RA programs provide strong benefits to service members or veterans looking for new career opportunities:

  • An RA allows you to develop in-demand workplace and technical skills while earning a paycheck in the career of your dreams from day one
  • Eligible veterans can apply their GI Bill benefits to an RA program that is approved by the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs, including receiving their GI Bill monthly housing allowance in addition to their apprenticeship wages and receiving additional education benefits
  • Additional services are available to support veterans with a service-related disability to enter an RA

Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS)

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), in partnership with other federal agencies, has many VETS programs and initiatives that can help RA sponsors to recruit transitioning service members, veterans, and military spouses. Career seekers can also benefit from connecting with these programs to find RA programs and start earning while they learn.

Learn more about how veterans and service members can benefit from participating in an RA program.