Veterans-focused website offers seamless access to wide range of skills development and job training programs delivered by NACC member institutions across Canada, supports Veterans in securing meaningful post-service careers


MARCH 26, 2024 – OTTAWA – The National Association of Career Colleges (NACC) today launched a new training portal to support Canadian Veterans to support their transition to post-service careers.

Through the Government of Canada’s Education and Training Benefit, Veterans can receive up to $90,000 for skills training at the regulated career college of their choice to achieve their post-service career goals. NACC’s new website,, is designed to help Canadian Veterans easily explore eligible and approved regulated career colleges, as well as the programs they offer. Users can search for colleges and programs by subject area and by geography in both official languages.

“We are pleased to provide a new solution to Canadian Veterans so they can easily navigate the many skills development and job training programs offered by NACC member institutions from coast-to-coast, who have a long and successful track record of preparing Veterans for meaningful post-service careers,” said Michael Sangster, CEO of the National Association of Career Colleges. “As a leader in industry-driven skills training, the regulated career college sector welcomes the opportunity to work with Veterans Affairs Canada and all levels of government to meet the unique needs and experiences of Veterans as they transition to civilian life. Thank you for your service.”

“It’s great to see initiatives underway that will connect Veterans with educational opportunities across the country,” said the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Veterans Affairs Canada. “As we work to roll out our National Veterans Employment Strategy this year, organizations like the National Association of Career Colleges and their efforts will play an important role in maximizing the benefits available to Veterans, including the Education and Training Benefit.”

Regulated career colleges provide flexible workforce solutions to modern labour challenges by partnering with governments, their alumni of ready-to-work graduates, and the industry leaders who employ them. Located in communities across the country, NACC member colleges offer small class sizes, flexible enrollments and wrap-around supports designed to meet their learners’ unique needs.

NACC member institutions graduate over 150,000 ready-to-work leaners into Canada’s labour force each year, including many Veterans, by continually delivering high-quality skills training needed to step out of the classroom and into good-paying careers. The sector’s direct training-to-employment pipeline provides learners and their families opportunities for career and economic advancement, while responding to our country’s diverse labour force and economic needs.

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About the National Association of Career Colleges (NACC):

NACC represents 550 regulated career colleges across Canada who offer innovative, industry-driven skills training designed to graduate high-quality workers for the most in-demand jobs of today and tomorrow.

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Emily Thorne