Info for Veterans

On-the-Job Training and Apprenticeships

Why Apprenticeship? What’s in it for you? Learn why here.

The Harford County Electrical Apprenticeship program is approved for VA education benefits!

Learn how GI Bill® training programs can help you pay for books, supplies, and housing while you’re learning a trade or skill through on-the-job training. Find out how to get these education benefits by clicking here.

Veteran student
Post-911 GI Bill
Veteran student

What benefits can I get?

  • Money for books and supplies
  • Money for housing, if you’re covered under the Post-9/11 GI Bill

Questions? Call 443-412-2802 or email Kim Slotnick at [email protected]

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at

Am I eligible for education benefits?

You may be eligible for benefits if you qualify for the GI Bill and want to work in an industry or job that has on-the-job training, like:

  • Plumbing, Electrical, or other trades.
  • Hotel management
  • Firefighting

Who’s covered?

  • Veterans
  • Spouses and children getting benefits through either the Fry Scholarship or the Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance (DEA) Program
  • Children getting transferred benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill (also called Chapter 33)

Exception: You can’t get on-the-job training if you’re an active-duty service member or a spouse using a transferred benefit.

“This was my first time using the GI Bill and I learned a lot through this process; such as it will not directly pay for tuition due to the fact your GI Bill is being used for an apprenticeship rather than regular college classes. However, you’ll still receive a monthly housing allowance along with a book allowance. HCECA does a good job with submitting your OJT hours to the VA in a timely matter so you receive your housing allowance on time every month. Overall I’ve had a good experience while using the GI Bill in the HCECA Apprenticeship program!”

Matt Kiel

HCECA apprenticeship student