The VETS Group Training Academy is a Qualified Information Technology Training Provider that specializes in IT training for: (1) Microsoft Office 365 & Windows Operating Systems; (2) CompTIA Computer, Network and Security Certifications; (3) Cisco Network Technicians and Administrators (CCNA); (4) Cyber Security and Certified Ethical Hacking; and (5) Wireless Broadband/Cable Installation and Cell Tower Maintenance. The VETS Group’s training facility is recognized as a Certified Cisco Academy, a CompTIA Industry Partner, and is approved by the DC Education Licensure Commission, the Maryland Department of Higher Education, and Department of Veterans Affairs.
Note: Selected Programs are eligible for Gl Bill Veterans. GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/
The goal of our Financial Literacy Program is to help participants improve their understanding of financial concepts and services, credit repair and reporting, identify theft, money management so they are empowered to make informed choices and act to improve their financial well- being. We have two different tracks for the Financial Literacy Program: 1) specifically for individuals and families to help them gain adequate knowledge to properly make decisions pertaining to certain personal finance areas like real estate, insurance, investing, saving, tax planning and retirement, and 2) specifically for small business owners and entrepreneurs to provide them with basic information and tools in financial management, taxes, liability insurance, banking, wages, and other resources related to being self-employed.
The VETS Group offers training and assistance in Federal Procurement and Small Business Development and is now in the process of implementing an initiative to identify more employment and procurement opportunities in the IT industry. We have been offering entrepreneurial training for over 15 years and continue to work with our entrepreneurs by providing them an extension of services that help them continue to maintain their businesses. These ongoing services include mentorships, business partnerships, and procurement events that introduce participants to business opportunities for their continued success. These procurement events are in partnership with the Veterans’ Entrepreneurship Task Force (VET-Force). Joe Wynn is an active member and currently serves as the Executive Vice Chairman.. VETS Group facilitates and organizes the VET-Force monthly forums and participates in joint procurement events at the local and federal levels in DC, MD, and VA.
The VETS Group has formed partnerships with the Veterans Administration, the Small Business Administration, the Department of Labor, Local Workforce Development Agencies and many large corporate enterprises to identify employment opportunities, business education, mentoring, technical assistance, growth capital, and access to international markets.
For entrepreneurs that need extensive training we offer Workshops and Seminars in collaboration with the SBA, SBDCs, PTACs and other small business resource partners to help you succeed. These Workshops and Seminars are conducted by leaders in industry and are designed to help participants start or expand their own small business. This program will guide you through the process with activities from business plan writing, access to capital, marketing and advertising development.
DC Seniors Program
The VETS Group is constantly growing and making its presence known within the community and within the region. For the past two years, the VETS Group has partnered with the Wilderness Technology Associates (WTA), a DC nonprofit organization, to provide DC seniors technical assistance with the use of digital iPads, internet access, and online resources.