The Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944 – better known as the GI Bill – was an important tool in creating postwar prosperity. What had been originally designed to suspend service members from the labor market to allow industries time to adjust to the returning workforce shaped America’s socioeconomic landscape for years to come. It helped millions of veterans earn college degrees, obtain vocational training, support young families, and purchase homes, farms, and businesses. Throughout its evolution from the Montgomery GI Bill to the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act to the Forever GI Bill, it has propelled generations of veterans and their families to economic success.
This half-day event will examine the history and advancement of the GI Bill and its past, present and future impact on the American business community. Attendees will gain a better understanding of the current generation of veterans and how they are using the GI Bill, have the opportunity to discuss the ongoing development of the GI Bill to meet 21st Century needs, and help lay the groundwork for future change to meet the needs of the workforce of the future.