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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 for additional helpful information.

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* Notice to Veterans Who Left Service Prior to 1985

If you left active duty prior to September 30, 1985, there are a few extra steps, but the process is still easy. After you sign up for your Troop ID account, the site will ask you to send them a Military Records Release Authorization requesting a copy of your DD214 in order to complete your service verification. You will receive an email from Troop ID confirming that they have processed your Military Records Release Authorization request on the day it is submitted.

Once you have received an email from Troop ID confirming that they have received your DD214, they will provide you with the instructions on how to complete your TechShop membership application via this web page

Click here for more information about GE & VA Skills Development Program Sponsorship.

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Questions? Write us at for the most current and accurate answers to your questions about this program. Please, no phone calls.