Welcome to the group. Don't be in a rush, patience will pay off. Maybe look for some part time hours in an electrical supply house or with an open shop to learn some terminology and get a tad of experience under your belt. Even when times are bad the locals have to bring in guys or they would have to stop classes which isn't going to happen.
A Veteran - whether active duty, retired, guard or reserve - is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America," for an amount of "up to and including my life."
"One Nation Under God"