Veterans for Career Education (VCE) now completed over 20 stops at career, technical and trade schools on the Let VETS Choose Tour. The most recent stops were at the Tulsa Welding School and Heavy Equipment Colleges of America--both located in Oklahoma.
Tempe, AZ – Over 500 military veterans from dozens of career education colleges and universities have joined Veterans for Career Education (VCE) to protect their right to use their earned GI Bill benefit at the school of their choice. In three weeks, the “Let VETS Choose Tour” has hosted rallies at eight campuses in seven cities bringing together veterans who are students, graduates, or educators at career colleges.
Veterans for Career Education (VCE) has launched a nationwide mobilization effort for veterans to protect their right to use their earned education benefit at the college or university of their choice. The tour comes at a time when members of Congress and presidential hopefuls have threatened to cut off higher education choice for America’s veterans.
“The Let VETS Choose tour is about bringing together veterans, and their families, and supporting their right to use the GI Bill at the school of their choice,” said Steve Gonzalez, United States Marine Corps veteran and executive director of VCE.
Veterans from Louisiana gathered in New Orleans to protect veterans' access at taxpaying career colleges. Many of the veterans in attendance were students studying in fields such at process technology, construction management and massage therapy.
Pete Hegseth, veteran advocate and Senior Fox News Correspondent, joined the rally advocating for a veteran's right to use their earned benefits at the school of their choice.
Kenneth Meija, a Louisiana Army National Guard veteran and graduate of Unitech Training Academy, and Stacy Caughlin, a 17 year Army veteran and student at Unitech Training Academy, called on Senator Cassidy (R-LA) to defend the right of veterans to use their earned benefits at the career school of their choice. Senator Cassidy is a member of both the education and veterans affairs committees.