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Education and Training


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Welcome to the Education and Training section.  In this section, we have included education and training websites for veterans interested in acquiring new skills and learning about various training opportunities and resources.

Disclaimer:  DPSS does not endorse or guarantee the providers or resources listed below.  Veterans should consider many factors including the likelihood of employment after the training, job placement assistance, any costs, loans, fees and time requirements before enrolling or committing to a training or education plan. 

United States Department of Labor

The U.S. Department of Labor offers the “Veterans Employment and Training Service” (VETS).  VETS serve America's veterans and separating service members by preparing them for meaningful careers, providing employment resources and expertise, and protecting their employment rights. This site lists many training and educational resources for veterans.

State of California Employment Development Department

The Employment Development Department (EDD) assists veterans and their eligible spouses maximize their employment and training opportunities. Veterans are entitled to many resources designed to help in their search for employment.  The EDD veterans’ representatives specialize in assisting veterans in their efforts to return to work and are located in many local EDD offices. Services provided include a veteran 24-hour priority hold on all job listings, customized job search assistance, job fairs, employer recruitments, and other events and resources.  Veterans are encouraged to schedule an appointment with an EDD veterans’ representative for personalized services and assistance to achieve professional goals.

California Department of Veterans Affairs

The dependent child, spouse or unmarried surviving spouses of a service connected disabled or deceased veteran may be entitled to tuition and fee waiver benefits at any campus of the California State University system, University of California or a California Community College.

Upward Bound

Veterans Upward Bound helps veterans transition more effectively into college. The Program provides free college prep courses in Computer Science, English, Math, Typing and Spanish. Participants receive personalized attention from experienced instructors, as well as comprehensive support services. These include advisement on GI Bill benefits and assistance with the college enrollment process.

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Board of Supervisors Veterans & Military Liaisons

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Board of Supervisors Veterans & Military Liaisons


Hilda L. Solis, 1st District
856 Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 West Temple St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Ph: (213) 974-4111 Fax: (213) 613-1739
E-mail: FirstDistrict@bos.lacounty.gov

Mark Ridley-Thomas 2nd District
Constituent Services Team
866 Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 W. Temple Los Angeles, CA 90012
Ph: (213) 974-2222 Fax: (213) 680-3283
E-mail: Ridley-Thomas@bos.lacounty.gov

Shelia Kuehl 3rd District
821 Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 West Temple St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Ph: (213) 974-3333 Fax: (213) 625-7360
E-mail: Sheila@bos.lacounty.gov

Janice Hahn, 4th District
822 Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 West Temple St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Ph: (213) 974-4444 Fax: (213) 626-6941
E-mail: FourthDistrict@bos.lacounty.gov

Kathryn Barger, 5th District
869 Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration
500 West Temple St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Ph: (213) 974-5555 Fax: (213) 974-1010
E-mail: Kathryn@bos.lacounty.gov