Veterans’ Services

Available Services

CareerSource Research Coast is proud to support the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) Veteran’s Workforce Program in all of our Career Centers. All Career Center staff are trained to work with military veterans and eligible spouses. All Veterans receive Priority of Service in the areas of employment and training in the three-county area.

  • One-on-One counseling and assistance
  • Job development and support
  • Access to job banks, databases and labor market information
  • Access to workshops: computer use, resume, cover letter, interview skills
  • Determine eligibility for training programs
  • On-the-Job Training (OJT) opportunities
  • Employer recruiting events and job fairs
  • Use of computers, fax, copiers and telephones

Additional Resources

www.ebenefits.va.gov

eBenefits is a portal for Veterans, Service Members, and their families to research, find, access, and, in time, manage their benefits and personal information.

www.myhealth.va.gov

My HealtheVet is VA’s online personal health record. It was designed for Veterans, active duty Servicemembers, their dependents and caregivers. My HealtheVet helps you partner with your health care team. It provides you opportunities and tools to make informed decisions and manage your health care.

www.audivets.com – Audi Veterans to Technicians Program

The Audi Veterans to Technicians Program provides highly skilled Veterans with the opportunity to apply and qualify for potential employment. Veterans will receive individualized support from a team of dedicated program staff who will coordinate all facets of the candidate screening, interviewing, and hiring processes.

Veteran candidates with a strong military maintenance background, who meet Audi foundational skills criteria, will be pre-screened to ensure they have the potential to meet dealership Service Technician, Shop Foreman, or Service Consultant requirements. Minimum targeted requirements include:

  • An Honorable Discharge from the military
  • Technical training and performance (3 years or more)
  • Valid Driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Basic pre-employment screening requirements

11 Reasons to Hire A Veteran

Veterans have the proven ability to learn new skills and concepts. In addition, they can enter your workforce with identifiable and transferable skills, proven in real world situations. This background can enhance your organization’s productivity.
The military trains people to lead by example as well as through direction, delegation, motivation and inspiration. Veterans understand the practical ways to manage behaviors for results, even in the most trying circumstances. They also know the dynamics of leadership as part of both hierarchical and peer structures.
Veterans understand how genuine teamwork grows out of a responsibility to one’s colleagues. Military duties involve a blend of individual and group productivity. They also necessitate a perception of how groups of all sizes relate to each other and an over-arching objective.
Veterans have learned to work side-by-side with individuals regardless of race, gender, geographic origin, ethnic background, religion and economic status as well as mental and physical attitudinal capabilities. They have the sensitivity to cooperate with many different types of individuals.
Veterans understand the rigors of tight schedules and limited resources. They have developed the capacity to know how to accomplish priorities on time, in spite of tremendous stress. They know the critical importance of staying with a task until it is done right.
Veterans have gained a unique perspective on the value of accountability. They can grasp their place within an organizational framework, becoming responsible for subordinates’ actions to higher supervisory levels. They know how policies and procedures enable an organization to exist.
Because of their experiences in the service, veterans are usually aware of international and technical trends pertinent to business and industry. They can bring the kind of global outlook and technological savvy that all enterprises of any size need to succeed.
Veterans know what it means to do “an honest day’s work.” Prospective employers can take advantage of a track record of integrity, often including security clearances. This integrity translates into qualities of sincerity and trustworthiness.
Thanks to extensive training, veterans are aware of health and safety protocols both for themselves and the welfare of others. Individually, they represent a drug-free workforce that is cognizant of maintain personal health and fitness. On a company level, their awareness and conscientiousness translate into protection of employees, property and materials.
In addition to dealing positively with the typical issues of personal maturity, veterans have frequently triumphed over great adversity. They likely have proven their mettle in mission critical situations demanding endurance, stamina and flexibility. They may have overcome personal disabilities through strength and determination.
At CareerSource Research Coast, Veterans always receive priority of service. It is our duty to promote and maximize the employment of our veterans, especially Veterans with barriers to employment.