Missoula Region: Apprenticeships, Aviation, Bitterroot College, CDL, LLC / MCPS, Missoula College, NVTI, RMSP, Scholarships, University of Montana, Veterans Upward Bound, Vocational Rehab, Wilderness Medicine, and MANY MORE!
Education & Training Programs
*** Effective April 1, 2021 the Department of Veterans Affairs will no longer count the use of Veterans Readiness & Employment (VR&E) benefits (Chapter 31) against the 48-month limit on GI Bill benefits (48-Month Rule): https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill
Questions: Education Call Center 888-442-4551
*** 2021: Veterans Rapid Retraining Program (VRRAP)
VA press release: https://www.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=5664
Please refer potential eligible Veterans to the VETS Office or other approved training facilities. Eligibility requirements: https://www.va.gov/education/other-va-education-benefits/veteran-rapid-retraining-assistance/
Missoula College: Daryl Lee – VETS Office Program Coordinator, 1205 E. Broadway Ste 128 (406) 243-7844, email@example.com
Academy Online Robotics Program (Industry 4.0)
From VetJobs 2/1/21, “FREE for Veterans to learn cutting-edge Manufacturing and Robotics!”
Questions: Melanie Nicks, VetJobs Recruiter Connect Specialist, firstname.lastname@example.org
Aerie Backcountry Medicine
Veterans can use their GI Bill on our Montana courses! We offer a variety of classes (Wilderness First Aid, Wilderness Medicine / EMT and Certs: Search & Rescue, Rope Rescue, Swiftwater Rescue) We love having Veterans in our classes!
Questions: (406) 542-9972, email@example.com
AmeriCorps VISTA ~ Montana Campus Compact
Our programming supports Veterans!
Contact info: Callye Foster, Program Manager, (406) 243-2379, Cell (813) 362-2684, firstname.lastname@example.org
Missoula Contact: Jimmie Rude, MT Registered Apprenticeship, Cell (406) 214-7941, Jrude2@mt.gov
~ Missoula College: https://www.mcapprenticeships.org/
Contact: (406) 243-7812
Pre-nursing advisor: Maryann.Dunbar@mso.umt.edu (243-7925)
ASUM ~ Associated Students of the University of Montana
Contact: Isaac Laʻa, Veteran and Student Senator, ASUM (Isaac is also the Treasurer for UM Pacific Islanders Club), University Center, Suite 211, Missoula, (406) 243-2636, email@example.com
BECOME AN ALUM
Utilize this program for financial support and finish your degree!
Missoula College, 1205 E. Broadway (Rm 126) - Tyson (406) 243-7889, Tyson.Kuntz@mt.gov
UM - Emma B. Lommasson Center (Rm 242) - Carol (406) 243-2964, Cell (406) 360-5512, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bitterroot College of the University of Montana
103 South 9th Street, Hamilton, MT
Accommodations (physical or learning): Kathleen O’Leary, (406) 541-3188, email@example.com
Approval for Bootstraps Scholarships: Hannah Gimpel, (406) 541-3192, firstname.lastname@example.org
Workforce programs applications and payments: Meri Telin, (406) 375-0100, email@example.com
Questions: Victoria Clark, Director, Bitterroot College University of Montana, (406) 375-0100, firstname.lastname@example.org
Blackstone LaunchPad ~ Entrepreneurs
Co-curricular, experiential, campus program designed to introduce entrepreneurship as a viable career path.
Innovation Factory (UC Ste 250): http://www.umt.edu/innovation-factory//default.php
Accelerate Montana: http://acceleratemontana.umt.edu/
*** 5/13/20 The Business Emergency Assistance & Recovery (BEAR) Program: Assistance / guidance in responding to the COIVD-19 crisis. REQUEST BUSINESS ASSISTANCE: http://acceleratemontana.umt.edu/covid-resource/default.php [acceleratemontana.umt.edu]
Questions: Paul Gladen, Director of Accelerate Montana and Blackstone LaunchPad powered by Techstars, University of Montana, (406) 243-5723, email@example.com
Or, Morgan, Blackstone LaunchPad, firstname.lastname@example.org
Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
AllTrucking.com - Veterans: https://www.alltrucking.com/articles/military-veterans-benefits-cdl-training/
Career Transitions in Belgrade and Helena College
Montana Dept of Justice ~ Military Skills Test Waiver: https://dojmt.gov/driving/commercial-driver-licensing/#militarywaiver; Questions: (406) 444-3244, email@example.com
ROUTE 93 TRUCK DRIVER TRAINING COURSE (RCEDA Business Center, 274 Old Corvallis Rd., Hamilton): 5 day individual BTW for 120 hrs CDL TRAINING - tuition: $4800; Call Scott Ralston (406) 360-1499 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
SAGE in Billings: http://www.sageschools.com/cdl-training-for-veterans/
Or, Jones Brothers Trucking will pay you while you train to get your CDL (Must commit: “1 year contract”): https://www.jonesbrotherstrucking.com/training/; Questions: Rex, JBT Safety / Recruiting / Training, (406) 721-0897 ext 235, Cell (406) 552-5580, email@example.com
Free, online training funded by the National Dislocated Worker Grant. Enroll by using an invitation from DLI (to avoid the charges) - Receive the DLI invitation by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions: Chery Sabol, Dislocated Worker Grant Program Manager email@example.com
Montana Electrical JATC (Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee)
2616 Bozeman Ave., Helena, MT 59601
The JATC works with contractors throughout the State of Montana to provide on the job training. We provide a minimum of 8000 hours of on the job training as well as five years of extensive classroom training, which will prepare you to take the Journeyman exam.
Questions: (406) 449-7173 or submit email: http://www.mtelectricaljatc.org/index.cfm?zone=/unionactive/contact.cfm
Or, Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) Montana: (406) 431-9836, firstname.lastname@example.org
Montana IEC Electrical Apprenticeship Schools: https://www.electriciancareersguide.com/electrician-schools-and-training-in-montana
EVENTS Calendar ~ UM
Ford Veteran Careers Program ~ Apprenticeship
24-month U.S. Department of Labor and GI Bill® approved registered apprenticeship. Every hired candidate will begin their new Ford Technician career with full-time employment at a participating dealership.
*** Don Aadsen Ford is joining the program and looking for transitioning Veterans who want to participate at their Ronan dealership.
Questions: Eric Henricksen, General Manager, Don Aadsen Ford, (406) 676-4420
GI Bill Comparison Tool (Go to VA Education below for more info)
Explore your options for GI Bill benefits. Questions: Email 223D.VBAVACO@va.gov with “Comparison Tool” (website questions) or other, go to: https://gibill.custhelp.va.gov/app/utils/login_form/redirect/ask
Incumbant Worker Training (IWT)
“Instructional Videos: How-to register, apply and submit” under the main header “How Grant Funding Works & Instructional Videos to Help You Apply”
Questions: Michelle Robinson, IWT Program & Federal Bonding Manager for State of Montana, (406) 444-3351, email@example.com
Lifelong Learning Center (MCPS ~ LLC)
Welding, Culinary Arts, Knife Handling, Food Handling, Introduction to Basic Cooking; “Connections 101” which is a free opportunity to improve computer, writing and mathematics skills; LLC administers the BEST Plus and BEST Literacy assessments to assess an ESL student’s English skills
Questions: Jodie Rasmussen, Adult Education Supervisor, The Lifelong Learning Center, (406) 549-8765, firstname.lastname@example.org
Microsoft Software & Systems Academy (MSSA)
Since 2013, MSSA has been supporting service members and Veterans in their efforts to launch new careers in tech. As of February 2021, MSSA will be delivered virtually to eligible U.S. service members and Veterans for FREE!
Email MSCAops@microsoft.com to receive an invite to our weekly information sessions—which are a mandatory part of the application process.
Military Friendly Schools
Missoula College ~ The Veteran’s Experience
HSTA 150 with GenEd credit under Historical (H) and Democracy and Citizenship (Y). The course is designed to enhance general student understanding and to support students who may work with veterans in behavioral health, social work, counseling, or other fields. The course is designed for non-veterans but student veterans may benefit from the materials and perspectives offered.
Teacher / Questions: Liz Barrs, Instructor of Veterans Studies, (406) 830-0209, email@example.com
Missoula College ~ VETS Office (River Campus)
1205 E. Broadway, Msla, First floor - ROOM 128; Lounge ROOM 133: Computers, dry erase board for study group sessions, and $5 free printing (Soon: refrigerator, microwave, toaster, Keurig and TV with games).
Daryl is at West Campus Tuesdays, 1-3pm (Room 2 of Welding Bldg)
***** Daryl can help you with your Joint Services Transcript (JST) – DANTES
(College credit and/or Certifications that relate to your military service) http://jointservicetranscript.com
Questions: Daryl, (406) 243-7844, firstname.lastname@example.org
Montana High Tech Business Alliance
1121 E. Broadway, Ste 108, Missoula
A business-led nonpartisan initiative helping high-tech companies create high-paying jobs in Montana.
Director: Adjunct Professor in Entrepreneurship, Management and Organizational Behavior at the University of Montana.
Contact: Christina Henderson, Director, (406) 552-9157, email@example.com
Montana Office of Public Instruction, State Approving Agency (SAA) for Veterans Education
GI Bill and Apprenticeships ~ Veterans can use their GI bill benefits for apprenticeships (They get the equivalent of their housing allowance as a stipend). Programs also need to be approved by the State Approving Agency. The SAA is also responsible for approving 2 year and 4 year college programs for GI bill eligibility (MT Office of Public Instruction: opi.mt.gov).
Questions: (406) 444-4122
Montana Vocational Rehabilitation (MVR) – DPHHS
2675 Palmer, Ste A, Msla
Questions: (406) 329-5400
National Veterans’ Training Institute (NVTI) ~ Sponsored by U.S. DOL
Specialized training and professional skills enhancement for VSP. Focused on training individuals who assist Veterans secure employment.
Questions: (844) 423-8872, firstname.lastname@example.org
FREE, virtual training and certification in technology and digital skills (tech fundamentals, cybersecurity, cloud computing, and coding) for Military Veterans and Spouses (Currently serving or honorably discharged and legally authorized to work in the US).
Questions: (212) 564-7010, email@example.com
NW MT HR Solutions, Inc.
SPEAKER for “Veterans at Work - Diversity and Inclusion” ~ Ronda offers training to employers on the formal process of becoming a “Veteran Friendly Employer” which is a National SHRM initiative. She helps HR professionals recognize the value of bringing Veterans into their workforce, and the goal is to get to every employer in the state. It's FREE and it's incredibly valuable information.
Contact: Ronda Wakefield, SHRM-SCP (SHRM State Council Member), SPHR, CPHR, Owner - NW MT HR Solutions LLC, (406) 250-1120, firstname.lastname@example.org
OSHA 10 General Industry Class
Hazard awareness to prevent the most common workplace injuries. Anyone looking for a job or promotion would benefit by having an OSHA 10 card.
Contact: Fred Miller, OHST, ARM, AU - Outreach Section Trainer, DLI Safety (406) 781-4499, FMiller@mt.gov
PsychArmor Institute ~ S.A.V.E. Suicide Prevention Course (FREE)
Become empowered to play a vital role in suicide prevention. This course was developed in collaboration with the VA ~ understand how to identify a Veteran who may be at risk for suicide; and, finally, know what to do if you identify a Veteran at risk.
Questions: (858) 755-3006, email@example.com
“Plan BEE!” ~ FREE Hands-On Course in Beekeeping for Beginners.
Based on the book, “Storey’s Guide to Keeping Honey Bees.” (cut-outs, trap-outs, swarm removals, etc.)
Questions: Chuck Lewis, Plan Bee (USMC 70-74 & Navy 80-88), Montana Honor Guard, Walking for the Fallen (406) 270-5735, firstname.lastname@example.org or PM on FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/montanahonor.guard
Rocky Mountain School of Photography
“We happily accept VA benefits for our Professional Intensive program!" 216 Higgins, Missoula
*** Soon to be at new (and much larger) training facility: 301 Expressway Unit A, Missoula
“Is Photography a Viable Career Choice?” https://rmsp.com/blog/2020/05/27/is-photography-a-viable-career-choice-?fbclid=IwAR04Jx5dEPqPia-_xmexudjqrh2JUQsb7AUfnWNv_S6NuLFPDmT1Zy5mttk
Professional Intensive Equipment Requirements: https://cdn.rmsp.com/images/PI-equipment-info-guide.pdf?fbclid=IwAR3WVkGP_V1zf7sn76TtioqpJlXM8IN86dP5LdtF1hH2s65br7hktyO5jLI
RMSP Professional Intensive 2020-21 (re: COVID - Limit 30 / groups of 10) After GI BIll, Veterans will pay approx $2700 (For those that received this info and apply, use code “VA2020” for additional $250 off Professional Intensive): https://rmsp.com/professional-intensive
To obtain Veterans Certificate of Eligibility, visit: https://www.va.gov/
COVID-19 Guidelines – Forest’s youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mNGhaYEKNg&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR0Z6QVvj2-qqpkouhp7Flq0nRBto2HtXmVVtvwJ1-sC3K1QksUNxFGPpdY
Questions: Bob McGowan, Admissions Counselor, (406) 543-0171 OR (800) 394-7677, email@example.com
Royal Tine Guide & Packer School
Learn all you need to know to live and work as a wilderness hunting guide. Royal Tine's school course curriculum qualifies for payment of tuition under the Post 9/11 GI Bill – More info: https://www.royaltine.com/courses/veterans-benefits/
Questions: Cody and LeRee Hensen, (406) 859-5138, Cell (406) 370-6737, firstname.lastname@example.org
Salesforce ~ Simplus Vetforce Alliance
The Salesforce Vetforce Alliance gives military service members and their spouses access to a community of fellow learners and self-paced technical training with Trailhead, Salesforce’s free online learning platform: https://www.salesforce.com/blog/2019/05/train-hire-military-vetforce.html
Scholarships & Financial Aid for Active Military & Veterans
There are many scholarships and financial aid programs available! We would like to encourage students in Missoula to continue their education and invest in a rewarding career.
Questions: Charlotte Lewis, Outreach Coordinator, email@example.com
Scholarships For Veterans And Their Families
Zippia.com is a resource site for job seekers who want to empower their career aspirations with knowledgeable data. We've been featured in USA Today, Forbes, Fortune, CNBC and the NY Times, among other leading publications.
Questions: Kristy Crane, Public Relations, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation
A national nonprofit organization that helps severely wounded post-9/11 Veterans complete their higher education. Veterans receive personal support and financial assistance to achieve success in their post-military careers.
Questions: (925) 380-6342, email@example.com
Shift ~ Internships with High Growth Companies
Sign up: https://www.shift.org/signup
Career opportunities at high-growth media and technology companies
Questions / Handbook: https://cdn.shift.org/guide/resources/Shift_Military_Fellowship_Handbook.pdf
SHRM (Society for HR Management) ~ Veterans at Work Certificate Program
FREE ONLINE Course developed for HR professionals, hiring managers, and front-line supervisors on how to LEARN the value that skilled veterans bring to the civilian workplace; Demonstrate your commitment to attract, hire and retain these talented professionals; Earn 10 professional development credits toward your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP recertification.
Questions: Ronda Wakefield, SHRM-SCP (Membership Director), SPHR, CPHR, and Founder and Owner / Consultant of NW MT HR Solutions, (406) 250-1120, firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Loan Forgiveness Program
Meeting with people both in-person and virtually. Call (406) 243-2800 to schedule an appointment.
Contacts: Julie Heaton (406) 243-5507
Student Veterans of American (SVA)
SVA and other Veterans Service Organizations are asking for your input to improve their resources and programs. Sharing your unique stories and experiences will pay it forward for future generations of Veterans –
Veterans Study Smarter, Not Harder for Free ~ VA BLOG: https://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/63875/study-edge/
To unlock the free semester, email email@example.com to set up a membership.
Suicide Prevention Training
VA and PsychArmor Institute: https://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/49409/va-psycharmor-institute-offer-online-suicide-prevention-training/
FREE 25-minute online training course https://psycharmor.org/courses/s-a-v-e/ (Suicide as a public health issue in the U.S.; Signs that a Veteran may be at risk for suicide; Actions people can take if they identify a Veteran at risk)
Transition Assistance Program (TAP)
Montana Family Readiness Center, Malmstrom AFB, 7215 - 7911 Goddard Ave., (406) 731-4900: https://341fss.com/airman-family-readiness/
Malmstrom Air Force Base Pre-Discharge Intake Site: 3633 Veterans Dr., Fort Harrison, (800) 827-1000
Or, Scott J. Smith, MT Transition Assistance Advisor (TAA), Skyline Ultd Inc. (Contractor), (406) 324-3257, firstname.lastname@example.org
************ UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA ***********
****** UM Notification of Intent ******
UM VETS Office, “If you haven’t done so yet, please submit your Notification of Intent form through our webpage, https://www.umt.edu/veterans/ so we can certify your enrollment to the VA.
Questions: UM VETS Office, (406) 243-2744, email@example.com
***** UPCOMING GRADUATES *****
The VETS Office provides FREE Veteran Honor Cords for those who have served in the military and are graduating (Provide proof of service, DD214, etc. if you have not used a VA education benefit at UM).
Questions: UM VETS Office, (406) 243-2744, firstname.lastname@example.org
UM ~ Academic Enrichment
Davidson 002, University of Montana, (406) 243-2835, email@example.com
UM AmeriCorps ~ Montana Campus Compact
Montana Campus Compact: https://mtcompact.org/americorps-vista/apply-to-serve/
Montana Campus Compact advances the public purposes of colleges and universities to improve community life and educate students for civic and social responsibility.
Questions: Dannette Fadness, BFA, BS, MPA, Montana Campus Compact, AmeriCorps Program Manager, (406) 243-5181, firstname.lastname@example.org
Or, Montana Campus Compact, University of Montana, DHC #020, 32 Campus Dr., Missoula, (406) 243-5177
UM Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Opportunities
Staff at UM Army ROTC are ALL Veterans and have various service backgrounds.
The Army ROTC is a great opportunity for college graduates to commission as Army Officers.
Questions: (406) 243-2769 (ARMY)
Or, Tracy Mitchell, GS, University of Montana Army ROTC, (406) 243-4400, email@example.com
UM College of the Arts & Media ~ Montana Repertory Theatre
PARTV 101, 32 Campus Dr., Missoula
FYI: “ReEntry” will be the final show of the Montana Repertory Theatre’s 2020-2021 Season, ReEntry is a docudrama drawn from over 100 interviews with US service members and their families. Honest, moving, and surprisingly funny, the play explores the challenges of reintegrating into home and community after tours of duty overseas. Following a two-week run in Missoula, ReEntry will tour Montana, with 10 additional performances across the state. Questions: Michael Legg, Artistic Director, Michael.Legg@mso.umt.edu
Montana Repertory Theatre: (406) 243-6809
UM Department of Counseling’s Workshop Series, "Counseling Veterans and Their Families"
Each session offers 13 CEs (continuation education credits) or 3 graduate level credits for UM students who take all 3 session. Topics are (All sessions are from 9am – 5pm):
Session I (October 25 – October 26):
The Challenges of Military Experience for Children and Families, presented by Jo Hittner, PhD
Session II (November 8 – November 9):
Soldier’s Heart: Counseling Combat Veterans at End of Life, presented by Cyndi Briggs, PhD,
Session III (November 22 – November 23):
Military Life Transitions: Understanding and Supporting Military Personnel through Deployment and Seperation/Retirement, presented by Alissa Engel, MS, LCPC, LMFT
REQUEST REGISTRATION FORM / Questions: Becky Hawkins, Phyllis J. Washington College of Education (coehs.umt.edu), Dept of Counseling, (406) 243-5252, firstname.lastname@example.org
UM Entrepreneurs ~ Blackstone LaunchPad
UM ~ Handshake
The University of Montana uses it for students for employment and internships
UM ~ JOBS
Griz eRecruiting – Student, Alumni & Employers:http://life.umt.edu/career/GrizeRecruiting/
UM ~ Legal Asst for Low Income Veterans
The Veterans Advocacy Clinic at the School of Law has been partnering with the State Bar Veterans Law Section to train lawyers in the military discharge upgrade process. Interested veterans or service providers can email VeteransAdvClinic@mso.umt.edu
Questions: Hillary Wandler, Professor & Director, Alexander Blewett III School of Law, Clinic Wing, Room 110, University of Montana, 32 Campus Dr., Msla, (406) 243-6788, email@example.com
Schedule an Appointment: https://calendly.com/hillary-wandler
UM ~ Montana Campus Compact
Dannette Fadness, MOLLI Coordinator, 302 University Hall, Missoula
UM Neural Injury Center ~ HONOR STUDY (PTS Medication Study)
To participate in the trial, Montana veterans can visit www.thehonorstudy.com to see if they qualify and to enroll. If veterans qualify and choose to participate, they will receive study-related care at no cost.
Questions: Cindi Laukes, MA, Chief Operating Officer, Neural Injury Center, University of Montana, (406) 243-4017, Cindi.Laukes@mso.umt.edu
UM Office of Civic Engagement
DHC 020C, University of Montana, Colleen Kane, Associate Director, (406) 243-5128,firstname.lastname@example.org
UM Veterans Advocacy Clinic (VAC)
The VAC supports low-income veterans through legal representation, legal consultation, and outreach, ensuring that the systems designed to support veterans are held accountable. The VAC is an active and motivated team environment.
Questions: Hillary Wandler, Professor | Director, Veterans Advocacy Clinic, Clinic Wing, Room 110, Alexander Blewett III School of Law, UM, (406) 243-6788, email@example.com
Or, Dannette Fadness, BFA, BS, MPA, Montana Campus Compact, AmeriCorps Program Manager, (406) 243-5181, firstname.lastname@example.org
UM VETS Office ~ University of Montana
1000 E. Beckwith, Missoula, (406) 243-2744
Assistance with VA Education and Training / GI BILL, computer lab,
tutoring, day lockers, TV, video games, kitchen / coffee / food cupboard, and social events.
VETERANS STUDY LOUNGE, Mansfield Library (Room 407 - Please limit reservations to three hour blocks)
Study Jam, near VETS Outpost (Lommasson 229, Griz Central) ~ Monday & Wednesdays 6:30-9pm (FREE tutors)
Questions: VETS Office, University of Montana, (406) 243-2744, email@example.com
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Veterans Curation Program
The VCP was created to process at-risk archaeological collections belonging to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. VCP employs Veterans as laboratory technicians to perform this work (cleaning, re-housing, photographing, and cataloging) providing Veterans a valuable bridging experience from active duty into the public sector.
US DOL Apprenticeship Locator
Apprenticeship is an industry-driven, high-quality career pathway where employers can develop and prepare their future workforce, and individuals can obtain paid work experience, classroom instruction, and a portable, nationally-recognized credential.
Questions: 877-US-2JOBS (1-877-872-5627)
VA EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS
APPLY - GI Bill:
Current payment rates
WEAMS ~ VA Approved Education (To use GI Bill)
VA Vocational Rehabilitation (Chapter 31 Program)
Veterans Readiness & Employment (VR&E) program ~ Veterans with a service connected disability of 10% or greater may be eligible to receive services: An evaluation to determine interests, aptitudes and abilities; Supportive services to include case management to help with a training program, assistance with medical referrals and counseling; On-the-job training, apprenticeships, and non-paid work experiences; And so on w/ongoing support and guidance.
APPLY: va.gov or call Debra Fleig, MS, CRC, VA Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, 2681 Palmer St. Suite N, Missoula (406) 258-1084, Cell (406) 475-0535
Or, Fort Harrison (406) 495-2012
Veteran Air Warriors
1001 S 24th St W, Creekside One Ste 111, Billings, Montana
Have Veteran Air Warriors Guide you to a Career in Aviation! VAW was founded by Mike Overstreet, Owner & Founder of Corporate Air and a U.S. Marine. He had the vision of helping Veterans find a significant career path within the aviation industry. Michael Overstreet, (406) 530-7229, firstname.lastname@example.org
Executive Director: Jake Penwell, US Navy Veteran, email@example.com
Veterans Green Corps (MT Conservation Corps) ~ FREE Wildland Firefighting Training for Veterans
Questions: Western Wildlands, 508 Toole Ave., Missoula, (406) 728-2720
Vets In Tech – Education, Entrepreneurship and Employment
VetsinTech supports our current and returning Veterans with re-integration services, and by connecting them to the national technology ecosystem.
Veterans Rapid Retraining Program (VRRAP)
VA press release: https://www.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=5664 [va.gov]
Please refer potential eligible Veterans to the VETS Office or other approved training facilities. Eligibility requirements: https://www.va.gov/education/other-va-education-benefits/veteran-rapid-retraining-assistance/ [va.gov]
Missoula College: Daryl Lee – VETS Office Program Coordinator, 1205 E. Broadway Ste 128 (406) 243-7844, firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Montana: Kevin Rumpca – VETS Office Director, 1000 E. Beckwith (406) 243-2500, email@example.com
Veterans Upward Bound ~ FREE College Prep Courses
Complete academic refresher available live online for Veterans who don’t have access to on campus classes
or who prefer to participate from home. VUB will help you get academically prepared for college or a training program with classes and workshops (Algebra, Computers Skills, Writing) and answer questions about admissions, GI Bill, federal financial aid, how to choose a major or pick classes, find out where you stand with the Accuplacer Assessment, or get information about career interests (take the Career Scope Assessment), support services - we have been here since 1992.
INFO / APPLY: https://vubmt.com/locations/missoula.php
Questions: (800) 356-8387 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Lori, Director - Veterans Upward Bound email@example.com
Michael Wolff, Project & Technology Manager, (406) 794-3053 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Shane Grantham, Administrative Support, (406) 272-6372, email@example.com
Stacie Grandpre, Administrative Services Coordinator & Dave Ramsey Financial Peace Class, (406) 209-8609, firstname.lastname@example.org
Steven Funk, Academic Advisor (406) 794-3309, email@example.com
Schedule an appointment with one of the staff: http://vubmt.com/resources/directory.php
OR - LOCAL: Daryl, UM VETS Office at Missoula College, (406) 243-7844, firstname.lastname@example.org
Whitetail Ranch Center ~ Three Forks
WRC’s mission is to empower Veterans to “lead independent, productive, and healthy lives.” Pathways and “added value projects” (culinary training, equine-assisted therapy, growing squash / melons / berries) to learn vocational skills.
Questions: Julie M. Tudor, ED.D., CEO/Co-Founder, Whitetail Ranch Center (WRC), 123 Main St. #2, Three Forks, (406) 404-7300, email@example.com