News and Updates

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  Please click here for more information about education benefits offered by VA. 

Due to COVID-19, starting November 23, 2020, in-person services at VE facilities will be provided by appointment only.  All other VE services will be provided virtually.  Please click here to find local office phone and email information.  

Jefferson City Office Relocation-  The Veterans Education and Training office has relocated to 3024 Dupont Circle, Jefferson City, Missouri.  All other contact information will remain the same. 

Operation Recognition - A 71-year old receives his high school diploma through the Operation Recognition program, a joint effort between DESE and Missouri Veterans Commission. Click here to read the article.

On-the-Job Training and Apprenticeship - "Most veterans know the G.I. Bill can be used for higher education and technical schools, but not all realize apprenticeships and on-the-job training are options too."

Veterans Commission - Veterans Service Program  Through the Veterans Service Program, accredited Veterans Service Officers (VSO) provide counseling and assistance to thousands of Veterans and their dependents on available VA and state Veterans' benefitsVisit their website.

The New Forever GI Bill®—What it Means for You The legislation eliminates  the current 15-year time limit on use of the Post 9/11 GI Bill for those who were discharged on or after Jan. 1, 2013.  For more information, visit their website or call 888-442-4551.

What are VA GI Bill OJT/Apprenticeship and Missouri Show Me Heroes Programs? Missouri State Approving Agency and the Show-Me Heroes Program agree to share information regarding VA benefits for on-the-job training and apprenticeship and Show Me Heroes on-the-job training reimbursements to employers.

The VA program for on-the-job- training and apprenticeship include benefits for eligible veterans and dependents. The minimum training program length is at least six months. Benefits range from $276 to $1,341 or more per month paid to the veteran, based on entitlement.

The Show-Me Heroes Program features a 50% wage reimbursement to employers in qualifying training for up to six months. Some veterans may qualify for both programs based on each program approval criteria.

Contact the Missouri State Approving Agency at 1-877-530-2765 or 1-573-751-1250. 

The Show-Me Heroes program phone number is 1-800-592-6020.