Training & Education




Troops to Teachers is a U.S. Department of Education and Department of Defense program that helps eligible military personnel begin a new career as teachers in public schools where their skills, knowledge and experience are most needed.

  • Click here for more information about the program.
  • Click here to determine if you're eligible for Troops to Teachers.
  • Click here for Troops to Teachers Seminar schedule.


Helmets to Hardhats (H2H) was formed and is dedicated to helping National Guard, Reserve, retired and transitioning active-duty military members connect to quality career and training opportunities in one of America's most challenging and rewarding industries — the construction industry.

The Center for Military Recruitment, Assessment and Veterans Employment (CMRAVE) administers the H2H program. CMRAVE is a non-profit Section 501(c)(3) joint labor-management committee established under Section 302(c)(9) of the Labor Management Relations Act. The CMRAVE receives the majority of its funding from grants from the federal government. Additional funding and support come from private foundations, employers, employer associations and unions

  • Click here to search for jobs or apprenticeships in the Construction Industry


SOC is a consortium of approximately 1,800 colleges and universities providing educational opportunities for servicemembers and their families. SOC is cosponsored by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) and the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), in cooperation with 13 other educational associations and, the Military Services, the National Guard, and the Coast Guard.

  • Click here to search through Servicemember Opportunity Colleges


Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) is a free U.S. Department of Education TRIO program designed to help eligible U.S. military veterans enter and succeed in the postsecondary school of their choosing. Currently, there are 48 VUB programs nationwide, including Puerto Rico, ready to assist veterans. The services provided by VUB projects include:

Academic Preparation
  • Assessment of academic skills
  • Academic Refresher Courses
    • Math
    • Laboratory Science
    • Composition
    • Reading
    • Literature
    • Foreign Language
    • Computer Skills
Other services may include
  • Assistance completing college admission forms
  • Personal academic advising and career counseling
  • Help with GI Bill applications
  • Assistance completing financial aid applications and finding scholarships
  • Career guidance and planning
  • Cultural field trips and campus visits
  • Tutoring and mentoring
  • Referrals to other community agencies serving veterans

Click here to see if you are eligible.

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