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The VETE directorate promotes Virginia's economic development by supporting Veterans and their families with increased access to and attainment of education, employment and entrepreneurship opportunities. VETE is comprised of five programs: x The State Approving Agency (SAA) ensures access and quality instruction, appropriate administration, and fair and equitable practices for every Veteran (and eligible person) who enters a Virginia SAA-approved educational or training program. This is done by validating and approving education and training programs; ensuring compliance with federal and state guidelines and ensuring the interests and prerogatives of the State are preserved. The Virginia SAA currently has over 900 facilities approved for G.I. Bill benefits. These schools include vocational schools, and on-the- job training and apprenticeship programs. Contact 804-225- 2298 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. x The Virginia Military Survivors and Dependents Education Program (VMSDEP) waives tuition and mandatory fees at Virginia’s public colleges and universities for spouses and children of a qualified military service member who, during direct involvement in covered military combat, was killed, missing in action, or became a prisoner of war, or of a qualified Veteran who, as a direct result of such service, has been rated by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs as totally and permanently disabled or at least 90 percent permanently disabled and have been discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable. Contact 804-225-2083 or email@example.com for more information. x The Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Program aims to educate and train companies on why it is a good business decision to recruit, hire, and retain Veterans, and helps those committed companies meet their hiring goals. If you are an employer looking for Veteran talent in the Commonwealth, join the V3 Programs network of employers by registering online at: www.dvsV3.com. x The Military Medics and Corpsmen (MMAC) Program provides recently discharged service members with specialized medical training, an opportunity for employment at major Virginia healthcare systems, a pathway to licensure and long-term medical careers, and a solution to acute healthcare staffing shortages in Virginia's healthcare industry. Our motto? No Medics or Corpsmen left behind. Contact us at804-482-8509 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. x The Virginia Transition Assistance Program’s (VTAP) mission is to assess, coordinate, and disseminate opportunities for members of the armed forces and their spouses transitioning from military to civilian life by providing a pathway to employment, education, and entrepreneurship. Contact us at 804-786-8060 or VTAP@dvs.virginia.gov for assistance.
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