What is VEEP?
The Veteran’s Electrical Entry Program (VEEP) was developed to provide transitioning service members, spouses, and recently separated veterans the ability to reenter the civilian workforce in a high demand field. By completing the VEEP pre-apprenticeship a qualifying participant gains direct entry in to an electrical apprenticeship at a location of their choosing.
Who runs VEEP?
The VEEP pre-apprenticeship is a national electrical training ALLIANCE program offered at local training centers around the United States. When enough interest is gauged at a military base and a nearby training center, the electrical training ALLIANCE works to get a training agreement in place.
How long is VEEP?
The program itself runs over the course of two months. Prior to attending VEEP, participants will need complete the Participation section of the Completion Requirements document. This part can take multiple weeks to finish.
Where does VEEP take place?
VEEP training is currently offered only in locations which have a CSP agreement in place. Currently, VEEP is only offered in Alaska. The goal of VEEP is to be available nationwide, but it will need participation from training centers, as well as, service member interest prior to VEEP being offered in more areas. Use the application or contact form to get current information on training locations.
How do I apply?
To sign up for VEEP, fill out the application form here.
What is needed to participate?
All service members and recently separated veterans are able to apply. Service members will also need to fulfill the requirements on the Participant Completion Requirements document both prior and during VEEP.
How can my JATC participate?
There are two ways a training center can participate by training or accepting. A training JATC would provide VEEP training and provide records and completion documentation to the Electrical Training Alliance. An accepting JATC would accept VEEP graduates into their electrical apprenticeship.
If interested in VEEP, those affiliated with training centers can fill out the form here to let the Electrical Training Alliance know of their interest.
Who facilitates the process?
The Electrical Training Alliance will work with training centers and service members to ensure everything runs smoothly. All learning materials will be provided free of charge to the participant and training center.