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As a former soldier who served in both the Vietnam and Iraq War, I can tell you that our veterans often find it difficult to transition from military to civilian life. Workplace skill training can be a lifesaver for many of our veterans making the move from our armed services to the private sector.
Too many of our soldiers are finding it difficult to find jobs when they return from overseas. It’s time to help them out.
Today, Rep. Kerry Bentivolio introduced the Veteran’s Entry to Apprenticeship Act, H.R. 3384. This act amends current law, specifically Title 38, to allow veterans to use their educational benefits for enrollment in pre-apprenticeship programs.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Kerry Bentivolio’s amendment to the Student Success Act (H.R. 5) passed with overwhelming support. This amendment gives the small business community a seat at the table when education policy is developed at the state level. He released the following statement on its passage:
As the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have been winding down, we have welcomed roughly 100,000 veterans back to our communities. Unfortunately, these brave men and women are returning to a stagnant economy. An American hero who participated in the raid against Osama bin Laden recently talked about the difficulties many soldiers face as they transition back to ordinary life. With few job prospects and no income after his retirement from service, he told Esquire magazine, "I still have the same bills I had in the Navy.