Free Job Training is Offered to Veterans by Allegheny Community College

Free Job Training is Offered to Veterans by Allegheny Community College

The government is now offering a program that provides free education in over 20 fields, including cybersecurity, data analytics, and software development, to veterans left jobless by the pandemic.

Under the program, veterans left unemployed by the COVID-19 pandemic can now receive free education and training at the Community College of Allegheny County.

Veteran Employment Through Technology Education Courses (VRRAP) approved CCAC to provide instruction, and it is effective immediately. Veterans Employment Through Technology Education Courses (VET TEC) and education and training approved under the GI Bill are covered. There are associate degree, diploma and certificate programs available.

Veterans can receive free tuition and fees, as well as monthly housing allowances at Post-9/11 GI Bill rates, as part of the program, according to CCAC officials.

Several other campuses in the region, including career, technical, and trade schools, are participating in the program.

The program is an excellent opportunity for veterans who have been adversely affected by COVID and are not eligible for the traditional GI Bill.

Starting in January 2022, the benefits will be in effect for the spring semester of 2022.

Certificates under VRRAP include:

  • Automobile Technology
  • Hairdressing
  • Service Technician
  • Computer forensics
  • litigation support
  • security
  • information technology
  • rehabilitation services
  • Heating and air conditioning technology
  • Information technology (IT) support
  • Medical assistant
  • Medical insurance specialist
  • Multimedia game simulation
  • Multimedia web programming
  • Nuclear medicine technology
  • Paralegal
  • Plumbing
  • Software development
  • Surgical technology
  • Welding, gas and oil
  • Welding technology

To find out more or check eligibility, please contact Mr. Duffy at or 412-237-2635.