A workshop to help veterans apply for a new educational benefit is being held at West Kentucky Community and Technical College in Paducah this month.
The Veterans Retraining Assistance Program is designed to provide unemployed veterans with the education and training they need to compete for high-demand jobs. Qualifying veterans can receive up to 12 months of education assistance.
Veterans must be between the ages of 35 and 60 years; unemployed on the date of application, and cannot have received a dishonorable discharge. Veterans must not be eligible for the following:
• another VA education benefit program
• VA compensation due to unemployability
• enrollment in a federal or state job training program.
Ray Gage, the disabled veterans outreach program specialist for the Kentucky One-Stop Career Center, and Kristen Amaya, WKCTC veterans’ program coordinator, will be on hand to help the veterans with the VRAP online application process.
“This is a great opportunity for veterans in our community to build upon their employable skills and increase their chances of working in a high-demand occupation. We want to help them get started,” Amaya said.
The free workshop will be held in the Emerging Technology Center, room 112 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. on June 27.
For more information about the VRAP workshop, contact Kristen Amaya at (270) 534-3861 or Ray Gage at (270) 575-7000.