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. All of our training options are open to recently separated veterans of all military services including Coast Guard, National Guard ** and Reserve**. That means up to 5 years from separation date to date of application. In addition the Inside Electrician offerings are available while active duty, under SkillBridge.
To be a qualified applicant and gain direct entry upon graduation:
|Veteran w/ separation|
date < 5 yr from
|Active duty attending |
|DD-214 does or will show|
when available, Honorable
or General, Under Honorable
Character of Service
**Special Note – Reservist and Guardsman – please enter your active-duty terminal leave date on the application.
There are multiple training options, to sort out some of the details for Inside programs see this linked table, and the schedules below for both Inside and Line:
Inside Electrician in person training– 7 weeks in Anchorage Alaska – Cohort AK07 September 3 through October 25, 2024.
Inside Electrician in person training– 7 weeks in San Diego California – Cohort SD03 dates TBA.
Inside Electrician Hybrid training– 9 weeks total, 6 weeks virtual classroom finishing with three weeks in person at Los Angeles California.
|Cohort||Start Virtual||Start In Person||End|
Inside Electrician Hybrid training– 6 months of self paced online training finishing with three weeks in person at West Jordan Utah
|Cohort||Start Virtual||Start In Person||End|
Inside Electrician Computer Mediated Learning training – self paced, from 7 weeks to 6 months duration, the electrical training ALLIANCE cohort forms up over the course of the year. 2023 applications are closed, 2024 applications will open in December 2023.
San Bernardino-Riverside JATCs also support a cohort each year. Applications open in October and start date is in January for the bulk of the group, but due to the self paced nature some participants can start later. This is self-paced but anyone wishing to stay in San Bernardino or Riverside has to be finished and available for employment by August.
**** Lineman is NOT Skillbridge program******
Outside Lineworker in person training– 15 weeks outside La Grange Texas- two cohorts per year.
Spring 2024-March 5 through June 19, 2024
Fall 2024-September 3 through December 19, 2024
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. Inside Electrician training is approved for and can support SkillBridge participants.
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.