If you’re looking for a career in tech, the Veterans Affairs Veteran Employment Through Technology Education Courses (VETTEC) practically free program is the best place to go.
It’s a housing paid opportunity to learn at a coding camp in computer software, programming, data processing, information science and media application or so the pitch is. That along with 7 step process towards enlightenment your future is secure*.
Why shell out your GIBILL when qualified vets receive certification to apply for the select tech programs that can make you the next Zuckerberg**?
Here’s the bad part:
1. You will have to work. No guarantees of getting accepted or passing in the programs.
2. All but one require a physical presence for 8+ hours. No part time options. Coding is life!
3. Most are away from tech centers of New York City and California and Texas which brings us to...
4. No guarantee of finding a job. Only one of the programs took up the offer from the VA to return the funds if their students didn’t find employment so caveat emporium.
Considering that this is the VA that is still working on providing meaningful healthcare for veterans, it is a novel pilot program.
If your options are unemployment/low employment or trying your hand at a new career, this program could be right for you.
Spread your wings, say goodbye to the military and Hello, World!*** through the VETTEC program.
*past tech employment returns is no guarantee of future growth.
**You will not be Zuckerberg.
***This is a programming joke. Print “laughter”& “applause” now.