Use Your VA Educational Benefits to Enhance Your Business Development Skills

OST’s Government Business Development Apprenticeship Training Program was accepted by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs effective May 27, 2020. Please watch this quick video on the details and the benefits it provides to Veterans interested in developing their government Business Development skills.

To learn more or to register, call 301-384-3350 or click the link  below to schedule a discussion.


How Do I Determine if a Veteran is Eligible?

Veterans may be eligible under any of the following programs:

  • Chapter 30: Montgomery GI Bill
  • Chapter 31: Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Services
  • Chapter 33: Post 9/11 GI Bill
  • Chapter 35: Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance
  • Chapter 1606: Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve Program

How Do Veterans Can Get Paid for the Training?

The OST Apprenticeship tuition fee is $9,500. With the VA reimbursements, the costs will be covered in full or partially during the course of the program. In addition, Apprentices earn salary increases through the program. There are 2 ways to pay for tuition: 

  • Employer pays for the tuition, and receives reimbursement from the Veteran. 
  • Veteran pays for the tuition, and receives reimbursement each month from the VA. 

The VA issues payments to the Veteran each month after receiving a report on their hours. The VA reimburses Veterans at a rate of 100% for the first 6 months of the program, and then at a rate of 80% for the second six months, at the point when the Veteran’s salary increases.   

5 Simple Steps – In Summary

  1. Veteran provides OST with a VA Certificate of Eligibility for educational benefits.
  2. Veteran and Employer coordinate to complete Training Agreements and VA Enrollment Certification with OST.
  3. OST provides the Veteran access to the online platform to start the Apprenticeship training.
  4. OST generates reports to the VA for the Veteran’s monthly reimbursement.
  5. With the successful completion of the program, the Veteran becomes a Government Business Development Specialist.

To learn more or to register, call 301-384-3350 or click the link  below to schedule a discussion.