Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program (VRRAP)

Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program (VRRAP)

The Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program (VRRAP) offers education and training for high-demand jobs to Veterans who are unemployed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Keep reading to find out if you’re eligible and how to apply.

VRRAP provides one year of training help equal to the full-time, monthly payment rate underneath the Montgomery GI Bill program (presently paying $1,473 a month). Participants have to be enrolled within a program that’s approved for VA benefits which is provided by a technical school or community college. This program has to lead to a Certificate, Non-College Degree, or Associate Degree.

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Am I eligible for this program?

To be eligible for this program, you must meet all the requirements listed here.

All of these must be true. You’re:

  • At least 22 years old, but not older than 66, and
  • Unemployed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and
  • Not eligible for GI Bill or VR&E benefits (or, if you’re eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill, you’ve transferred all of your benefits to family members), and
  • Not rated as totally disabled because you can’t work, and
  • Not enrolled in federal or state jobs programs, and
  • Not receiving unemployment benefits (including CARES Act benefits)

 

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The schedule of classes for Career Pathways and Individual Classes can be found here!

Course

Time Frame

Date

Time

 
Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP)
Sat & Sun
Class:May 22, 23 & 29, 30
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Details
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Training Course
Mon-Fri
Class:June 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 * Monday May 31st Memorial Day Holiday make up class:Saturday June 5th
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Details
Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Training Course
Sat & Sun
Mon-Wed
Class:June 5, 6 & 12, 13
Lab:June 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, July 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
12 PM - 6 PM
Details
(Big Data) Splunk Core Certified User Training
Fri & Sat
Fri & Sat
Fri & Sat
Lab:May 21, 22, 28, 29, June 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19
Class:June 4, 5 & 11, 12
Lab:June 18, 19, 25, 26 July 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Details
Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certified Solutions Architect – Associate Training
Sat & Sun
Class:June 5, 6 & 12, 13
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Details
CompTIA Security+ Training Course
Sat & Sun
Lab:May 22, 23, 29, 30 June 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Details
SESSION 1
CompTIA Security+ Class • Apr 10, 11 & 17, 18
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Virtual Instructor Led
CompTIA Security+ Lab • Apr 24, 25 & May 1, 2
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Virtual Lab
Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Class • May 8, 9 & 15, 16
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Virtual Instructor Led
Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Lab • May 22, 23 & 29, 30
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Virtual Lab
SESSION 2
CompTIA Security+ Class • June 12, 13 & 19, 20
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Virtual Instructor Led
CompTIA Security+ Lab • June 26, 27 & July 3, 5 (*July 4 is a Holiday)
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Virtual Lab
Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Class • July 10, 11 & 17, 18
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Virtual Instructor Led
Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Lab • July 24, 25 & 31 Aug 1
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Virtual Lab
SESSION 1
CompTIA Security+ Class • Apr 10, 11 & 17, 18
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Virtual Instructor Led
CompTIA Security+ Lab • Apr 24, 25 & May 1, 2
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Virtual Lab
Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certified Solutions Architect – Associate Class • May 8, 9 & 15, 16
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Virtual Instructor Led
Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certified Solutions Architect – Associate Lab • May 22, 23 & 29, 30
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Virtual Lab
SESSION 2
CompTIA Security+ Class • May 8, 9 & 15, 16
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Virtual Instructor Led
CompTIA Security+ Lab • May 22, 23 & 29, 30
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Virtual Lab
Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certified Solutions Architect – Associate Class • June 5, 6 & 12, 13
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Virtual Instructor Led
Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certified Solutions Architect – Associate Lab • June 19, 20 & 26, 27
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Virtual Lab
SESSION 3
CompTIA Security+ Class • June 12, 13 & 19, 20
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Virtual Instructor Led
CompTIA Security+ Lab • June 26, 27 & July 3, 5 (July 4 is a Holiday)
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Virtual Lab
Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certified Solutions Architect – Associate Class • July 10, 11 & 17, 18
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Virtual Instructor Led
Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certified Solutions Architect – Associate Lab • July 24, 25 & 31, Aug 1
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Virtual Lab
SESSION 1
CompTIA Security+ Class • Apr 10, 11 & 17, 18
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Virtual Instructor Led
CompTIA Security+ Lab • Apr 24, 25 & May 1, 2
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Virtual Lab
Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Class • May 8, 9 & 15, 16
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Virtual Instructor Led
Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Lab • May 22, 23 & 29, 30
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Virtual Lab
(Big Data) Splunk Core Certified User & Tableau Class • June 4, 5 & 11, 12
Fri & Sat 9 AM - 6 PM Virtual Instructor Led
(Big Data) Splunk Core Certified User & Tableau Lab • June 18, 19 & 25, 26
Fri & Sat 9 AM - 6 PM Virtual Lab
SESSION 2
CompTIA Security+ Class • May 8, 9 & 15, 16
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Virtual Instructor Led
CompTIA Security+ Lab • May 22, 23 & 29, 30
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Virtual Lab
Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Class • June 5, 6 & 12, 13
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Virtual Instructor Led
Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Lab • June 19, 20 & 26, 27
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Virtual Lab
(Big Data) Splunk Core Certified User & Tableau Class • July 2, 3 & 9, 10
Fri & Sat 9 AM - 6 PM Virtual Instructor Led
(Big Data) Splunk Core Certified User & Tableau Lab • July 16, 17 & 23, 24
Fri & Sat 9 AM - 6 PM Virtual Lab
SESSION 3
CompTIA Security+ Class • May 22, 23 & 29, 30
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Virtual Instructor Led
CompTIA Security+ Lab • June 5, 6 & 12, 13
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Virtual Lab
Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Class • June 19, 20 & 26, 27
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Virtual Instructor Led
Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Lab • July 3, 5 (*July 4 is a Holiday) & 10, 11
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Virtual Lab
(Big Data) Splunk Core Certified User & Tableau Class • July 17, 18 & 24, 25
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Virtual Instructor Led
(Big Data) Splunk Core Certified User & Tableau Lab • July 31, August 1 & 7, 8
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Virtual Lab
SESSION 4
CompTIA Security+ Class • June 12, 13 & 19, 20
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Virtual Instructor Led
CompTIA Security+ Lab • June 26, 27 & July 2, 3 (*July 4 is a Holiday)
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Virtual Lab
Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Class • July 10, 11 & 17, 18
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Virtual Instructor Led
Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Lab • July 24, 25 & 31, Aug 1
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Virtual Lab
(Big Data) Splunk Core Certified User & Tableau Class • August 7, 8 & 14, 15
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Virtual Instructor Led
(Big Data) Splunk Core Certified User & Tableau Lab • August 21, 22 & 28, 29
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Virtual Lab
SESSION 1
CompTIA Security+ Class • Apr 10, 11 & 17, 18
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Virtual Instructor Led
CompTIA Security+ Lab • Apr 24, 25 & May 1, 2
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Virtual Lab
(Big Data) Splunk Core Certified User & Tableau Class • May 7, 8 & 14, 15
Fri & Sat 9 AM - 6 PM Virtual Instructor Led
(Big Data) Splunk Core Certified User & Tableau Lab • May 21, 22 & 28, 29
Fri & Sat 9 AM - 6 PM Virtual Lab
SESSION 1
CompTIA Security+ Class • Apr 10, 11 & 17, 18
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Virtual Instructor Led
CompTIA Security+ Lab • Apr 24, 25 & May 1, 2
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Virtual Lab
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Class • May 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 & 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
Mon - Fri 6 PM - 10 PM Virtual Instructor Led
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Lab • May 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 & 24, 25, 26, 27, 28
Mon - Fri 6 PM - 10 PM Virtual Lab
SESSION 2
CompTIA Security+ Class • May 8, 9 & 15, 16
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Virtual Instructor Led
CompTIA Security+ Lab • May 22, 23 & 29, 30
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Virtual Lab
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Class • June 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 **CNNA Friday Classes will end 2 hours early. * Monday, May 31st Memorial Day Holiday make up class Saturday June 5th
Mon - Fri 6 PM - 10 PM Virtual Instructor Led
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Lab • June 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 & 21, 22, 23, 24, 25
Mon - Fri 6 PM - 10 PM Virtual Lab
SESSION 3
CompTIA Security+ Class • June 12, 13 & 19, 20
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Virtual Instructor Led
CompTIA Security+ Lab • June 26, 27 & July 2, 3 (*July 4 is a Holiday)
Sat & Sun 9 AM - 6 PM Virtual Lab
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Class • July 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 & 12, 13, 14, 15, 16
Mon - Fri 6 PM - 10 PM Virtual Instructor Led
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Lab • July 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 & 26, 27, 28, 29, 30
Mon - Fri 6 PM - 10 PM Virtual Lab

 

Where Should You Start?

If you are a Veteran looking for training, you have two options. You can request approval for one of our individual classes or you can select one of the Career Pathways.

THE CAREER PATHWAYS INCLUDE:

 Cyber Security Professional (CSP) 
  • CompTIA Network+ | 72 hours 
  • CompTIA Security+ | 72 hours 
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) | 72 hours 
  • Splunk Core Certified User | 72 hours 
  • Splunk Power User | 72 hours 
  • CompTIA CySA+ | 72 hours 
  • CompTIA CASP+ | 72 hours 
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certified Solutions Architect – Associate | 72 hours 
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) | 72 hours 
  • UiPath Associate RPA Developer (UiRPA) | 72 hours 

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Artificial Intelligence & Automation 
  • CompTIA Network+ | 72 hours
  • CompTIA Security+ | 72 hours
  • Automation with Python | 72 hours
  • AWS Solution Architect (Associate) | 72 hours
  • UiPath Citizen Developer Foundation | 72 hours
  • UiPath RPA Developer Associate (UiRPA) | 72 hours
  • UiPath Advanced RPA Developer (UiARD) | 72 hours
  • Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML) | 72 hours
  • Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Fundamentals | 72 hours
  • Splunk Core Fundamental User | 72 hours

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Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Fundamentals
  • Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Fundamentals | 72 hours

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Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML)
  • Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML) | 72 hours

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Cyber Security Analyst 
  • ISA 1002 CompTIA Security+ | 72 hours 
  • ISA 1005 Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) | 72 hours 

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Data Science 
  • DEV 1003 (Big Data) Splunk Core Certified User | 72 hours
  • ISA 1002 CompTIA Security+ | 72 hours

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Cloud Architect 
  • ISA 1002 CompTIA Security+ | 72 hours 
  • CLO 1005 Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certified Solutions Architect – Associate | 72 hours 

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System Administration 
  • ISA 1002 CompTIA Security+ | 72 hours
  • NET 1003 Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) | 72 hours

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 Network Administration 
  • ISA 1002 CompTIA Security+ | 72 hours
  • NET 1003 Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) | 72 hours
  • NET 1004 Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) | 144 hours

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Cyber Warrior 
  • ISA 1002 CompTIA Security+ | 72 hours
  • ISA 1005 Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) | 72 hours
  • ISA 1006 Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) | 72 hours

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 DevOps 
  • ISA 1002 CompTIA Security+ | 72 hours
  • ISA 1005 Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) | 72 hours
  • DEV 1003 (Big Data) Splunk Core Certified User | 72 hours

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 Help Desk 
  • ISA 1002 CompTIA Security+ | 72 hours
  • ISA 1003 CompTIA Cyber Security Analyst-Plus (CySA+) | 72 hours
  • ISA 1005 Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)  | 72 hours

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G.I. Bill® vs. VRRAP

To repeat, the VRRAP doesn’t apply to plans at a 4-year school. It has to be a VA-approved plan at a technical school or community college. The funds go right to the vet every month and she or he is responsible for paying all educational charges.

The VRRAP Program is set to offer aid to almost 100,000 unemployed vets over the following 2 years. If you are eligible, visit eBenefits to submit an application. Prior to applying, be certain to have your bank routing number, as well as account number for the direct deposit, the location and name of the school, the plan you want to pursue, and the corresponding high-demand field.

How to Get Started

1) Gather documents and assess the list for high-demand occupations: Have your discharge papers (DD214) available prior to completing the application. Additionally, you will require a bank account and extra personal data with the process of the application. If you’ve misplaced or lost the DD214, you may apply to get a new copy by going to the National Archives site.

To receive benefits, you have to be enrolled within an academic major which is specific to high-demand jobs. Prior to enrolling, go to the High Demand Occupation VA list.

 

2) You can apply for benefits via the VONAPP site:  Go to the VONAPP site in order to apply for the benefits.  Designate the choice of school as Metropolitan Community College. Be certain that you print a copy of the application as you complete this process. The process of approving the application can take up to 4 to 6 weeks, according to the VA. If you’re approved, you’ll get a Certificate of Eligibility in the mail.

3) MCC enrollment:  MCC provides a designated adviser for vet students in the South Omaha Campus. In order to book an appointment to become enrolled, call the MVSS office or directly call the Military Student Adviser. You also may book an appointment with non-military advisers by contacting MCCs Call Center.

4) Go to Veteran Financial Services: As you’ve registered for courses, bring one copy of the completed VRRAP application and DD214 to the Veteran Financial Services. While you’re there, you may arrange to get a charge to MCCs bookstore for class materials and textbooks. It will ensure you possess materials on time for the beginning of the quarter. You are responsible for reimbursement of every MCC Bookstore charge as you get your benefits. It’s possible to make payments by going to the Student Services at an MCC location. You’ll get your Certificate of Eligibility in the mail within four to six weeks from the application date. When you receive your certificate, bring one copy to the Veteran Financial Services so they can verify it.

How long will this program be available?

VRRAP will be available until December 11, 2022. They will stop making payments on this date—or when we reach either the $386 million funding limit or the 17,250 participant limit.

 

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GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). All training for the VRRAP program will be located in our Sterling Office 46175 Westlake Drive,  Suite 250, Sterling, VA 20165.

All of the VRRAP approved Intellectual Point programs and pathways can now be attended virtually. We not only provide you an immersive collaborative learning experience online, but we also provide you virtually all the necessary tools and resources such as quiz portal access, simulations, virtual labs, etc. to successfully pass your certification tests. Our virtual remote classes have been very popular and provide the same rich learning experience as the physical classroom.

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