Campus Holds Forum to Inform Area Veterans About VRAP Program
Jul 24, 2012
On Monday, June 25 the Louisville Campus held a forum for area veterans on the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP). VRAP is a new program which is part of the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011. It offers up to 12 months of training assistance to unemployed veterans ages 35-60 who are not currently receiving VA benefits. VRAP provides training towards an associate’s degree, diploma or certificate that leads to a high demand occupation.
Brad Marine, state director of community outreach and development for the Kentucky campuses, led the forum. He gave the veterans who attended details about qualifications and answered their questions about the program. “The VRAP program has addressed a very important need for our nation’s veteran population by providing them with an opportunity to receive training and re-enter the workforce with new skills and confidence,” said Brad. “This aligns nicely with the mission and programs at National College where it’s always an honor to serve our nation’s veteran population.”
The Louisville Campus will hold another VRAP forum on Monday, August 13 at 1 p.m. For more information about the forum and about VRAP contact the Louisville Campus at (502) 447-7634 or visit http://www.national-college.edu/military/vrap/.
State Director of Community Outreach and Development Brad Marine is pictured leading the VRAP forum in Louisville.