NLEI offers veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces the opportunity to obtain training, certification, and support services for job placement on their way to a well-paying career.

NLEI training programs – including the Medical Assistant, Medical Office Specialist and Business Development programs — are approved by the Illinois State Approving Agency for eligible veterans to receive Montgomery GI Bill education benefits.

The Montgomery GI Bill program, sometimes known as Chapter 30, provides education benefits to Veterans and Service members who have at least two years of active duty.
The amount of assistance varies depending on the GI Bill program you are utilizing. Benefits are generally payable for 10 years following release from honorable active service.

To learn more about eligibility under the Montgomery GI Bill, visit

Information Sessions are held at NLEI on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9 a.m.

For more information, visit NLEI at 2011 West Pershing Road in Chicago; Email us at

Michael Anaya Sr., Medical Center Director at the Jesse Brown VA Hospital, was honored for his career achievements in health care for veterans.

FROM LEFT: Francisco Menchaca, Member of the Board, NLEI; Erica Borggren, Director, IL Department of Veterans Affairs; Hon. Anthony Muñoz, Illinois State Senate; Michael Anaya Sr.; Elba Aranda-Suh, Executive Director, NLEI; Rodrigo García, Assistant Director, IDVA.

(Update: Mr. Menchaca is currently the Chair of NLEI’s Board of Directors; Mr. García was appointed as Acting Director of the IL Department of Veterans Affairs in August 2014.)