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    Expedited Firefighting Certification for Florida Veterans

    Operation Dispatch is a special Florida program that eases the way for military firefighters to enter the state’s civilian firefighting workforce.   There are certain qualities and skills one must have to become a member of the Florida firefighting community—high … Continue reading

    VALOR System: Expedited Health Care Licensure for Florida Veterans

    Florida’s expedited health care licensure program is designed to make it easier for veterans to work in a health care field, and to reduce the challenges their families face when relocating to the state.   The VALOR System—Florida Veterans Application … Continue reading

    Veterans Educational Benefits

    The federal government provides a wide range of helpful options and Florida offers additional support. Higher education undoubtedly helps those who have served in the military to land a job in the civilian sector after separating from service, and men … Continue reading

    Women Veterans Resources

    Women veterans are missing out on the many benefits available to them, but Florida is taking important steps to remedy the situation.   According to information released by the Department of Veterans Affairs in October of 2015, the national population … Continue reading

    5 Reasons Veterans Love Living in Florida

    Florida is an ideal state for veterans to live in. It’s no wonder so many have already made it their home and that more are moving here all the time.   It’s hard to boil down the state’s many enticing … Continue reading

    New Florida Program Teaches Veterans How to Run Their Own Business

    State universities in Florida are joining together to offer a special three-phase program to teach veterans entrepreneurship.   An innovative entrepreneurship program spearheaded by Veterans Florida and dedicated to teaching veterans how to start and run their own business is … Continue reading

    New Grant Program Helps Florida Businesses Hire and Train Veterans

    A new state grants program will reimburse businesses for part of the cost they incur to train veteran employees.   Florida employers seeking to enhance their work force will soon get a leg up on the competition with a new … Continue reading

    Veterans Florida selects four universities to participate in an innovative statewide entrepreneurship program for veterans

    November 24, 2015 Veterans Florida selects four universities to participate in an innovative statewide entrepreneurship program for veterans Funded through a $1 million appropriation from the State Legislature TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Veterans Florida Executive Director, Bobby Carbonell, today announced the selection of … Continue reading

    Veterans Florida Posts RFP for FL VETS Entrepreneurship Network Partner

    Veterans Florida seeks responses from qualified post­secondary institutions of higher learning in Florida to serve as a partner for a comprehensive veterans entrepreneurship program, that will be implemented across a network of Florida institutions called the Florida VETS Entrepreneurship Program. … Continue reading

    Veterans Florida Presentation at the 2015 Military, Defense and Veterans Opportunities Summit

    The 2015 Florida Chamber Foundation’s Military, Defense & Veterans Opportunities Summit gathered leaders from Florida’s military and defense industry, economic development experts, policymakers and the business community and examined the challenges facing Florida throughout the next 15-plus years and identified … Continue reading