Last week the VA announced that they have filled 36,000 of the 45,000 job training openings. These openings are available through the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP), created by the VOW to Hire Heroes Act which I supported. An additional 55,000 openings will be available October 1, 2012. VRAP provides up to $1,473 a month in GI Bill benefits for those taking full-time courses to learn the skills necessary to land a job. I encourage veterans eligible to apply online.