U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - 810 Vermont Avenue, NW - Washington, DC 20420August 8, 2012
You are in a major life transition and we can help!
You successfully served our country with honor. Now you want to succeed in a career but you are unsure about what kind of a career you want to pursue or where to even begin?
You are hard working, but hard work alone is not always enough to succeed in today's job market. To go with that hard work, you need a plan. Together, we can help by providing you with one-on-one vocational and personal counseling. Together we can determine what educational and career opportunities are best suited for you. Combining your hard work with an in-depth skill profile and up-to-date career path information will launch you towards success you want and deserve in your career.
Still unsure? Please see the following testimonial from a Veteran who benefited from the Chapter 36 program:
Within a year after discharge from the US Army, Mr. Ryan Darley began thinking about using VA Education Benefits for college. He attended an education fair at James A. Haley Veterans Hospital and met VetSuccess on Campus Outreach Counselor, Jeanine Frederick.
Mrs. Frederick provided information about the Chapter 36 Education and Vocational Counseling program which was a benefit he wasn't familiar with.
She quickly helped him confirm his eligibility and scheduled meetings with him where he was assessed, received guidance on selecting a career goal, and how to apply for the Post-9/11 GI Bill.
Through multiple meetings, Mrs. Frederick helped Mr. Darley shape a plan that benefited not only his college experience but, as he states, "...the rest of my life as well." Mr. Darley goes on to say, "I wish to pay forward the help and hope that was given to me and make sure my fellow Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, and Airmen are better able to transition into and thrive in the educational and business opportunities that are awaiting them."
Mr. Darley is pursuing a career in Vocational Rehabilitation and will be able to do just what he said he wants to do!
If this sounds like you, the services available in the Chapter 36 program are available today. Click here to apply for Chapter 36 and start working on your plan for success today!
Free Educational and Vocational Counseling (Chapter 36) services are provided to transitioning Service members who are:
Within six months prior to discharge from active duty.
Within one year following discharge from active duty.
Current beneficiaries of educational assistance under Chapters 30, 31, 32, 33, 35, 1606, 1607.
Veterans and qualified dependents who are eligible for and have entitlement to education assistance under Chapters 30, 31, 32, 33, 35, 1606, 1607.
Counseling to facilitate career decision making for civilian or military occupations.
Educational and vocational counseling to choose an appropriate civilian occupation and develop a training program.
Academic and adjustment counseling to resolve barriers that impede success in training or employment.