Bakersfield Congressman Kevin McCarthy's legislation to provide veterans with free high-tech courses

Bill to provide veterans with high-tech courses
Posted at 6:43 AM, Apr 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-06 13:00:03-04

WASHINGTON – Bakersfield Congressman Kevin McCarthy will introduce legislation Thursday to help our nation's veterans keep up in the ever-changing, fast-paced world of technology.


The legislation the House Majority Leader will introduce will provide $75 million to the Department of Veterans Affairs specifically to help vets take courses in technology. 


According to USA TODAY, the courses range in topics from basic programming and robotics to artificial intelligence and virtual reality.


McCarthy said the GI Bill doesn’t typically cover such courses for vets.


McCarthy said the VA approval process results in bureaucratic delays when it comes to changing course offerings and curriculums, hindering the advancement for veterans in those fields.