UPDATE, September 2013 - Please Read
Due to overwhelming response to this offer, we have reached the allowance of Veteran memberships covered by the VA and GE sponsorships for 2013. However, Veterans can still apply. Upon having your Veteran status confirmed by TroopID, below, you will be placed on a membership wait list.
As membership slots open up, we will fill them on a first come, first served basis. And some slots will definitely open up this year. Some Veterans will move or have other obligations that arise and limit their ability to take advantage of their membership. When this happens we will turn to the wait list for new Veterans. In addition, we are seeking additional sources of sponsorships for Veteran memberships.
For this reason, we still strongly encourage interested Veterans to apply today.
FREE Memberships and Training for Veterans
TechShop is proud to be able to offer Veterans of all eras* FREE one-year memberships, good at all TechShop locations across the U.S. Veterans will have full membership privileges with access to a world class workspace and over $1 million worth of design software and equipment for milling, forming, cutting, welding, woodworking, electronics and much, much more. Each free membership comes with $350 worth of classes.
Veterans can use TechShop's cutting edge training and equipment t o become more competitive in the job market or pursue entrepreneurial goals. Program offerings will provide participating Veterans a choice of area of focus as well as guidance in selecting the advanced manufacturing-related courses that best meet their objectives as they transition into civilian life and careers.
What's the catch? There isn't one. It's our way of saying thank you for your service.
We've made the process easy - we use Troop ID. Instead of a form to fill out here on our website, we use Troop ID to verify your Veteran affiliation, create your TechShop account, and submit your application to the program.
Apply Now - Three Easy Steps!
STEP 1 - Register and sign in on Troop ID*
STEP 2 - Troop ID sends us your information (name, email address, etc.) and we create your account
STEP 3 - We send you an email confirming membership or your status on our waiting list
It's easy! Click here or on the Troop ID button below to go to the Troop ID website. After you successfully register and sign in on Troop ID, you will be returned to techshop.com for additional helpful information.
* Notice to Veterans Who Left Service Prior to 1985
If you left active duty prior to 1985, there are a few extra steps, but the process is still easy. After you join and sign in on Troop ID, the site will ask you to send them a copy of your Form DD214 (upload, fax, or send it by U.S. Mail) to complete your service verification. You will receive an email from Troop ID confirming that they have received your DD214, and another email when they have verified your Troop ID registration. Once you have received an email from Troop ID confirming that they have verified your DD214, return to this web page (http://www.techshop.ws/veterans.html) and click on the Troop ID link. Troop ID will then ask you to confirm that you want a TechShop membership.
Click here for more information about GE & VA Skills Development Program Sponsorship.