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Unemployed veterans going back to school

LAKE BLACKSHEAR, GA (WALB) -

Unemployed veterans may be heading back to school by the thousands under a new federal program.

The Veteran Retraining Assistance Program pays for up to a year of education.

Officials at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs say out-of-work veterans can get back in the job market in high demand fields like health care, management and legal services.

So far, there has been an enormous response to the program and one Air Force vet says he thinks the program is a good idea.

"We need all the programs we can get to help these people get readjusted to life, so I'm in favor for whatever we can do to help them do that," said Jimmy Godwin, Air Force Vet.

The program is first-come, first-serve for veterans between the ages of 35 and 60 who are unemployed at the time they apply.

More than 27,000 unemployed veterans have applied and more than 13,000 have already been accepted.

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