to all. To access the Free courses, visit

Education Articles:

ACT – If a veteran is trying to choose what major for college best suites them this might be a good source in trying to narrow down your options.

Army COOL – Credentialing Opportunities On-Line – Seems to be a good site to figure out what credentials an Army veteran might qualify for. It’s a good place to see what their options are for licenses and certifications.

Big Future – Helps veterans figure out what school would be best for them as well as gives them an insight on the paying process including scholarships. – Your source for career exploration, training & jobs, recently launched the Credentials Center website. This free website includes resources, tools, and information to help individuals plan, locate, pay for, and complete education, training, and other credentials to help them start or advance their career.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP) – Earn college credit for what you already know. For more information please go here. Below is the link to check for your eligibility.
» CLEP Eligibility chart

eKnowledge – Offering Military families SAT and ACT test prep programs for about $20.

Entrepreneurship Boot camp for Veterans with Disabilities – Experiential training in entrepreneurship and small business management to post 9/11 veterans with disabilities at no cost to the veteran. Some of the host schools are LSU, FSU, UCLA, Texas A&M, SU, Cornell, UConn, Purdue.

Get Your CDL Without Going to Truck Driving School – Overview of the Commercial Learner’s Permit rule.

Goodwill – Philadelphia, PA CDL B training program – Must have clean criminal history, drivers license. It would be best if the veteran was on welfare or DVR program to get the training for free. For any questions please contact Mary Cunningham, at 856-566-5375.

Microsoft Software Training Videos – Video tutorials on programs such as Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.

NS2 Serves – Training courses in SAP solutions geared for U.S. national security missions, leading to “Certified SAP Associate” status, a credential that is valuable in many career paths in the U.S. and worldwide.

Professional Tutors – Tutors for various subjects, please see attached flyer for benefits they have for military and their families.

Solar Instructor Training Network – Training for installation of solar technologies.

Starbucks’ Free College for Employees Program Is Genius – Article from about Starbucks College Achievement Plan.

State Education Benefits – for educational resources in each one of your states go to the link below to see what the education options are.

The American College Penn Mutual Center for Veterans Affairs – Provides educational support and career opportunities by awarding full scholarships to veterans pursuing a degree at American College. Some of the courses offered there are: Insurance Education, Financial Planning, Management. Complete the scholarship application, complete an online assessment/questionnaire, participate in a scholarship committee interview and get a background check. Take a look at the website for further details. If you have questions please call Anthony Boquet, Executive Director of the Penn Mutual Center for Veterans Affairs: 610-457-4176 or email:

Top 4 Strategies When Your Voc Rehab Counselor Will Not Pay Tuition – how to get your claim back on track if there is a breakdown in communication.

Your Top 5 Education Benefits – Education Benefits available to military servicemembers.

United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry (UA), who launched the Veterans in Piping (VIP) accelerated welding training program in 2008. This program, which began in Washington State, trains and certifies Veterans to meet union standards for welding. The classes, which consist of accelerated 18-week courses in welding and/or heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) technical services, confer industry-recognized certifications upon graduation. Veterans taking advantage of the VIP program gain direct entry into UA apprenticeships, in which they receive advanced instruction and are paid wages for their work on par with their civilian peers. If they successfully complete their apprenticeships, they will have secured for themselves a position in a rewarding and well-paying career field. Best of all, this advanced training is paid for entirely by UA and its partners at zero cost to Veteran participants.

University of Florida Veterans Entrepreneurs Program – A free program for honorably discharged Post 9/11 disabled veterans that want to become entrepreneurs. Currently accepting applicants. For questions, please call Michael Morris at 352-273-0330 or email

University of Phoenix Scholarship – They are offering 50 Scholarships, each valued at $7,000. Spouses are eligible. Please check the website for the deadline for filing. Awards announced on Veterans day, November 11.

Veteran Network – Helps veterans with free CISCO certification training. Please contact Hank at or 347-838-7638. He is really passionate about helping veterans, so he will help you through the process.

Veterans Career Transition Program – Online program with no cost to veterans with active service after 9/11. Spouses are also eligible if active duty service member is eligible for the program. Quarterly program. Considered a Syracuse University student during this program. For more information and to apply click here. Three programs:

  • Professional Skills track – Focused on launching a career and navigating the corporate environment
  • Tech Track – Project Management and Information Technology
  • Independent Track – Build your own path, very flexible.

Veterans Fellowship Program – Program for Veterans working on Capitol Hill by providing them with the resources and skills necessary to bridge the gap between military service and legislative work. Please visit the webpage for further information.

Warriors to Workforce Program (W2W) – is designed to prepare wounded Veterans for a successful transition into a career as a contract specialist (GS-1102). Any interested Veterans please send your resume attached to expressing your interest in being considered for the W2W Program.

GI Bill Articles:

5 Must Know GI Bill Facts – 5 facts you must know to help make the process easier.

Everything You Should Know About the GI Bill – Information about the GI Bill for veterans.

GI Bill Apprenticeship and OTJ – An article about on the job training using your G.I. Bill.

GI Bill® Comparison Tool – Estimates how much you may receive under the Post-9/11 GI Bill benefit. This new comparison tool makes it easy to estimate Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits with just one click.

GI Bill License and Certification Program – a summary of the GI Bill License and Certification Program.

Post 911 GI Bill – Article about changes to the GI Bill implemented since September 11, 2001.

Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits Calculator – interesting tool that lets you figure out your benefits. You put in your time served, the school you want to attend and various information and you are able to figure out how much your benefits will cover.

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