VA Kicks off Acquisition Training Program for Wounded Vets

January 19, 2012

The Veterans Affairs department formally launched its new program designed to train wounded vets to become acquisition professionals with a ribbon-cutting ceremony held Jan. 19 at its Frederick, Md., facilities.

The VA Acquisition Academy Acquisition Internship School's Warriors to Workforce Program places wounded veterans with disabilities into a three-year internship that provides them with the training and education to qualify for a career as a contracting specialist.

The program "prepares them to become trusted business partners capable of exercising sound business judgment to achieve best value solutions that serve the Veteran," according to the academy's website. 

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