America’s Veterans to Tennessee Engineers Program
This Scientific, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Program is an opportunity for military service members to complete an Engineering degree in Tennessee, with a job waiting for them with one of Tennessee’s leading companies. The program primarily matches the military service, discipline and skills of non-commissioned officers to our region’s future technical needs.
STEM works with each participant’s unique situation and when necessary helps veterans find part-time employment, provides community sponsors, and offers academic mentors and match graduates with engineering jobs.
Selected military members use their transition Permanent Change of Station benefits to relocate to the Oak Ridge/Knoxville area, transferring their security clearance in status to B&W Y‑12.
- Participants manage their own academic and living expenses, but part-time employment is normally available to help with living expenses.
- Students are expected to use their GI Bill Veterans benefit but there are a number of sources for veteran support in Tennessee.
Students usually attend one of the participating colleges/universities for one term minimum, then verify their academic foundation and adjudicate transfer credits. Participants complete Engineering prerequisites (two-year degrees). When they meet the school’s criteria, they must transfer to the University of Tennessee or Tennessee Technological University.
Upon graduation they will be offered an engineering position with one of the participating companies.