Veterans Services

Veterans Employment and Training Services

Welcome to Gateway VETS - the Veterans Employment and Training Services offered by Gateway Community and Technical College! The program is part of Enrollment Management and is designed to help veterans acquire Gateway credentials and receive employment support. Our mission is to make the transition from the military to college as easy as possible.

Use your military experience to get college credit!

We will help you identify STEP & CLEP tests that can help you get your degree faster. It is possible to test out of up to 45 credit hours. You may also be eligible for credit from your DD214 through DANTES.

Job Placement

We have partnerships with manufacturing companies who are looking for veterans to fill job vacancies, and we will work with you to help you find one of these positions that best match your skills. We can provide assistance with your résumé, interview techniques, and job search. We have industry specific certifications for those who seek employment while enrolled.

Who we are

Daniel Ridley and Chris Courtney have filled the two positions in this program designed for veteran support. Daniel Ridley serves as the Career Mapping Specialist and Chris Courtney serves as the Retention and Placement Strategist. The VETS office is located on the Urban Metro Campus in the Two Rivers Building.  If you have questions, drop by the office or make an appointment with Chris or Daniel. Please support our work by referring veterans and letting family and friends know about our new Gateway VETS program.

Daniel Ridley
Desk Phone: 859-442-4114
Cell Phone: 859-322-5564

Chris Courtney
Phone: 859-442-4171