The Veteran’s Electrical Entry Program (VEEP) is designed by the electrical training ALLIANCE to fill two needs facing the United States currently. The first is providing transitioning service members and recently separated veterans the ability to reenter the civilian workforce in a high demand field that offers excellent earning potential. This helps VEEP accomplish its second goal, providing high quality electricians to an industry facing a major shortage of skilled labor.
VEEP understands that the transition to civilian life can be stressful. To help alleviate that, the program is provided at no cost to the participant and can be done while transitioning out of the military. Prior to attending VEEP, participants decide where in the United States they would like to live and work after completion of the program. The electrical training ALLIANCE then facilitates an agreement for direct entry of the candidate into the training center (JATC) that has jurisdiction in that location. Once an agreement has been made, the participant is approved to attend VEEP.
There are three training options:
Inside Electrician in person training– 7 weeks in Anchorage Alaska
Inside Electrician Computer Mediated Learning training – self paced, from 7 weeks to 6 months duration
Outside Lineworker in person training– 15 weeks outside La Grange Texas
Participation by active duty personnel at in person training requires approval through the service members’ chain of command. Once enrolled, training is in lieu of daily duty requirements while still on active duty. The training must typically be started within the final 180 days of service to take advantage of this aspect, check with your base Transition Assistance team for details.
Our pre-apprenticeship programs prepare participants to succeed in an incredible career. After completing a VEEP pre-apprenticeship, the participant receives direct entry into the apprenticeship program at their agreed upon location. Since all NECA/IBEW Apprenticeship programs are state & federally accredited, participants in the apprenticeships are eligible to collect their GI Bill benefits while working towards becoming journey-level worker in their field.
VEEP’s goal is to make the transition to civilian life as easy as possible by providing a stable, high paying career for the service member.
By providing training for VEEP and accepting graduates, JATCs can help the transition to civilian life for veterans be as easy as possible.
By providing training for VEEP and accepting graduates, AJATCs can help the transition to civilian life for veterans be as easy as possible.