Veteran’s Training | Dallas-Fort Worth

Veterans hold skills in high demand by the private sector. They have maturity, perseverance, discipline, and the ability to think critically, solve problems and work effectively in a team environment. Veterans who do have technology experience often have the same training and skills as their civilian counterparts, but they lack the professional certifications expected by civilian employers. ComputerMinds.Com offers veterans the chance to identify and fill in any gaps in training required for employment in civilian positions.

US Army logoSince 1998, ComputerMinds.Com has helped hundreds of military veterans get the training and certification they need to jump into the IT workforce. We have programs that help vets leverage a wide range of federal initiatives aimed at getting them trained in IT and computer skills, and getting them business-ready.

*ComputerMinds.Com is on the approved trainer list of the U.S. Army.

For any additional guidance or questions, please call: (817) 944-7348 or (682) 259-8033

Email: webform@computerminds.com | or click here to go to our Contact Form

Veterans Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment

The Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) Program is authorized by Congress under Title 38, Code of Federal Regulations, Chapter 31. It is sometimes referred to as the Chapter 31 program. The VR&E program assists Veterans with service-connected disabilities to prepare for, find, and keep suitable jobs. For Veterans with service-connected disabilities so severe that they cannot immediately consider work, VR&E offers services to improve their ability to live as independently as possible.

Do I qualify?

At ComputerMinds.Com we are often asked “what are the standards to qualify?” We have learned through experience the best answer is: The Veteran’s Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Counselors look at each person individually and it is best to not assume your ability for qualification, but to go speak with a counselor and let the counselors determine your eligibility.

Veterans are eligible if they:

  • Have received, or will receive an honorable or other than dishonorable discharge
  • Have a VA service-connected disability rating of 10% with a serious employment handicap or 20% or more with an employment handicap.

Active Duty Service Members are eligible if they:

  • Expect to receive an honorable discharge upon separation from active duty
  • Obtain a VA memorandum rating or Integrated Disability Evaluation System (IDES) rating of 20% or more

How do I Apply?

Schedule to meet with a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC) for comprehensive evaluation to determine if you are entitled to services. A VA Counselor then decides if a veteran has an employment handicap, based upon the results of the comprehensive evaluation. Entitlement to services is established if the veteran has a 20% service-connected disability and an employment handicap. If the disability is 10% service-connected, then a serious employment handicap must be found to establish entitlement to vocational rehabilitation services. After an entitlement decision is made, the veteran and the counselor will work together to develop a rehabilitation plan.

To schedule call or visit (visiting is our preferred method) Veterans Affairs Department:

Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment
1200 Circle Drive, Suite 400, Fort Worth, TX 76119
817-534-3563

Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment
VA Medical Center Bldg.#2, Room 1C409
4500 South Lancaster Rd. Dallas, TX. 75216
214-857-4207

What Other Benefits May Be Provided?
After a plan is developed and signed, the counselor will assist the Veteran to implement the plans to achieve gainful suitable employment or independent living. The counselor or case manager will provide ongoing counseling, assistance, and coordination of services such as tutorial assistance, training in job-seeking skills, medical and dental referrals, adjustment counseling, payment of training allowance, and other services as required to help the Veteran achieve a career and live as independently as possible.

Basic Period of Eligibility
The law generally provides for a 12-year basic period of eligibility in which services may be used. The 12-year period begins on the latter of these dates:

  • Date of separation from active military duty, OR
  • Date the veteran was first notified of a service-connected disability rating

Veterans’ Apprenticeship Program

The federal government has made available a number of resources to assist service members and veterans in securing high-skill jobs through apprenticeships. ComputerMinds.Com is proud to support IT skills training as part of this initiative.

US Department of Labor Veterans’ Employment and Training Service

If you are eligible for GI Bill benefits, you may use those benefits while you are training in an apprenticeship program. Apprenticeship training is completed while working for an employer. Apprenticeship program participants receive wages from an employer and GI Bill benefits at the same time. Post-9/11 GI Bill Apprenticeship Program.

Eligible Veterans pursuing training under an apprenticeship program will receive a monthly housing allowance (MHA) in addition to their apprenticeship wages. The MHA issued will be a percentage of the Department of Defense Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) for an E-5 with dependents (based on the location of the employer) as follows:

  • 100% of the applicable MHA during the first six months of training
  • 80% of the applicable MHA during the second six months of training
  • 60% of the applicable MHA during the third six months of training
  • 40% of the applicable MHA during the fourth six months of training
  • 20% of the applicable MHA during the fifth six months of training

How do I Apply?

To determine if you are eligible to receive benefits, visit http://www.benefits.va.gov

How to contact ComputerMinds.Com

For any additional guidance or questions, please call: 

Programs Information: (817) 944-7348 or (682) 259-8033

Email: webform@computerminds.com | or click here to go to our Contact Form

Address: ComputerMinds.Com | 112 South Ector Dr. | Euless TX 76040

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*Please note that the Department of Defense and the Department of the Army are neither affiliated with nor endorse ComputerMinds.Com or its services.