The National Marine Electronics Association said its installer training and certification program has been approved for federal veterans GI Bill participation.
The ability to reimburse qualifying military veterans for the cost of the training will help alleviate the shortage of skilled marine electronics installers, NMEA said in a statement yesterday.
The program will make it easier for veterans who already have proven job skills to enter civilian employment via NMEA member companies.
The installer trainings, which generally cost $650 to $850 for non-members of NMEA, are approved in the post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33) program. Veteran participants initially pay out of pocket but then are eligible for reimbursement upon completion.