Veterans Employment-Related Assistance Program (VEAP)

To help returning military veterans establish new careers, NVTSI runs an employment program for veterans making career transitions. The Veterans Employment Assistance Program (VEAP) is a job program that focuses on assisting veterans in obtaining career-track employment. The job placement and training program enables NVTSI to help employ returning veterans who need assistance with launching careers.

Through VEAP, NVTSI provides veterans with access to a wide range of job training programs, including OSHA Certification, construction pre-apprenticeship preparation, and transitional skills training for job readiness. The program also gives veterans access to union apprenticeship programs for various construction trades.

NVTSI expects to place another 150 veterans in construction-related jobs over the next 18 months. In partnership with local training partners, VEAP is funded by the State of California’s Employment Development Department.

All eligible veterans are welcome to receive VEAP services, regardless of their residence in greater San Diego. While VEAP primarily serves recently separated gulf veterans, no veterans are excluded from the program.

NVTSI’s Veterans’ Employment-Related Assistance Program (VEAP) connects veterans and transitioning service members with high quality career planning, training, job search resources, and job placement in targeted industry sectors. NVTSI’s VEAP staff are uniquely qualified to address the special needs of those who face challenges of reintegrating into the civilian world. Unemployed service members and veterans benefit from a host of services provided via the VEAP and NVTSI’s MLB Center for Military and Veterans Reintegration Core/Intensive and Training Services. NVTSI’s VEAP provides programs and services that are geared at assisting service members, veterans, and eligible spouses secure a meaningful and sustainable employment.

Who Is Eligible?

  • Service-connected Disabled Veterans
  • Recently Separated Veterans who have been separated from the military within 48 months prior to application
  • Campaign Veterans
  • Veterans with significant barriers to employment
  • Eligible Spouses
  • Primary consideration, however will be given to Recently Separated Veterans. Other emphases include Veterans who have significant barriers to employment.


Program Services

§ One-on-One career counseling
§ Employment preparation workshops
§ Industry-focused vocational/occupational training
§ Apprenticeship training
§ On-the-Job Training Opportunities
§ Entrepreneurial assistance
§ Access to employment opportunities
§ Access to computer, Internet, phone, fax, and copier
§ Assistive Technology for individuals with disabilities
§ Access to partner services including outpatient and residential drug treatment counseling, housing, health services, mental health counseling, transportation assistance, vocational rehabilitation counseling, veterans benefit assistance, etc

Program Requirements

  • DD-214
  • Better than dishonorable discharge
  • Served more than 6 months on active duty
  • Registered for Selective Service
  • Social Security Card
  • Photo ID, Drivers License or Passport

Program Eligibility Documentation:

§ Current Photo ID
§ Social Security Card or Right to Work Documents
§ DD 214 or Proof of Service Letter
§ Proof of Income
§ Proof of Selective Service Registration (Males only born after 1/1/60)

Those qualifying and entering one of our programs may receive additional services, which may include:

  • Case Management
  • Job Development
  • Individualized Assessment
  • Job Placement
  • Supportive Services
  • Vocational Training & Re-Training
  • Career Counseling
  • Veterans Information

How to Apply to the Program:

NVTSI only accepts clients referred by our collaborating agencies. Find one in your area and call them. Some agencies have a process to obtain a referral application. Please make sure to follow their procedures. Once the procedure is followed and referral application is obtained, you will be able to attend a NVTSI orientation. Take Action Now!