VA Apprenticeship Extended to Two Years

on Friday, December 06, 2013 in Military


TMC has a long history of hiring military veterans. We were one of the first trucking carriers to qualify as a VA Approved On the Job Training Program. Through this program, military veterans can draw on education benefits they’re eligible for under the Montgomery GI or Post 9/11 from the Veterans Administration while driving for us.

Just this week, our Apprenticeship program was extended from 18 months to 24 months! The total potential benefit amount for a driver who is collecting for all two years (assuming full eligibility under Post 911 active duty) would be $20,664.00 in addition to their TMC earnings!

Below is a breakdown of potential earnings:

Chapter 33 (POST 911)

100% of applicable MHA rates *2013

1st 6 months of training

$1230.00 per mo.

80% of applicable MHA rates *2013

2nd 6 months of training

$ 984.00 per mo.

60% of applicable MHA rates *2013

3rd 6 months of training

$ 738.00 per mo.

40% of applicable MHA rates *2013

4th 6 months of Training

$ 492.00 per mo.

*MHA rates are based on location of training program – DES MOINES, IOWA

**MHA rates can change each calendar year – VA will adjust accordingly

Chapter 30 (Active Duty)

First 6 months

$1036.00

Second 6 months

$ 906.40

Remaining term (12 months)

$ 576.80

Chapter 1606 (Select Reserve)

First 6 months

$ 271.50

Second 6 months

$ 199.10

Remaining term (12 months)

$ 126.70

Chapter 1607 (REAP)
 

TRAINING PERIOD

Service of 90 days but less than 1 year

Service of
1 year +

Service of
2 years +

First 6 months

$494.40

$ 741.60

$988.80

Second 6 months

$ 362.56

$ 543..84

$725.12

Remaining 6 months

$ 230.72

$ 346.08

$461.44

For more details, call recruiting at 800-247-2862 EXT 2.

Don’t take it from us! Hear from TMC driver and Air Force veteran Ty Everson on why TMC is a great place for veterans to work on his guest blog.