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Apprenticeship Veterans Information

"Earn while you Learn" Veterans, Eligible Dependents, Members of the National Guard and Reserve: You may be eligible to receive Apprenticeship Credit in Connecticut (Public Act No. 14-131, Section 31-22u)

What is Apprenticeship Training?

Apprenticeship training is on-the-job training combined with related technical instruction. You receive your GI Bill benefits while working full-time and receiving wages. Apprenticeship programs are usually two to five years in length.

Developing an Apprenticeship Training Program

An employer identifies a trade or occupation that requires at least 2,000 hours of hands-on training. The Connecticut Department of Labor’s Office of Apprenticeship Training assists employers in making this determination. Learn more about how to develop an Apprenticeship Program >

What is Apprenticeship Training?

Apprenticeship training is on-the-job training combined with related technical instruction. You receive your GI Bill benefits while working full-time and receiving wages. Apprenticeship programs are usually two to five years in length.

What is On-The-Job Training?

On-the-job training (OJT) is training that you receive while actually performing a job and earning wages. You may be eligible to receive GI Bill benefits while in an OJT program.
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How On the Job Training Works

The employer identifies a job that requires entry-level training and agrees to pay the veteran a set wage; commission, piece rate or other variables do not qualify.
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Eligibility Guidelines

Effective Oct. 1, 1990, certain members of the National Guard/Reserve may be eligible for educational assistance allowance for participation in an apprenticeship or on-the-job training program.

Monthly Benefit Check Amount

Monthly benefit payment rates are based on a percentage of the full-time school rate, which varies depending on each veteran’s situation.  Veteran rates are reviewed annually and adjusted accordingly.

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Contact Information and Location

200 Folly Brook Blvd.  Wethersfield, CT 06109
DOL Contact: Todd Berch
Connecticut Department of Labor
Office of Apprenticeship Training
200 Folly Brook Blvd.
Wethersfield, CT 06109
Phone: (860) 263-6128
Fax: (860) 263-6088
www.ctapprenticeship.com or email: dol.apprenticeship@ct.gov