Military Transitioning: The Key to a Successful Career
You’re a proud member of the United States military and highly deserving of the honor, respect and pride your nation has bestowed upon you. You’re an individual who understands discipline and what a can-do attitude can accomplish. Now it’s time to take your invaluable assets and establish a successful civilian career with the military benefits you’ve earned.
WyoTech is one of the nation’s premier providers of automotive, diesel, collision/refinishing, motorcycle and marine career training.
WyoTech also makes vocational career training, postsecondary education and job placement assistance the primary benefits to students who attend our schools -- amenities that transitioning military personnel like you can readily benefit from.
If you’re a veteran, a member of the National Guard or a reservist, you may have access to such military benefits as the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship, which amends the post-9/11 GI Bill (chapter 33) to include children of service members who died in the line of duty on or after Sept. 11, 2001. This military benefit went into effect August 1, 2009, the same day the post-9/11 GI Bill took effect. (See eligibility requirements from the Department of Veterans Affairs.)
We can help you choose the campus you’d like to attend and the tech school programs you’d like to study. Whichever WyoTech program or campus you choose, the dedication and discipline that you’ve demonstrated up to now can be harnessed to help you get the most from the professional tech school training we offer at WyoTech. (Programs vary by campus. Check with your campus representative for more information.)
At WyoTech, you can expect us to help you every step of the way from the first day you start your training. Finding a job that you can turn into a successful career is our commitment to your future. The professionals in our Career Services department are happy to help.
More Information on Military Benefits
Are you are a military veteran, an active-duty service member or reservist, or a spouse or dependent of an active-duty service member? If so, you may qualify for various veteran and military educational benefits.
The criteria for becoming eligible for military benefits/educational assistance may vary in each state and school, so check with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) or the Department of Defense (DOD) to find out if you qualify. Or, you can visit the VA website at www.gibill.va.gov or call the VA National Call Center at 1-888-442-4551 for more information.
Additional educational assistance programs offered by the VA and DOD include:
- Tuition Assistance (Chapter 10)
- Montgomery GI Bill (Chapter 30, 1606)
- Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment VetSuccess Program (Chapter 31)
- Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP) (Chapter 32)
- Post-9/11 GI Bill, including Yellow Ribbon Program, Fry Scholarship (Chapter 33)
- Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program (DEA) (Chapter 35)
- Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP) (Chapter 1607)
- Military Spouse Career Advancement Account (MyCAA)
If presently receiving VA or military benefits, additional funds may be needed to cover education costs and other related expenses. Check with your school’s military benefits representative.