Veterans Corner

By Andy Gero


Free Training for All Vets


Who can apply: Veterans from any era and current service members who are within six months from discharge can apply (must have the approval of their commander). Dishonorable vets are not qualified.

The Dept. of Veterans Affairs has launched two training programs as part of the Veterans Economic Communities Initiative – and they’re both free and don’t use up your GI Bill benefits. The goal is to educate veterans so they may move ahead in civilian careers, learn skills and earn credentials. Classes are offered both in person and online. Most programs have no prerequisites. After completion, veterans will receive a free verified certificate. Get started at You may go online to and search for either the Accelerated Learning program or Learning Hubs.

This is a great opportunity to get some free education, and you’ll get help with job placement once you complete a program.

Andy Gero is a life member of the American Legion Post 288 and the VFW Post 1614. He may be reached through the CV Weekly, (818) 248 2749, or write Crescenta Valley Weekly at 3800 La Crescenta Ave., Suite 101, La Crescenta, CA 91214.