Frequently Asked Questions

How does VTEC work?

Veterans who participate in VTEC get unique professional development and transition support tailored to guide them to achieve their goal and desired career.

Whether you want to be an energy analyst, a solar panel technician or an engineer, we will leverage the resources of VTEC to get you from where you are to where you want to be. From college prep to assistance with graduate school applications, VTEC is here for the veteran seeking a future in energy.


What is required for DOD internship participation?

It is required that DOD interns be full time students at their institution, and in a STEM-related program of study. Interns must maintain minimum coverage car insurance, a 3.0 overall GPA, or semester GPA of 2.8 (dropping below either will result in a discussion on support you may need, and how we can assist you). Interns are also required to perform weekly check-ins, and a monthly video or in person check-in.  


How do interns get paid? Interns are paid via direct deposit, monthly. Payments are submitted for processing the last week of the month. The monthly living stipend is a reflection of each interns level of participation. Interns must complete the required check-ins to prevent delays in payment. 

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100% of your alumni received job offers before graduation.  Where have they been hired?

 Our alumni have accepted positions at SPAWAR, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Naval Air Systems Command,  Northrop Grumman, Viasat, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Solar Turbines and the National Security Agency, among many others.