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Recognized by Veterans Affairs

Earn while you learn. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers a program that assists veterans and their dependents in learning a trade or skill by participating in apprenticeship or on-the-job training. Participants generally enter into a training contract for a specific time, and at the end of the period they gain job certification or journeyman status. In most instances, participants earn a salary form their employers while they are in training. Those eligible for the Montgomery GI Bill, REAP, VEAP, or DEA can receive benefits from the VA in conjunction with their salary while enrolled in the program. Effective October 1, 2011, Post-9/11 GI Bill recipients may also receive benefits while enrolled in apprenticeship/on-the-job training. Because IEC Chesapeake’s four- year electrical apprenticeship program is among those recognized by Veterans Affairs, participating veterans are eligible to receive these valuable VA benefits.

For more information about enrolling in apprenticeship or on-the-job training, contact your local VA office or call 888-GI-BILL (1-888-442-4551).

Easter Seals

Included and empowered. For 100 years, Easter Seals has served as an indispensable resource for individuals with disabilities, veterans, seniors and their families. As the nation’s largest provider of disability-related services, the non-profit organization is dedicated to giving people with disabilities hope through education, advocacy, and outreach programs. The IEC Chesapeake has partnered with Easter Seals to offer military and veterans training, apprenticeship and/or continuing education classes in the fields of electrical, solar, VDV, fire alarms and motor controls. IEC Chesapeake furthers those opportunities by providing education and training specifically within the electrical contractor industry.

For more information about our workforce development programs for military and veterans, please contact us at (301) 621-9545.