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FREE Memberships and Training for Veterans

TechShop is proud to partner with the VA Center for Innovation and GE to offer Veterans of all eras a limited number of FREE one-year memberships and $350 worth of training, good at all TechShop locations across the U.S.

Participating Veterans will have full membership privileges with access to our world class workspace and over $1 million worth of software and equipment for milling, welding, woodworking, electronics and much more.

Use TechShop's cutting edge training and equipment to become more competitive in the job market or pursue your own entrepreneurial goals. Our diverse training offerings provide multiple areas of focus to choose from and our talented staff and instructors are available to provide guidance in helping you select the advanced manufacturing-related courses that best meet your objectives as you transition into civilian life. It's our way of saying thank you for your service. 

Still on active duty? We've got you covered. Check out our great Active Duty Military membership discounts.

Apply Today 

We utilize Troop ID to make the application process simple. Instead of a lengthy form to fill out in-person or online, we use Troop ID to verify your Veteran affiliation, and submit your application to the program.

To apply: Simply join or sign in to your account on Troop ID and verify your service record.* 

Once we receive verification from Troop ID, we'll create your membership account and then send you an email confirming your free one-year TechShop membership or your status on our waiting list. It's that easy.

Click here to get started:

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*Notice: 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 you will need to submit a DD214 request (Military Records Release Authorization) 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 they have received a copy of your DD214 they'll provide you with instructions on how to complete your application via this webpage.

Click here for more information about GE and VACI Skills Development Program sponsorship.

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Questions about this program? Write us at for answers. Please, no phone calls.