Education and The Road Ahead
Military service teaches many things – but perhaps it didn’t train or teach the right thing that will transition into civilian life as a career. When Veterans leave the military after serving at least 90 aggregate days on active duty after September 10, 2001 or were an honorably discharged from active duty for a service-connected disability after serving 30 continuous days after September 10, 2001, they may be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Depending on time served, this bill provides for a tuition and fee payment, a monthly housing allowance (MHA) and a books and supplies stipend. This particular benefit allows for attendance at universities, trade schools on-the-job training,apprenticeships, and flight schools. Veterans can also use the Post-9/11 GI Bill for tutorial assistance, licensing (attorney license, cosmetology license, etc.) and certification tests (SAT, LSAT, etc.). This benefit is a huge opportunity for Veterans and can allow Veterans the opportunity to progress in a chosen career path or change paths altogether.
In addition to covering educational opportunities, Inside the Wire Foundation will also discuss how to handle legal issues, who to turn to for assistance and important reminders on how NOT to get into legal trouble. Our goal is to make sure that if you need assistance, you know who, what and when!
Inside the Wire Foundation provides our program participants the resources to explore various career paths and the information and guidance to fully utilize this educational opportunity. We engage our clients in the active development of their life journey and empower them to succeed.