ERIC Number: ED113459
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
The New York State Vietnam Veteran: His Immediate and Continuing Needs in Post-Secondary Education.
Comly, Lucy T.
Educational and training benefits under theG. I. Bill of 1966 exist for Vietnam era and peacetime veterans. In 1974 New York State accounted for 513,000 Vietnam veterans and 248,000 peacetime veterans who are eligible for G.I. educational benefits, but only half of those eligible had applied for available benefits. Lack of adequate outreach and counseling services in different agencies and schools have contributed to the 14 percent unemployment rate of Vietnam veterans. A continuing increase in veteran population is projected with 80 percent eligible for postsecondary educational opportunities. A characterization of the Vietnam veteran is given in terms of location, age, educational background, and employment. Discharge procedures, available counseling, and G. I. benefits are described with reference to the various State agencies that offer information and assistance to veterans. Problems encountered are also discussed. Examples of programs that assist the veteran and a model program are given as a guide for veteran counselors. Problem areas in meeting the needs of the veterans are identified as related to limited federal funding, lack of interagency cooperation, and lack of outreach and counseling services. Appended material include documentation for the study. (EC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Post-Secondary Continuing Education.
Identifiers - Location: New York