CPTC is a Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC). We adhere to the SOC Principles and Criteria, and we welcome active-duty, reserve, National Guard military personnel, verterans and their families to be a part of the student body.
Most programs offered by CPTC are fully approved for benefits under the following Veterans Administration regulations:
For questions about eligibility, call the VA at 1-888-442-4551. For veterans services you can visit gibill.va.gov. Currently enrolled VA students may report their monthly attendance by calling 1-877-823-2378. You can contact the CPTC VA Clerk, Glenda Epps, at 253-589-5581 or glenda [dot] epps [at] cptc [dot] edu.
Our Veterans Resource Center guides veterans to resources in the community and at Clover Park Technical College.
Building 22, Room 121
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
You may want to visit the Veterans Resource Center if you:
For more information, call 253-589-5966
The federal VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 included the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP), which offers up to twelve months of training assistance to unemployed veterans. You may qualify if you:
The program is limited to 54,000 participants from Oct. 1, 2012, through March 31, 2014. Participants may receive up to twelve months of assistance equal to the monthly full-time payment rate under the Montgomery GI Bill–Active Duty program (currently $1,473 per month). DOL will offer employment assistance to every veteran who participates upon completion of the program.
Participants must be enrolled in a VA approved program of education offered by a community college or technical school. The program must lead to an Associate Degree, Non-College Degree, or a Certificate, and train the veteran for a high-demand occupation. (Definitions of high-demand occupations are available at gibill.va.gov.)
The Department of Labor and the Department of Veterans Affairs will begin accepting applications on May 15, 2012. To complete the application, you will need to know your direct deposit information (bank routing number and account number), the name and location of your school, the program you wish to pursue and the applicable high-demand occupation.