Veterans apprenticeship through AJAC

Hire a Veteran

Veterans in Manufacturing

Hire a Veteran

Veterans in Manufacturing

Hire military veterans

As manufacturing companies face a nationwide labor shortage, hiring military veterans could be the solution they’ve been searching for all along.

Veterans typically possess the hard skills, soft skills and attitudinal characteristics an employer desires in a new hire. Furthermore, there are numerous programs in place that make hiring veterans easier and more cost-effective.

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Veteran in Machining

AJAC’s Apprenticeship Programs are approved by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for the use of Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits.

With these benefits, apprentices can supplement their income throughout the duration of the apprenticeship—offsetting the costs of tuition, textbooks, classroom supplies, rent, and transportation.

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Entrepreneurial with a High Level of Trust


  • Are goal-oriented individuals that strive for a high-level of achievement
  • Have a strong inherent trust and faith in co-workers and organizational leadership
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Adept at Skills Transfer and Advanced Technical Training


  • Have experience-based techniques for problem solving and an ability to transfer their skills between projects
  • Benefit from exposure to highly advanced technology and are experienced at applying technical skills to meet organizational challenges
  • Can learn on-the-job – military experience closely resembles the apprenticeship model with years of hands-on training and professional development
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Exhibit Strong Organizational Commitment


  • Bring a strong sense of organizational commitment and loyalty to the civilian workplace – translating to reduced attrition/turnover

Work Opportunity Tax Credit

What is the WOTC?

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a federal tax credit available to employers who invest in American job seekers who have consistently faced barriers to employment.  Employers may meet their business needs and claim a tax credit if they hire an individual who is in a WOTC targeted group.

Benefits to Employers

Some examples of the benefits for employers who hire a(n):

  • Veteran unemployed for six months can receive up to $5,600 tax credit
  • Disabled veteran unemployed at least 6 months receive up to $9,600 tax credit
  • Veteran participating in the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) Special Employer Incentive Program (SEI) – VR&E can reimburse the employer up to 50% of the Veteran’s salary for up to 6 months

DVA Approved

AJAC’s manufacturing apprenticeship programs are approved by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) who ensures that apprenticeship programs meet minimum quality standards and comply with all federal and state laws and regulations.

Training of apprentices shall be without discrimination based on race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or as otherwise specified by law. AJAC also encourages women, minorities and veterans to apply with their employer.