Veterans Forging New Careers As Truck Drivers

//Veterans Forging New Careers As Truck Drivers

When a person’s career in the military comes to a close, they are often left wondering “what now?” Many are forging new careers as truck drivers, and to some extent, life in the military has set them up well for this career. Whilst not as rigid or structured, truck driving careers are built on discipline and an ability to stick to a schedule. A military career has other benefits as well, and one of them is access to training that is paid for them.

As a current or former member of the armed forces, you could be eligible for military benefits. You could be eligible for:

GI Bill

MONTGOMERY (PRE 9/11) GI BILL: Veterans who are qualified can collect a monthly subsistence payment  and this eligibility lasts for ten years after separation.

POST 9/11 GI BILL: Veterans who are qualified can receive up to $17,500 in tuition assistance. This eligibility lasts for fifteen years after separation and may be transferred to spouse or children if veteran meets specific requirements. GI Bill benefits provide living expenses directly to the veteran while in School.

Veterans Vocational Rehabilitation

You may qualify if you are injured while in military, and/or you may qualify if you are a dependent of an injured military personnel

Guard and Reserve Members

You may be eligible for GI Bill and/or state military education benefits

Spouse’s of Active Duty Personnel

MyCCA (Military Spouse Program): Eligible military spouses may receive up to $4,000 of MyCAA Financial Assistance (FA) that can help them pursue education, training, licenses, certificates and degrees leading to employment in Portable Career fields.

Veteran Scholarships Offered By Our School

In honor of and in appreciation of the sacrifices and the commitments of veterans, our School offers scholarships to veterans who have served in either Iraq or Afghanistan. These scholarships apply to all of our programs and is based on a percentage of your tuition costs and is in addition to VA benefits. Scholarships range from $500 up to $1,500 depending on the program you enroll in. This scholarship has no cash value and may not be used with any other scholarships offered by our School.

If you are eligible for military benefits, and you’re interested in a career as a truck driver, then come and talk to us. You can use those benefits to pay for some or all of your truck driving training, which means that after five weeks of training, you’ll be ready to head off in a brand new well paid career.

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