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This Month the Office of Apprenticeship (OA) Celebrates...

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National Military Appreciation Month

Apprenticeship supports Service Members on Active Duty, during transition from the military, and in civilian careers. OA is proud to celebrate Veterans in apprenticeship during National Military Appreciation Month.

Learn more about how Adaptive Construction Solutions' apprenticeship program is supporting the Veteran community in Houston, Texas.

Where Are You on Your Path to Apprenticeship?

Are you a member of the military or veteran looking for a new career opportunity? Apprenticeship is a unique and rewarding pathway to developing in-demand workplace and technical skills while earning a paycheck in the career of your dreams from day one.

Active Duty

Check out the United Services Military Apprenticeship Program (USMAP) that allows active-duty service members to improve technical skills and fulfill apprenticeship requirements.

Separating Soon

DoD Skillbridge matches transitioning service members, within 180 days of separation, with civilian job and employment training, including apprenticeships. 


Looking for a civilian career? Continue browsing below or use our Apprenticeship Finder to discover apprenticeship opportunities.

Apply Your GI Bill® Benefits To a VA Approved Apprenticeship

Post 9-11 GI Bill eligible veterans

If you are eligible, your GI Bill benefits can provide a monthly housing allowance and stipend for books and supplies in addition to your registered apprenticeship wages.

Montgomery GI Bill eligible veterans

If you are eligible, you may receive up to 36 months of education benefits.

GI Bill Benefits Approved

If you're a veteran employed in a registered apprenticeship program, ask your employer if the program is "GI Bill Benefit Approved". If you have questions about GI Bill Benefits, visit the VA's eBenefits website or call 1-800-827-1000 (Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m - 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time).

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GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at

Veteran Apprenticeship Interview

Are you a Veteran with a Service-Connected Disability?

Veterans Readiness and Employment VR&E Program, formerly known as Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, helps Service Members and Veterans with a service-connected disability obtain suitable employment. Veterans with a service-connected disability may also be eligible for custom apprenticeship programs approved by a VR&E counselor. Apply for VR&E benefits to determine whether you are eligible by filling out VA Form 28-1900 for VR&E benefits, available on

Start a Conversation to Learn More About Apprenticeship

Are you exploring different employment path post-separation? Fortunately, there are resources available to help you explore if apprenticeship is right for you and people willing to talk about what's next.

What's My Next Step?

Link your interests to related careers and apprenticeship opportunities.

Design Your Resume

Access your military records including service history, military training, education, credentials, and awards to begin crafting your civilian resume.

Get In-Person Help

Check out our Apprenticeship Partner Finder to find an American Job Center near you where you can meet with a veteran representative.


Discover the benefits of hiring veterans and how to ensure that eligible veterans in your Registered Apprenticeship Program can receive their GI bill benefits.