On-The-Job Training and Apprenticeships
Qualified veterans and certain dependents may receive GI bill education benefits while in an approved training program offered by a company or union. The training program must be at least six months long to be approved. Examples of current training programs include common occupations like: aircraft mechanic, bricklayer, carpenter, electrician etc. Some less common on-the-job training programs currently approved are: highway patrol officer, police officer, deputy sheriff, corrections officer, lineman, HVAC technician, dispatcher, security officer, buyer/purchaser, firefighter, financial analyst, emergency medical technician, and customer service representative.
Licensing and Certification Approval System (LACAS)
This program enables qualified veterans and certain dependents to use Montgomery GI bill benefits and be reimbursed fees for licensing and certification test. The tests must be on the approved test list for this program.Several hundred organizations now have their certification tests approved. Popular tests include BAR, CPA, and MCSE exams. Contact 785-291-3422 for SAA Program Director.
Allows eligible service members and veterans to use VA education benefits to take courses offered by the Small Business Development Center. This program will assist veterans who are interested in opening their own business, expanding a business, understand federal buying rules, and find business opportunities.High School DiplomasEducation benefits may available for dependents of veterans who died or are permanently and totally disabled as the result of a service-connected disability. Chapter 35 education benefits are available when the dependent turns eighteen. Benefits may be earned while in an approved high school diploma program. Most Kansas high schools are on the approved list. Please contact our education office at 785-291-3422 for SAA Program Director.
VA Education Benefits
The following is a list of VA education programs:
- Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty (Chapter 30)
- Montgomery GI Bill – Selected Reserve (Chapter 1606)
- Post Vietnam Era Veterans Educational assistance Program (Chapter 32)
- Survivors and Dependents Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 35)
- Reserve Educational Assistant Program (REAP) Chapter 1607
The University of Kansas Veterans Upward Bound (VUB)
VUB is an educational and skills program designed specifically to serve the needs of today’s veterans. Their mission is to provide qualifying veterans with the skills and motivation necessary to complete a GED program or to enter and succeed in a postsecondary education program. They offer a unique range of services designed to prepare eligible veterans for success when they enter their chosen educational program, whether it is at a 2-year community college, a 4-year college or university, or a public or private vocational or technical school. All services offered by VUB, including instruction, textbooks, advising, and supplies, are provided FREE of charge for qualifying veterans. Contact 913-321-5512.
The state of Kansas has launched a new website: KANSASWORKS. The site provides access to State of Kansas veteran-specific resources and benefits at one convenient location.
Resources available to veterans on the website include, but are not limited to:
- Employment resources
- Veteran and family assistance
- Education resources
- Mental health support