This is an excerpt of an article originally printed in Barrie Today.
“If education truly is the great equalizer, as I believe it to be, being the son of two school teachers, then this new Education and Training Benefit will be a game changer for Canada’s Veterans and their families,” Hehr told a news conference.
The new measures in budget 2017 involve redesgning career transition services so more people can make use of them includiing survivors, spouses and partners.
“They’ll have access to coaching for job search, labour market assessments, information on education and training requirements to reach their career goals. All from coaches who understand military culture,” explained Hehr.
The new education and training benefit introduced will help Veterans transition from military careers by returning to school after service.
“Soldiers will have the opportunity to go back to the college or university of their choice within ten years of release from the military. It will cover up to $40,000 in tuition and other costs for members who have served six years and $80,000 for members who have served 12,” said Hehr.
“If college or university isn’t the right option, $5,000 benefit is available for professional development. If you want to become a real estate broker, something to that affect.”