Resources

“My Career Shines” Career Planning Tool

My Career Shines-Florida’s comprehensive education and career planning system, allows students and job seekers to assess their interests, explore careers, plan for education, and prepare for jobs. The online planning tool helps students make a plan which keeps them on the right path toward success in school and life after graduation.

MyCareerShines is funded by the state of Florida and is FREE for everyone!

https://www.floridashines.org/find-a-career/mycareershines/

 

 

2015 Green Home Improvement Scholarship

2015 Society of Women Engineers Scholarships

2016-2020 Workforce Services Plan

This plan reflects the strategies used by CareerSource Brevard to meet the State and Federal requirements for program funding but more importantly – to ensure that Brevard County contributes to Florida becoming a “top performing economy and be recognized as the world’s best place to live, learn, work, and do business”. The plan reflects the current and future strategies for the local area.

 

 

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AARP Senior Employment Program

AARP/SCSEP provides temporary work experience assignments for people age 55 and older to sharpen their skills in preparation of returning to the workforce. AARP/SCSEP screens mature applicants for businesses in Brevard County. AARP/SCSEP will pay up to 2 weeks wages to allow businesses to try an applicant.

Carolyn Brown (Project Director)
321-956-1444 (Main Office)

ACCESS Florida

The ACCESS Florida Program helps to promote strong and economically self-sufficient communities by providing food, cash and medical assistance to individuals and families on the road to economic recovery.

801 Dixon Blvd, Suite #1103
Cocoa, FL 32922

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Adecco USA

At Adecco, we have been matching great candidates with great opportunities for over 60 years. Whether you are a client looking to fill permanent or temporary positions, from entry level to senior level professionals or a candidate in search of employment, Adecco USA can help.

321-255-7777

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Adult Education

Florida’s adult education system includes a range of instructional programs that help adults get the basic skills they need to be productive workers, family members, and citizens.  These programs emphasize basic skills such as reading, writing, math, and English language competency. Adult education programs also help adult learners gain the knowledge and skills they need to enter and succeed in postsecondary education.

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America’s Career Info Net through CareerOneStop

This organization is part of the America’s Job Bank system and provides occupational information, geographic profiles of occupations, employment trends, and research on employment information such as wages and growth to assist in the development of your own career plan.

It is:
-A source for employment information and inspiration
-The place to manage careers
-A pathway to career success
-Tools to help job seekers, students, businesses and career professionals
-Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor

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America’s Job Bank

Expand your job search horizon by using links on this page to job banks with a nationwide scope. These site links provide jobseekers with employment opportunities, career information, job search agents, resume development and the option to post resumes for review by employers

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America’s Job Bank

Links to individual states job bank websites.

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American Indian Scholarships

This site provides information on many American Indian scholarship opportunities.

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American Legion

The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest veterans service organization, committed to mentoring and sponsorship of youth programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting a strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow servicemembers and veterans.

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American Legion Auxiliary Unit 332

Meets at 7:30 p.m. fourth Tuesdays at KARS Park

KARS Park, Kennedy Space Center
Cape Canaveral, FL 32922

321-631-1388

American Legion Post 1

Meets at 7 p.m. third Mondays.

Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. second Wednesdays.

1281 N. U.S. 1.
Titusville, FL 32922

321-269-9959

American Legion Post 117

Regular members meet at 7:30 p.m. third Wednesdays.

Auxiliary members: 7:30 p.m. third Tuesdays.

189 Veterans Drive S.E., off Cassia Avenue
Palm Bay, FL 32922

321-729-8089

American Legion Post 200

Meets at 8 p.m. second Thursdays.

Sons of the American Legion: 7 p.m. second Wednesdays.

105 Ocean Blvd.
Satellite Beach, FL 32922

321-773-5151

American Legion Post 22

Meets at 6 p.m. second Wednesdays

22 Legion Lane
Cocoa, FL 32922

636-9720

American Legion Post 348

Meets at 6:30 p.m. third Thursdays.

Auxiliary meets at 7:30 p.m. second Tuesdays.

105 Lincoln Ave.
Cape Canaveral, FL 32922

321-799-1060

American Legion Post 359

Meets at 7:30 p.m. third Wednesdays.

Auxiliary meets at 7:30 p.m. first Mondays.

7260 S. U.S. 1, Bellwood
Port St. John, FL 32922

321-268-1632

American Legion Post 81

Meets at 7 p.m. first Tuesdays.

Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. first Sundays of every other month.

2909 S. Harbor City Blvd
Melbourne, FL 32922

321-723-2939

American Legion Post and Auxiliary Unit 163

Meets at 7 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays

1795 N. Harbor City Blvd.
Melbourne, FL 32922

321-259-7239

American Political Science Association

Grants, Scholarships, and Other Opportunities for Minorities

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American Political Science Association

Scholarships and Financial aid to those students interested in studying political science.

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American Psychological Association Scholarships, Grants and Awards

American Veterans

As one of America’s foremost veterans service organizations, AMVETS (or American Veterans) has a proud history of assisting veterans and sponsoring numerous programs that serve our country and its citizens. The helping hand that AMVETS extends to veterans and their families takes many forms.

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AMVETS Post 893

Meets at 7 p.m. second Mondays

218 Hardee Lane
Rockledge, FL 32922

321-639-9700

Army and Air Force Exchange Service

The Army and Air Force Exchange Service, known now as the Exchange, in its second century of service, is a joint military activity with a retail mission, offering products to authorized customers via retail stores, catalog and online.

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Barry University

As a student at Barry University, you’ll have access to a vast array of resources that take your education way beyond the classroom. Barry can help you reach almost any personal and professional goals you set for yourself.

135 East Merritt Island Avenue
Merritt Island, FL 32953

321-453-6253

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Birth Certificates and Vital Records

This site offers the ability to obtain vital records such as birth, death and marriage certificates and provides guidelines on how to order vital records.

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BizLaunch Business Directory

Brevard 211

211 Brevard responds to people in crisis and/or needing information about community resources. To access it please visit the CareerSource Brevard website, select between jobs, then select community organizations. A list of all community services is available alphabetically and by subject matter. To connect with 211 Brevard telephonically DIAL 211 or 321-632-6688. 211 Brevard lists substance abuse counseling centers, food/pantry locations, victim rights information, and other social/community assistance groups and action agencies

P.O. Box 417
Cocoa, FL 32923-0417

321-632-6688

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Brevard Achievement Center (BAC)

Founded in 1968, Brevard Achievement Center (BAC) provides persons with disabilities innovative services and opportunities to achieve personal success at its Rockledge headquarters, and satellite offices in Melbourne and Titusville. Employing individuals with disabilities is a main objective and BAC does this through its Production Center, community job placement services, as well as federal contract sites located throughout Central Florida and the Florida Panhandle, in Puerto Rico and Virginia. 

 

Robert Gramolini, vice president of Employment Services

(321) 632-8610, ext. 228

rgramolini@bacbrevard.com

Michael Pelts (Vice President, Employment Services)
321-632-8610

Brevard County Central Area Adult Education Center

This Adult Education site offers classes in adult basic education (ABE), GED, adult high school (AHS), and English for speakers of other languages (ESOL).

1535 Cogswell Street
Rockledge, FL 32923-0417

321-633-3575

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Brevard County Health Department

Home of the Brevard County Health Department. Website gives up-to-date alerts and news on what is affecting the health and well-being of Brevard County residents.

2575 North Courtenay Parkway
Merritt Island, FL 32953

321-454-7100

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Brevard County Housing & Community Development

Community resources can help in locating and maintaining safe, affordable housing and meeting that challenge.

2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Bldg. B
Viera, FL 32940

321-633-2075

Brevard County Housing and Human Services Administration

Help for first-time home buyers.

2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Bldg. B
Viera, FL 32940

321-633-2076

Brevard County Public Schools Applied Technology

This site was born out of a perceived need to place safety specific resources within easy grasp of technology educators.

2700 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
Viera, FL 32940

321-631-1911 ext. 380

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Brevard County Schools North Area Adult Education Center

This Adult Education site offers classes in adult basic education (ABE), GED, adult high school (AHS), and English for speakers of other languages (ESOL).

2940 Columbia Blvd.
Titusville, FL 32940

321-264-3088

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Brevard County Schools Palm Bay Adult Education Center

This Adult Education site offers classes in adult basic education (ABE), GED, adult high school (AHS), and English for speakers of other languages (ESOL).

1 Pirate Lane
Palm Bay, FL 32940

321-952-5914

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Brevard County Schools South Area Adult Community Education Center

This Adult Education site offers classes in adult basic education (ABE), GED, adult high school (AHS), and English for speakers of other languages (ESOL).

1362 S. Babcock
Melbourne, FL 32940

Daytime: Rebecca Camp Evenings: Jose Maralasca
321-952-5977

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Brevard County Voiture 954-40/8

Meets at 3 p.m. last Sundays at American Legion Post 22.

Ladies auxiliary meets at 6 p.m. first Tuesdays.

22 Legion Lane
Cocoa, FL 32940

321-636-9720

Brevard Demand Occupations List

2016-17 Regional Targeted Occupations List will provide you with information on High Demand Occupations within Brevard County and the occupations that CSB may provide training for.

2016-17 Regional Targeted Occupations List

 

 

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Brevard Space Coast Chapter of Ex-Prisoners of War

Meets at noon second Mondays at the Veterans Memorial Center

400 S. Sykes Creek Parkway
Merritt Island, FL 32940

321-631-7728

Brevard Youth Works

A career exploration, college and career planning resource for youth and young adults.

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Bridges (formerly ARC of Brevard)

A career exploration and information system. Supported the Brevard community for over fifty years through our unique employment programs for individuals with developmental disabilities. Our services feature individualized work skills development, career exploration and job placement in addition to our free consultative program for businesses interested in employing an individual with a disability. Our qualified, experienced staff would welcome the opportunity to assist you with our bottom line approach to employment solutions.

David Cooke – President/CEO
321-690-3464

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Career Builder

As the global leader in human capital solutions, we help organizations target and attract their most important asset – their people. We use world-class technology, data-analysis, a comprehensive partner network and superior customer service to match the right people with the right jobs.

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Career Exploration Tools

These career exploration tools are meant to help workers consider and plan career options, preparation, and transitions more effectively. The tools also help individuals identify their work-related interests, what they consider important on the job, and their abilities. The assessment results link to more than 900 occupations described by the O’NET database.

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Career Information Delivery System

The Student Success Company

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CareerOneStop

A service of the U.S. Department of Labor and State of Florida employment agencies. This site provides employers with the largest pool of job applicants available anywhere.

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CareerOneStop

An extensive amount of tools to help job seekers, students, businesses and career professionals.

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CareerOneStop Financial Aid Center

Welcome to the Financial Aid Center. Find information on how to get money to continue your lifelong learning and pay for the training to advance in your career

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CareerOneStop Resume Writer

Registration at no-charge is required to access services on this site. Click on the link and register under Job Seekers. Once this is done a link to your local America’s Job Bank web site will be provided. Click on the link, and then select Resume Builder from the menu items at the top of the page. Resume Builder will prompt you through page.

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CareerSource Brevard BizLaunch Business Directory

Listings in this directory are members of the CareerSource Brevard Bizlaunch program.

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CareerSource Brevard’s Eligible Training Vendor & Provider List

CareerSource Florida

CareerSource Florida is a statewide network of career development professionals working directly with Florida employers to align their demand for skilled talent with the needs of Floridians seeking employment and career development opportunities.  A catalyst for creating and nurturing world-class talent, CareerSource Florida develops strategies to help Floridians enter and advance careers while supporting economic development priorities and strengthening the state’s business climate. CareerSource Florida responds to tomorrow’s talent needs as well as today’s, by investing in programs that help identify business needs, while continuing to cultivate the state’s talent pool and support the retention and advancement of those who are employed.

PO Box 13179
Tallahassee, FL 32317

850.921.1119

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Central Florida Manufacturing Technology Center

1519 Clearlake Road
Cocoa, FL 32922

321-632-1111 ext. 64316

Child Care Supportive Services

This program currently regulates licensed child care facilities, licensed family day care homes, licensed large family child care homes, and licensed mildly ill facilities in 61 of the 67 counties in Florida. In addition, the child care services program office administers the registration of family day care homes not required to be licensed.

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City of Cocoa Development Office

Community resources can help in locating and maintaining safe, affordable housing and meeting that challenge.

603 Brevard Avenue
Cocoa, FL 32922

321-639-7577

Civil Air Patrol, Patrick Composite Squadron

Meets at 7 p.m. Wednesdays

Hangar 313
Patrick Air Force Base, FL 32922

321-494-6395

Civil Air Patrol, Ti-Co Composite Squadron

Meets at 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays

 

Bristow Academy, Space Coast Executive Airport
Titusville, FL 32922

321-947-4422 (no Skype capability with this number)

College Board

A link providing scholarship and financial assistance information.

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College Loan Consultant

College Loan Decisions. How to make Student Loans work for you.

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CollegeScholarships.com

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CollegeScholarships.org

This site is here to serve people who are interested in college funding. What makes it unique is that it lists a broad array of funding opportunities without asking for information from you. There are no long forms to fill out in order to access our resources. For example, you can find any of the following without filling out forms with your personal information.We give you a list of available funding sources, and let you quickly move on to the application process.

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Community Development Block Grant Activities

The Community Development Block Grant Program is a federal program that provides funding for housing and community development. In 1974, Congress created the program by passing the Housing and Community Development Act, Title I. The national objectives of the program are to: 1. Benefit low- and moderate-income persons; 2. Prevent or eliminate slum or blight; 3. Address urgent community development needs

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Community Housing Innitiative

Community resources can help in locating and maintaining safe, affordable housing and meeting that challenge. This agency helps with Purchasing  Assistance in Melbourne and Palm Bay.

P.O. Box 410522
Melbourne , FL 32941

321-253-0053

Community Service Block Grant Activities

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) provides for $1 billion in additional funds to the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) program for Federal Fiscal Year 2009.   As with regularly appropriated CBSG funds, Recovery Act funds may be used for the reduction of poverty, the revitalization of low-income communities, and the empowerment of low-income families and individuals in rural and urban areas to become fully self-sufficient.

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Compensation and Pension Payments

Rate tables for Compensation, Pension, and other benefits.

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County Health Departments

Usually provides services to persons who qualify for public assistance and eligible low income persons (over 65, blind, disabled, members of families with dependent children)

1744 Cedar Street
Rockledge, FL 32955

(321) 637-7300

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DAV Chapter 109 and Unit Auxiliary

General members meet at 6 p.m. second Tuesdays.

Veteran Service Officers meet Monday and Wednesday mornings and Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

435 N. Singleton Ave.
Titusville, FL 32955

321-269-0109

Department of Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic

Provides priority medical care to veterans with service connected disabilities. Provides medical to all other veterans with non-service connected disabilities who meet income guidelines on a space available basis. Please contact the clinic to determine your eligibility.

2900 Veterans’ Way, Suite A700
Viera, FL 32940

(321) 637-3788

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Disability Specialist

The state’s comprehensive list of resources available for individuals with disabilities.

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Disabled Veterans

The 1.2 million-member Disabled American Veterans (DAV) is a non-profit 501(c)(4) charity dedicated to building better lives for America’s disabled veterans and their families.

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Dynamic Works Institute

Dynamic Works Institute is a training institute for the workforce industry which launched an e-learning initiative in 2000 and has since grown to become one of the most successful professional development training tools in the industry.

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E-laws

The elaws Advisors are interactive e-tools that provide easy-to-understand information about a number of federal employment laws. Each Advisor simulates the interaction you might have with an employment law expert. It asks questions and provides answers based on responses given.

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Early Learning Coalition of Brevard County

Programs and funding opportunities exist to assist qualified workers with their child care needs.

P.O. Box 560692
Rockledge, FL 32956-0692

Phone: 321-637-7241 Fax: 321-637-7244

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Early Learning Coalition of Brevard County

The Early Learning Coalition of Brevard County, strives to make certain that children and families have access to the quality, affordable early learning programs and services necessary to better ensure their successful futures. The site has information, listings, and helpful links.

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Easter Seals Florida, INC.

Employment Services / Supported Employment – Assisting individuals with disabilities in finding community employment. Provides pre-employment skills training, job coaching, job development, supported employment and follow-along services.

Diane Palumbo (Employment Speacialist)
321-723-4474

Easter Seals Florida, INC.

Employment Services / Supported Employment – Assisting individuals with disabilities in finding community employment. Provides pre-employment skills training, job coaching, job development, supported employment and follow-along services.

Diane Palumbo (Employment Speacialist)
321-723-4474

Eastern Florida State College Foundation

A link to other educational funding sources for EFSC through their Foundation.

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Eastern Florida State College-Business & Industry Training Center-Main Campus

Technical & Professional Training is part of EFSC Workforce Training & Development and provides non-credit training and education opportunities for both individuals who wish to upgrade their skills and knowledge and employers seeking customized or contract training for their employees.

1519 Clearlake Road
Cocoa, FL 32922

321-433-7500

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Eastern Florida State College-Main Campus

Eastern Florida State College, located in the heart of the nation’s space coast, is a two-year,
co-educational, publicly supported postsecondary institution. It was established in 1960 as Brevard Junior College. Also established in 1960 was Carver Junior College, another two-year, publicly supported, postsecondary institution that provided educational opportunities to the African-American residents of Brevard County. In 1963, the two schools merged, and EFSC moved to its present location on 87 acres adjacent to Clear Lake. With district offices housed at the Cocoa location, the college has four campuses throughout the county and a center at Kennedy Space Center.

1519 Clearlake Road
Cocoa, FL 32922

321-632-1111 ext. 62773 or 62774

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Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast

The Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast is a community coalition building a better Brevard through economic development. This is done by offering a variety of services to site selectors and local and incoming businesses.

info@SpaceCoastEDC.org
321.638.2000

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EFM Green Jobs Portal

Florida’s online career resource for individuals seeking information on green jobs, green training, and green jobs survey results.

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eHow Family

Florida Grants for College

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Electrician’s Apprenticeship Program

Applications for entry into the electrician’s apprenticeship program are accepted as required by industry needs. This program is funded by the electrical industry. You may apply either for the union or non-union program by contacting the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local Union No. 6

830 N. Wickham Road
Melbourne, FL 32935

(321) 259-0295

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

At Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, what we do — and do best — is teach the science, practice, and business of the world of aviation and aerospace.

Since it was founded just 22 years after the Wright brothers’ first flight, the University and its graduates have built an enviable record of achievement in every aspect of aviation and aerospace. The curriculum at Embry-Riddle covers the operation, engineering, research, manufacturing, marketing, and management of modern aircraft and the systems that support them.

The University engages in extensive research and consulting that address the unique needs of aviation, aerospace, and related industries.

1020 Central Avenue, Suite G-8
Patrick Air Force Base, FL 32925

321-783-5020

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Emploes en Espanol

Employment Opportunities for the Bilingual Spanish speaking job seeker

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Employer Support of The Guard and Reserve

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) is a Department of Defense (DoD) organization. It is a staff group within the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs (OASD/RA), which is in itself a part of the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD).

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Employers Association of Florida (EAF)

The Employers Association Forum, Inc. (EAF) is a non-profit member- supported association. It is an association of employers organized to provide a forum for the purpose of creating and maintaining a stable environment of positive employer/employee relations in the Florida business community. EAF represents close to 750 companies with 300,000 employees in virtually every business sector.

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EmployFlorida.com

EmployFlorida.com links all of Florida’s state and local workforce services and resources. The partners are CareerSource Florida, the state policy and oversight board, and the Agency for Workforce Innovation, the state agency which administers workforce funds. At the local level, there are 24 regional workforce boards that administer more than 80 “one-stop centers.”

866-352-2345

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Employment and Training Activities

Division of Housing and Urban Development’s Programs and Initiatives

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Enterprise Florida

Enterprise Florida Inc. (EFI) is a public-private partnership serving as Florida’s primary organization devoted to statewide economic development.

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ESFC-Cocoa Campus Job Placement / Career Exploration

Workforce Training & Development enhances the college’s mission by providing and supporting technical and vocational education and training programs for individuals seeking to enter the workforce or incumbent workers who wish to improve their skills and develop new competencies.

321-632-1111, ext. 63200

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ESFC-Melbourne Campus Job Placement / Career Exploration

Workforce Training & Development enhances the college’s mission by providing and supporting technical and vocational education and training programs for individuals seeking to enter the workforce or incumbent workers who wish to improve their skills and develop new competencies.

321-433-5174

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ESFC-Palm Bay Campus Job Placement / Career Exploration

Workforce Training & Development enhances the college’s mission by providing and supporting technical and vocational education and training programs for individuals seeking to enter the workforce or incumbent workers who wish to improve their skills and develop new competencies.

321-433-5248

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ESFC-Titusville Campus Job Placement / Career Exploration

Workforce Training & Development enhances the college’s mission by providing and supporting technical and vocational education and training programs for individuals seeking to enter the workforce or incumbent workers who wish to improve their skills and develop new competencies.

321-433-5098

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Estes & Associates, Inc.

321-255-7629

Everest University

Everest University provides career-oriented associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in healthcare, criminal justice, business, paralegal and information technology.  For more information, visit www.everest.edu.  For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at www.everest.edu/disclosures

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Everest University- Melbourne

At Everest University-Melbourne, we have a comprehensive curriculum designed to prepare you for a successful future. Our instructors, who before were professionals in their field, will share with you their past experiences to help give you valuable insight. Through their dedication, class projects and discussions come alive. Classes at our campus will give you hands-on training allowing you to excel in the area you wish to pursue.

2401 N. Harbor City Blvd.
Melbourne, FL 32935

(321) 253-2929

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Express Personnel Services

These career exploration tools are meant to help workers consider and plan career options, preparation, and transitions more effectively. The tools also help individuals identify their work-related interests, what they consider important on the job, and their abilities. The assessment results link to more than 900 occupations described by the O’NET database.

321-722-2807

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Facility Accessibility Checklist

This checklist addresses only the sections of the Americans With Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) that are common to most Agency for Workforce Innovation (AWI) and partner programs.  (Word Document)

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FACTS.org

FACTS.org is Florida’s Academic Counseling and Tracking for Students. Sponsored by the Department of Education and the Florida Center for Advising & Academic Support, this free online advising website helps students plan and track their education progress from middle school through college.

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FAFSAOnline.com

The government has federally funded programs that allow students of all backgrounds and income levels to attend college in the United States, without being taxed or charged interest. Federal grants are funded through tax-payers and are handed out using a need based formula, and do not need to be repaid. To apply for most of the top federal grants, a student simply has to submit their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.

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FastWeb

Scholarship search and database

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Fastweb Scholarship Information

Searching tool to find scholarship information for college.

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FDOE Farmworker Jobs and Education Program (FJEP)

It is the intent and vision of the FJEP to provide educational and supportive services to chronically unemployed and underemployed farmworkers to obtain the education needed to prepare to enter or advance in the workforce; prepare their children for success in school; and exercise their rights as citizens in their communities.

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Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents and Survivors

List of all benefits for veterans, updated to specifically what benefits exist that year.

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Federal Jobs (USAJobs)

USAJOBS is the official job site of the US Federal Government. It’s your one-stop source for Federal jobs and employment information.

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Federal Student Aid opportunities

Funding your education

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Federal/State/Local Labor Market Information

Labor Market Statistics produces, analyzes, and delivers timely and reliable labor statistics to improve economic decision-making.

Labor Market Statistics include a variety of labor market, economic, and demographic data.

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FedMoney.org

FedMoney.org is the most comprehensive free full-text online resource on all U.S. government grants and student financial aid programs. Here you will find detailed and up-to-date information about who can apply how to apply + contact info for over 240 government loans and grants (scholarships, fellowships, traineeships) related to education!

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FinAid!

Financial Aid, College Scholarships, and Student Loans

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Find Government Benefits You may be Eligible to Receive

Benefits.gov (formerly GovBenefits.gov) was launched in an effort to provide citizens with easy, online access to government benefit and assistance programs.

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Fleet Reserve Association, Cape Canaveral Branch 263 and Ladies Auxiliary

Meets at 7 p.m. second Wednesdays at American Legion Post 22.

22 Legion Lane
Cocoa, FL 32935

Fleet Reserve Association, call 784-5368. Ladies Auxiliary, call 452-0365

Florida Department of Children and Families Main Administrative Office

Helping individuals and families through integrated services

705 Blake Avenue, F-101
Cocoa, FL 32922

321-690-3710

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Florida Department of Children and Families- Titusville

3880 S. Washington Avenue
Titusville, FL 32780

321-383-5210

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Florida Department of Veteran Affairs

Assisting floridas veterans, families and survivors to improve their health and economic well being

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Florida e-Choices

An online career exploration and information system providing users with tools to examine interests, values and transferable skills, and to compare the results of these assessments with occupations information. This site also includes tools to personalize your career plan and save the results for use during future visits.

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Florida East Coast Chapter Associated Builders and Contractors

ABC does! ABC is the AMA, AARP or NRA of the commercial construction industry. Having become known as “The Voice of Commercial Construction”.
We have the strongest network of commercial and industrial contractors in the state of Florida with five (5) chapter offices serve over 1,660 companies in every major construction market.

And nobody protects you and your business’ rights in legislative and regulatory areas as well as ABC does while providing apprenticeship, management and safety training, networking, member discounts and countless other benefits surpassed by no other association.

700 Atlantis Road, Suite 201
Melbourne, FL 32904

321-956-5858

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Florida High Tech Corridor

Visit the latest latest florida.HIGH.TECH magazine-The guide to Florida’s High Tech Corridor.

www.floridahightech.com

The magazine can be found at http://read.dmtmag.com/i/297333fhtbuttonportrait14

The Florida High Tech Corridor Council’s numerous entrepreneurial initiatives support small businesses and growing companies alike.  Using tools like the Florida Virtual Entrepreneur Center, visitors can find the resources they need to start, expand or relocate a business.  Growing companies can apply for specific business help through GrowFL, a statewide initiative that provides just-in-time technical assistance for second-stage companies.

Florida Institute of Technology

Florida Institute of Technology is an independent technological university that provides quality education, furthers knowledge through basic and applied research, and serves the diverse needs of our local, state, national and international constituencies.

150 W. University Blvd.
Melbourne, FL 32901

321-674-8102

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Florida Minimum Wage (2011)

Occupational Wage Data, Product Guide, and Florida Census information

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Florida Student Scholarship & Grant Programs

Contains a list of State of Florida Grant and Scholarship Programs administered by the Office of Student Financial Assistance. Each program name will link you to a program description that includes eligibility requirements, application procedures, award amounts, and renewal requirements.

[LINK]

Florida Training and Education Network

This site is designed to take you step-by-step through an interactive search for an occupation or training provider. Results from this web site reflect only authorized training providers and their programs, as determined by the Regional Workforce Boards and the State of Florida.

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Florida Trend – Publication for Small Business Owners

Business and political decision-makers look to Florida Trend to learn what’s happening throughout the state, but even more to understand it. The magazine and its website offer regionally-based stories and reporting with statewide impact. Florida Trend’s mix of local color and thorough, hard-hitting investigative journalism is recognized each year with regional and national awards for editorial excellence.

[LINK]

Florida Veterans’ Benefit Guide

A publication given out by the Florida Department of Veteran’s Affairs releasing up-to-date information and contact information on Health Care and Housing benefits, as well as employment opportunities for all veterans throughout the state of Florida.

[LINK]

Florida Virtual Entrepreneur Center – Brevard

The Florida Virtual Entrepreneur Center is a free web portal designed to connect entrepreneurs with business support organizations, programs and service providers who can support their new or growing business.

[LINK]

Florida’s Eligible Training Providers List

This page will assist you in locating suitable training.

[LINK]

Florida’s Minimum Wage

The Florida minimum wage is $7.79 per hour, effective January 1, 2013.  For more information on minimum wage calculation and required notices, please visit the link below.

[LINK]

Florida’s Research and Economic Database (FRED)

This site is a powerful online labor market information system, accessed as a web site on the Internet or an Intranet at a OneStop Center. It was specifically designed for job seekers, students, employers, training providers, workforce professionals, and others seeking to explore local labor markets. This system provides fast access to a complete set of employment tools in one web site.

[LINK]

Florida’s Research and Economic Database (FRED)

Florida Labor Market Information

[LINK]

Food Stamp Employment and Training

The Food Stamp Employment and Training program emphasizes work, self-sufficiency and personal responsibility. Program participants gain valuable skills, training and work experience in an effort to reach total self-sufficiency.

[LINK]

Food Stamps

Normally given to eligible low-income families and individuals to assist with purchase of food items from grocery stores.

[LINK]

Founders Forum

Founders Forum has evolved into an educational and networking organization where entrepreneurs can learn from and build relationships with many of the regions’ most successful business leaders.

As part of their mission, Founders Forum seeks out and honors business excellence within our community through their Entrepreneur of the Year Award, as well as presentations and moderated panel discussions with accomplished local business men and women discussing issues important to today’s entrepreneur.

[LINK]

Gentiva Health Services

At Gentiva, our care is defined by our clinical expertise and the compassion we deliver every day – one patient at a time.

The Gentiva family of companies has been bringing great healthcare home for nearly four decades. Our nurses, therapists and other healthcare professionals are dedicated to educating and empowering patients to take charge of their own care, so they can achieve the highest possible level of health and independence.

Each year, we provide home health and hospice services to more than 500,000 patients from more than 450 community locations nationwide.

321-639-8503

[LINK]

GI Bill

The home for all educational benefits provides by the U.S. Dept. of Veteran Affairs

[LINK]

GI Jobs

Your guide to post-military success.

[LINK]

Go College

Nearly every state government funds and administers one or more key college scholarships and/or grants.

[LINK]

Goodwill Self-Sufficiency Job Center

Post your companies job openings free of charge at Goodwill’s Job Center. The Job Center assists between 20-40 job seekers daily, and offers complete job search, placement and employability coaching on a walk-in basis. Call or email us with your job listing.

Maria Trieste (Coordinator)
321-953-8188

[LINK]

H.O.P.E. (Health, Outreach, Prevention, Education)

1281 Hickory Street
Melbourne, FL 32901

321-434-8893

Health Insurance Marketplace

Affordable Health Care Information:

(Booklets and flyers are available in English & Spanish from the Department of Health & Human Services at the career centers.)

[LINK]

Helmets to Hardhats

Helmets to Hardhats is the fastest way for Military, Reservists, & Guardsmen to transition from active duty to a career in the construction industry. Helmets to Hardhats connects Veterans into promising careers in construction by:

Helping you build your profile
Guiding you through searching & applying for careers
Connect with other Veterans
Provide you with advice from our staff of construction industry and military professionals

[LINK]

Help the Long-Tem Unemployed Get Back to Work

Sign up here: http://www.whitehouse.gov/webform/businesses-succeed-when-their-communities-thrive-sign-best-practices-today

 

Learn about best practices for recruiting and hiring the long-term unemployed here.

 

 

Herzing Institute (Orlando)

Herzing University in Orlando was established in 1995 as Herzing College and offers bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, and diplomas. Herzing University provides its students with a quality education on in state-of-the industry technology, industry-certified instructors, and personalized employment assistance services.

1865 SR 436
Winter Park, FL 32792

info@orl.herzing.edu
1-800-492-1664

[LINK]

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Link to scholarship and financial aid information

[LINK]

Indian and Native American programs

The Florida Governor’s Council on Indian Affairs, Inc., the “Council” is a private, non-profit corporation which was incorporated under the laws of Florida. The main responsibilities of the Council is to advise the Governor of Florida on matters affecting the rights and interests of the Indian people in the State.

[LINK]

Industrial Education

[LINK]

Internet Employer Counselor

Your Workplace Information Portal

[LINK]

IT Equipment Accessibility Checklist

This Checklist should help you evaluate the extent to which your component’s information technology equipment (including — but not limited to — printers, fax machines, and copiers) is accessible to and usable by most people with disabilities.

[LINK]

Job Corps

Job Corps is a no-cost education and vocational training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that helps young people ages 16 through 24 improve the quality of their lives through vocational and academic training.

[LINK]

Kavaliro Staffing Services

By using best practices and optimal employee recruiting strategies, Kavaliro provides employers with employment solutions by providing the most qualified and professional employees, who can staff both project and permanent positions in order to ensure the ongoing success of all types of businesses. We use a streamlined-yet-thorough approach to staffing that saves our clients administrative time, resources and money.

3504 Lake Lynda Dr., Ste. 175
Orlando, FL 32817

Bill Peppler
407-243-6006

[LINK]

Keiser University

Keiser University Melbourne is conveniently located three miles from Interstate 95, less than thirty minutes away from Cocoa Beach. Admissions, administration, academic affairs, student services, and financial services departments are available to assist you at this location, which is staffed full time and offers a pleasant academic environment. Amenities include spacious classrooms, computer and medical labs, library with internet-enabled computer workstations, comfortable lounge area, student services information and career center, and on-site parking. The facilities at Keiser University Melbourne also include modern kitchens and banquet space to support the culinary arts programs. Keiser University uses state of the industry instructional equipment which meets program standards and learning objectives. At the Melbourne campus of Keiser University, students benefit from the philosophy of combining hands-on practical collaborative learning to their academic experience. At Keiser University “students come first”.

900 S. Babcock Street
Melbourne, FL 32901

321-255-2255

[LINK]

Kelly Services – Melbourne

Kelly founded the temporary staffing industry in 1946, and has maintained a leadership position through the years based on a valuable premise: we invest in people. Today that focus benefits our customers wherever they operate around the globe – in a growing number of specialized fields. And we’ll continue to meet the evolving challenges of workforce flexibility with staffing solutions tailored to your precise business needs, both locally and worldwide.

321-768-9900

[LINK]

Kelly Services – Merritt Island

Kelly founded the temporary staffing industry in 1946, and has maintained a leadership position through the years based on a valuable premise: we invest in people. Today that focus benefits our customers wherever they operate around the globe – in a growing number of specialized fields. And we’ll continue to meet the evolving challenges of workforce flexibility with staffing solutions tailored to your precise business needs, both locally and worldwide.

321-454-9966

[LINK]

KIDS Medical Club

Offering skilled nursing services, physical, occupational, and speech therapy to medically fragile
children by a team of very experienced Pediatric staff.
Contracted services with the County School Board, provide Early Education specifi cally tailored
for children with special needs in our facility. Additionally, we work closely with other community
agencies such as Early Steps and Children Medical Services.

1281 Hickory Street
Melbourne, FL 32901

321-253-2000

Korean War Veterans Association, Chapter 210 Brevard County

Meets at 1 p.m first Wednesdays at the Brevard Veterans Council Building. You need not have been in the Korean War to be a member of the organization.

Merritt Island, FL 32901

321-636-1148

Labor Finders

Labor Finders, founded in 1975 in West Palm Beach, Florida, specializes in qualified temporary workers for industrial, commercial and construction projects. Today, we have grown our business model to include production/assembly workers, maintenance technicians, electricians, carpenters, welders, office/clerical, as well as service positions from chefs to wait staff and much more. In fact, we provide staffing solutions daily for thousands of clients in a variety of fields, across the country.

321-729-6130

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Labor Market Statistics

Labor Market Statistics’ mission is to produce, analyze, and deliver timely and reliable labor statistics to improve economic decision-making.

[LINK]

Labor Ready

Each year, Labor Ready dispatches approximately 400,000 Temporary Associates to jobs in construction, manufacturing, hospitality, events, restoration, auto services, logistics and warehousing, retail support, waste and recycling and more. More than 225,000 businesses of all sizes throughout the United States and Canada use Labor Ready when they need a dependable source of labor.

Orlando, FL 32901

(407) 281-4111

[LINK]

LEAD Brevard

A community based organization committed to leadership development and citizen engagement. We build connections, develop leaders and engage citizens for our future.

430 Brevard Avenue
Cocoa, FL 32922

info@LEADBrevard.com
321-632-8222

[LINK]

MakerSpace

A Makerspace, also referred to as a Hackerspace, is a laboratory of sorts that for community for people who are interested in designing things, learning new stuff, and generally being creative!
Makerspaces have a set of community-owned tools to share involving elements of a machine shop, woodworking tools, electronics equipment, and other fabrication devices. They also host classes and events to help encourage people to enjoy learning and creating. Many members typically join to work on individual projects while being able to ask others about their insight on a subject and use tools that otherwise would be out of reach to a typical hobbyist. It’s a great chance to meet other people who share these interests, and expand your own skills.

[LINK]

Management Recruiters of Melbourne, Inc.

Management Recruiters of Melbourne, Inc. MRINetwork™ is an executive and management search firm providing staffing services to companies seeking top-caliber talent while enhancing the careers of our candidates. Our wholly owned subsidiary The Atlantic Group specializes in Healthcare Finance. Our partner Recruiting Connections specializes in Technical/Professional Positions. We serve clients and candidates through out the United States. With our Global MRINetwork™, we have the ability to locate and deliver top talent on a world wide basis.

321-951-7644

[LINK]

Manpower

Manpower is the world leader in innovative workforce solutions, creates and delivers high-impact solutions that enable our clients to achieve their business goals and enhance their competitiveness. With over 60 years of experience, our $19 billion company creates unique time to value through a comprehensive suite of innovative solutions that help clients win in the Human Age. These solutions cover an entire range of talent-driven needs from recruitment and assessment, training and development, and career management, to outsourcing and workforce consulting. ManpowerGroup maintains the world’s largest and industry-leading network of nearly 3,900 offices in over 80 countries and territories, generating a dynamic mix of an unmatched global footprint with valuable insight and local expertise to meet the needs of its 400,000 clients per year, across all industry sectors, small and medium-sized enterprises, local, multinational and global companies. The ManpowerGroup suite of solutions is offered through ManpowerGroup Solutions, Experis, Manpower, and Right Management.

321-242-2296

[LINK]

MediKids

For eligibility, call 1-888-352-5437 or go to the local Department of Health.

Migrant and Seasonal Farm Worker Programs

[LINK]

Military Education Benefits and Programs Guide

Military Officers Association of America Inc., Cape Canaveral Chapter (formerly the Retired Officers Association)

Meets at noon third Tuesdays at the Tides. Breakfast club, 8 a.m. third Thursdays of the month at the Tides, except every third Thursday, when they meet at Indian River Colony Club. Call 254-3945 for location and more information.

Military Officers Association of America Inc., Space Coast Chapter (formerly the Retired Officer’s Association)

Meets at 6:30 p.m. second Thursdays at Fest House on Hopkins in Titusville.

321-383-4424

Military OneSource

Veterans and military families source of information on employment, education, relocation, parenting, handling stress.  A free service, online and by phone, provided by the Department of Defense for active-duty, Guard and Reserve service members and their families.

[LINK]

Military Order of Purple Heart, Chapter 453 and Auxiliary

Meets at noon fourth Mondays at the Veterans Memorial Center

400 S. Sykes Creek Parkway
Merritt Island, FL 32922

321-632-4928

Military Order of the World Wars, Chapter 170

Meets at 11:30 a.m. third Wednesdays alternating between the Tides (formerly NCO Club) and the Indian River Colony Club. Staff meetings 10 a.m. second Tuesdays at the Tides.

321-726-6971

[LINK]

Military Transition

The Key to Career Success campaign connects Veterans and transitioning service members with high-quality career planning, training, and job search resources available at local One-Stop career centers.

[LINK]

MilSpouse

Military Spouse resources that include:

  • Employment Resources
  • Education or Training Help
  • Relocation Information

[LINK]

Monster.com

Monster.com is the premier global online employment solution for people seeking jobs and the employers who need great people. Monster.com has been doing this for ten years, and have expanded from their roots as a “job board” to a global provider of a full array of job seeking, career management, recruitment and talent management products and services. At the heart of their success and future is innovation: changing the way people think about work, and helping them actively improve their lives and their workforce performance with new technology, tools and practices.

[LINK]

My Financial Programs

Financial aid for students

[LINK]

My Next Move

My Next Move utilizes data and resources from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) system to provide current information on the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform work for all occupations in the United States. My Next Move also offers an abbreviated version of the O*NET Interest Profiler assessment and other occupational search tools to assist individuals who are new to the workforce system find career and training information in one convenient location.

[LINK]

My Next Move – For Veterans

This job portal allows Veterans to search for jobs in a unique way: either by keyword, industry, or based on the type of job they had while serving. [LINK]

mySkills myFuture

Helps laid-off workers and other career changers find new occupations to explore. Users can identify occupations that require skills and knowledge similar to their current or previous job, learn more about these suggested matches, locate local training programs, and/or apply for jobs.

[LINK]

NAFTA Transitional Adjustment Assistance

The NAFTA-TAA Program assists workers who lose their jobs or whose hours of work and wages are reduced as a result of trade with, or a shift in production to, Canada or Mexico. The NAFTA-TAA Program provides affected workers with both rapid and early response to the threat of unemployment and the opportunity to engage in long-term training while receiving income support.

[LINK]

National Resource Directory – Veterans

In collaboration with Google, the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs to provide a customized job search engine for returning military veterans. [LINK]

Navy League of the United States

Support Sea Services, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Merchant Marines. Luncheon, variety of programs at 11:30 a.m. third Thursdays. Call 773-2005 for locations.

New Horizons Computer Learning Centers

New Horizons provides computer training and IT certification to companies and individuals They have regional locations in Melbourne, Orlando and Tampa. New Horizons, world-wide with over 300 locations in 70 different countries, is the world’s largest Microsoft and Cisco authorized training partner. In 2015, New Horizons was awarded the VMware Global Training Partner of the Year and Top 20 IT Training Companies by TrainingIndustry.com for the 8th year in a row. New Horizons is ranked in the top 5% of the Worldwide IT Training Industry for quality and customer service by Knowledge Advisors. CompTIA and VMware. Being an authorized partner ensures that our students have the highest quality training materials and train on the latest products and technologies available. Mentored Learning® is a Microsoft Innovation Award–winning training methodology that allows students to learn at their own pace with a certified instructor.

888-236-3625

[LINK]

NextGen

If you’re between the ages of 18 and 24, the CareerSource Brevard NextGen program might be right for you.  NextGen helps prepare young people for jobs and careers through skills assessment, employability skills training, work experience opportunities, on the job training, access to skills training programs, bonuses for earning goals, one-on-one career coaching, and more.

[LINK]

NSHSS Foundation STEM Scholarships

O’Net Career Exploration Tools

Career exploration tools designed to help career seekers consider and plan their choices more effectively. The website includes tools to help individuals prepare a career plan based on three fundamental elements of career choice -work-related interests, values and abilities. The assessment results link to more than 900 occupations described by the O’NET database.

[LINK]

Occupational Network

O*NET OnLine has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more!

[LINK]

Occupational Network

The Occupational Information Network (O*NET) is being developed under the sponsorship of the US Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration.  The O*NET program is the nation’s primary source of occupational information.

[LINK]

Occupational Outlook Handbook

This is provided by the federal government’s Bureau of Labor Statistics as a career guidance publication. The handbook provides descriptive information on occupations including job functions, earnings, training and educational requirements as well as predictions concerning the future demand for occupations.

[LINK]

Older Worker Programs

The Florida Department of Elder Affairs provides most services through its Division of Statewide Community-Based Services, which works through the state’s eleven Area Agencies on Aging and local service providers to deliver essential services to a vital segment of the population.

[LINK]

On Demand Medical

321-433-2804

[LINK]

Online Education Database

Find Florida College Scholarships

[LINK]

Online Education Database – Minorities

There are a wide variety of college grants that are available to minorities, both ethnic and non-ethnic. Many agencies do their part to make sure you will have an equal opportunity for education by providing grants for college specifically for a certain minority or for minorities in general.

[LINK]

Optimal Resume

This free tool provides step-by-step instruction for writing resumes and cover letters as well as interview preparation. With this tool, you can easily create and update your resumes and cover letters.

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[LINK]

Polish Legion of American Veterans

Call 633-3099 for more information.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Counseling

The VA provides treatment for PTSD. Characteristic symptoms involve re-experiencing the traumatic event, a numb response to the external world, reduced involvement with society and a variety of depressive symptoms. If you feel you have experienced any of these symptoms, please contact the VA Mental Health Clinic at (321) 637-3788

(321) 637-3788

[LINK]

Pregnancy Resources, Inc.

You have the right to understand all of your options, and we are committed to giving you the honest, accurate answers you need.

2225 South Babcock Street
Melbourne, FL 32901

321-724-6202

[LINK]

Prenatal & Infant Care Coalition

1770 Cedar Street, Bulding 5
Rockledge, FL 32955

321-634-6101

Quick-Response Training Program-ESFC

321-433-7500

Recovery, Inc. (Cocoa Office)

1913 Furman Court
Cocoa , FL 32922

Remedy Intelligent Staffing

Selecting the right person for a position is difficult, especially if you need productivity and instant results. The difference between average and outstanding performance is directly related to how well the person is suited for the work, the company, and their manager. It starts with understanding the whole person – from the inside out.

At Remedy, we “get” people. Understanding people helps us recruit the right people. Understanding our clients enables us to find smart solutions for them and inspires us to deliver extra-mile service.

321-726-0044

[LINK]

Retired Officers’ Wives’ Club

Meets at 11:30 a.m. fourth Fridays. Meetings are planned at The Tides (old NCO Club) at Patrick Air Force Base.

321-773-6212

Rosetta Stone/Spanish

CareerSource Brevard offers an opportunity for active job seekers interested in learning Spanish to do so using Rosetta Stone software. This is a fast & enjoyable way to begin learning the language & at your own pace. Seating is very limited. If you are interested in using this tool, please visit a Career Center nearest you. Full registration in Employ Florida is a requirement for receiving services from any CareerSource location.

 

Sallie Mae Student Loans

Loans for students and parents, including this money saving option with three repayment choices to fit any budget.

[LINK]

Saludos.com

Bilingual professionals with a minimum of a B.A. degree are invited to submit your resume and search our database for the job of your dreams! Employers, looking for diversity in your staff? Need Hispanic professionals? We deliver immediate access to 1000’s of professional bilingual and Hispanic job seekers.

800.748.6426

[LINK]

SBDC at Eastern Florida State College

Helping small businesses succeed

The Florida Small Business Development Center (FSBDC) is a federally funded organization that offers numerous resources, services, workshops and seminars to small business owners and entrepreneurs in order to help them succeed and grow. As part of the Florida Small Business Development Center Network and as a sub center of the Florida Small Business Development Center of the University of Central Florida, EFSC’s FSBDC has been actively serving Brevard County since 1990.

[LINK]

SCAT Commuter Assistance

Titusville, FL 32922

321-952-4563 or 321-637-5037

[LINK]

SCAT Paratransit Service

Transportation for disadvantaged and disabled citizens

321-633-1878

SCAT Vanpool Program

321-952-4562

Scholarship Scams

Learn how to avoid scholarship fraud on this site.

[LINK]

Scholarships.com – Minorities

Minorities – College Scholarships, Graduate Fellowships, Research Internships

[LINK]

Scholarships.com – Minorities

Scholarships specifically for minorities

[LINK]

Scholarships4School.com

Scholarships targeted for minorities

[LINK]

ScholarshipsAndGrants.US

ScholarshipsAndGrants.US provides essential Scholarship and Financial Aid Resources to students preparing for all types of careers. From the arts to aviation to education, we highlight the latest financial aid opportunities for students.

[LINK]

Service Corps of Retired Executives-SCORE Melbourne Office

SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and has been mentoring small business owners for more than forty years.

SCORE is a valuable network of 13,000+ volunteers who offer small business entrepreneurs confidential business counseling services at no charge. SCORE volunteers have the knowledge and experience to help any small business owner get the help they need. Our dedicated volunteers represent over 270,000 years of experience across 62 industries.

1600 Sarno Road, Suite 205
Melbourne, FL 32935

321-254-2288

[LINK]

Small Business Development Center-EFSC Melbourne Campus

3865 N. Wickham Road, Bldg. 10
Melbourne, FL 32935

321-433-5573

Snelling Personnel Services

We believe the future of America’s economy resides with us – companies, employees and firms like Snelling that bring the two together. Since 1951, we have helped talent and employers navigate the world of work to find each other. It is through that “match” that we help people and organizations achieve more than ever before.

Melbourne, FL 32935

321-725-4100

[LINK]

Social Security Assistance

Helps eligible participants, through federally administered programs, in the forms of retirement insurance, survivor’s insurance, disability insurance, supplemental security insurance, or hospitalization and medical care insurance.

Social Security Administration Locations:

2400 S. Hopkins Ave., Titusville, FL 32780 (321) 268-8218

1834 US Hwy. 1, Rockledge, FL 32955 (321) 639-2656

2301 W. Eau Gallie Blvd., Melbourne, FL 32934 (321) 255-5510

Social Security Online

Official web site for the Social Security Administration

[LINK]

Social Services Assistance

State administered program to provide eligible persons with public assistance payments.

Florida Department of Children and Families

Monroe Service Center – Central Brevard

1314 Dixon Boulevard
Cocoa, FL 32922

(321) 690-3870

Society for Human Resource Management

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 250,000 members in over 140 countries, the Society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession. Founded in 1948, SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China and India.

[LINK]

Software Accessibility Checklist

Coming from the Employment and Training Administration (ETA), U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL)

[LINK]

Space Coast Area Transit (SCAT)

SCAT Fixed Route Service-Schedules and Information

321-633-1878 or 952-4672

401 South Varr Avenue
Cocoa, FL 32922

321-635-7815 ext. 231

[LINK]

Space Coast Center for Independent Living

A non-profit, community-based, nonresidential, cross-disability consumer-controlled organization. Services provided enable individuals with various disabilities of all ages (children, youth, adults and seniors) to live as independently as possible within their homes and communities

331 Ramp Road
Cocoa Beach, FL 32931

321-784-9008

[LINK]

Space Coast Machinist Apprenticeship Program, Inc.

Provides Job Training and Vocational Rehabilitation Services

2501-D Sand Trap Lane
Melbourne, FL 32935

Dr. Alice Jones, Ph.D (Director)
BrevMachApprent@aol.com
(321) 254-8278

Space Florida

As the State of Florida’s aerospace economic development agency, Space Florida fosters bold economic development activities to expand and diversify domestic and international opportunities that support talent development, enhance infrastructure and support governments and organizations in improving the state’s competitive business climate.

[LINK]

Spherion- Cape Canaveral

Spherion Staffing Services is a leading recruiting and staffing provider that specializes in placing administrative, clerical, customer service and light industrial candidates in temporary and full-time opportunities. As an industry pioneer for more than 60 years, Spherion has sourced, screened and placed millions of individuals in virtually every industry through a network of offices across the United States and Canada.

Cape Canaveral , FL 32935

321-799-4466

[LINK]

Spherion- Melbourne

Spherion Staffing Services is a leading recruiting and staffing provider that specializes in placing administrative, clerical, customer service and light industrial candidates in temporary and full-time opportunities. As an industry pioneer for more than 60 years, Spherion has sourced, screened and placed millions of individuals in virtually every industry through a network of offices across the United States and Canada.

Melbourne, FL 32935

321-255-0222

[LINK]

Student Scholarship Search

Student Scholarship Search provides students and parents with a FREE searchable database of college scholarships and grants. No registration is required and new scholarships are updated daily.

[LINK]

StudentAid.com

Helping students make smart college choices

[LINK]

Students and Career Advisors – Career Voyages

Students, parents, and career advisors can follow the links provided here to explore career and education options.

[LINK]

Summer Food Service Program

Funded by the USDA, the Summer Food Service Program provides nutritious meals are to any child 18 and under, free of charge, at summer nutrition sites located throughout the state.

Organizations looking to help can sign up to become a sponsor, a vendor, run a site, or volunteer time or resources.

[LINK]

Sunshine Staffing

Sunshine Staffing is a locally owned and operated company servicing clients in the Central Florida Area.

Sunshine Staffing was established in 1995 in Highlands County and is the leading provider of Staffing Services in the county. Sunshine Staffing’s affiliate company, Rita Staffing, operates offices in Lakeland, North Lakeland, Winter Haven, Plant City, and Tampa, Florida. The Tampa office (Rita Technology Services) specializes in the recruitment and placement of Information Technology candidates in both permanent and consulting positions.

Our clients depend on us for qualified, proven employees. Therefore; we carefully screen and test all applicants before referring them for consideration. In fact, we are so confident with the skills of our staff, we offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. In addition, our responsiveness is immediate. We are there when you need us.

1-800-930-0235

[LINK]

Superior Technical Resources

Since its inception in 1957, the Superior Group (Superior) has dedicated itself to developing industry-leading workforce solutions. Today, many Fortune 500 customers rely on Superior to provide a complete range of talent acquisition and management solutions.

321-951-1416

[LINK]

Supportive Services for People with Disabilities

Americans with Disabilities Act Home Page. Services such as Child Care and Transportation. Find services in the regional area for referrals.

[LINK]

Tad Technical Services – Orlando

Leading the Technical Stafffing Industry. We Deliver the People Who Drive Technology!

407-275-9100

[LINK]

Talbots Women’s Scholarship Fund

Talbot’s Charitable Foundation will award $100,000 in scholarhips to women determined to finally get that college degree.

[LINK]

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) / Welfare Transition

Access food, medical, and cash assistance.

[LINK]

The Brevard Business Leadership Network

The Brevard Business Leadership Network (Brevard BLN) is a grassroots level employer lead organization dedicated to expanding the employment opportunities for students and adults with disabilities.

Betsy Farmer (Executive Director)
321-536-7062

[LINK]

The Brevard Small Business Assistance Council (BSBAC)

The Brevard Small Business Assistance Council (BSBAC) is a not-for-profit organization devoted to promoting the continued growth of small businesses in Brevard County. Its members include local and federal government, Chambers of Commerce, banks, legal offices, and prime contractors for the Air Force and NASA.

Their goal is to gather and forward as much information as possible to assist small businesses in their day-to-day operations.

[LINK]

The Florida College Grants Database

Florida offers a lot of options as far as scholarships. Many such programs also use the same application, so students only have to fill it out once to be considered for multiple scholarships and grants. Students in Florida wishing to apply for the multitude of opportunities available need to fill out an Initial Student Florida Financial Aid Application (FFAA), located here. Completing this application allows the applicant to be considered for several need based scholarships, the merit based Florida Bright Futures program, and several special interest scholarships and grants.

[LINK]

The Job Place

An interactive job search portal.

321-268-2250

[LINK]

The Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA)

The Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) State Programs, within the Florida Department of Education, administers a variety of postsecondary educational state-funded grants and scholarships, and provides information to students, parents, and high school and postsecondary professionals.

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Trade Adjustment Assistance

The Trade Adjustment Assistance Program assists workers who have been laid off or whose jobs have been threatened because of foreign competition.

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Transition Assistance Program

TurboTAP.org is Department of Defense’s official website providing information for servicemembers on transitioning from military service. This site is also supported by the Departments of Labor and Veterans Affairs.

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Trep-hub

TrepHub is a non-profit community of technology entrepreneurs who banded together to share market information, business techniques and technological knowhow. Together the group has been able to give its members the horsepower normally associated with larger established firms.

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Tricare: Military Health System

TRICARE is the health care program serving Uniformed Service members, retirees and their families worldwide.

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Troops to Teachers

Troops to Teachers is a U.S. Department of Education and Department of Defense program that helps eligible military personnel begin a new career as teachers in public schools where their skills, knowledge and experience are most needed.

 

 

 

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U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Central Brevard Flotilla 46

Offers a boating safety course seven times a year, provides vessel safety checks and other boating related training at Lee Wenner Park. Also, a safe boating class third Saturdays of every month. Call 453-7409 for time and place.

Cocoa, FL 32935

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, South Brevard Flotilla 42

Meets at 7:30 p.m. second Wednesdays at Palm Bay Boating Safety Building, Pollak Park. Boating skills and seamanship classes offered twice a year and American Boating Course offered fourth Saturdays except December.

1455 Main St. N.E.
Palm Bay, FL 32935

321-254-0540

U.S. Department of Education

Find out about financial aid, funding your education, Direct Loans, accreditation in the United States, and more.

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U.S. Submarine Veterans

Meets at 2 p.m. first Saturdays

3201 S. Dairy Road
Melbourne, FL 32935

tim@veard.com,
321-722-1087

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Unemployment Compensation

Partial wage replacement provided by law, through the Unemployment Insurance program, to eligible workers who lose their job through no fault of their own, to tide them over during an interim period of unemployment. Please be aware as a veteran having just been discharged or released from military active duty you must fax or mail a copy of their DD Form 214 as part of the application process.

1-800-204-2418

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Unemployment Compensation / Insurance

Unemployment Compensation (also called unemployment insurance) provides temporary wage replacement benefits to qualified individuals who are out of work through no fault of their own.

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Unemployment Compensation Question

For questions about  filing an Unemployment Compensation claim, claiming your weeks or obtaining information about your claim.

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United Negro College Fund

At a time when a college degree is what a high school diploma was to previous generations—the minimum entry-level requirement for almost every well-paying career—UNCF plays a critical role in enabling more than 60,000 students each year to attend college and get the education they need and that the nation needs them to have.

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University of Central Florida – Cocoa

At UCF Cocoa, you can get a high-quality education right on Florida’s Space Coast. Together with Eastern Florida State College, the university provides access to bachelor’s and graduate degree programs close to home and work—and guarantees you admission to UCF through DirectConnect to UCF.

1519 Clearlake Road, bldg. 3
Cocoa, FL 32922

ucfcocoa@ucf.edu
321.433.7821

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University of Central Florida (Brevard Area Campus)

At UCF Cocoa, you can get a high-quality education right on Florida’s Space Coast. Together with Eastern Florida State College, the university provides access to bachelor’s and graduate degree programs close to home and work—and guarantees you admission to UCF through DirectConnect to UCF.

ucfcocoa@ucf.edu.
321-433-7821

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USA Government Grants

Grants for private, primary and secondary schools, women and men to further their education, scholarships for athletes, business management, engineering, computer science, medical school, undergraduate, graduate, professional, international studies and many more.

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VA Burial Benefits

For Burial in a National Cemetery

Burial benefits available include a gravesite in any of our 131 national cemeteries with available space, opening and closing of the grave, perpetual care, a Government headstone or marker, a burial flag, and a Presidential Memorial Certificate, at no cost to the family. Some Veterans may also be eligible for Burial Allowances. Cremated remains are buried or inurned in national cemeteries in the same manner and with the same honors as casketed remains.

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VA Guaranteed Home Loans

Visit this website to see if you are eligible for the Loan Guaranty Home Loan Program.

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VA Healthcare

Veteran Health Care is the benchmark of excellence and value in health care and benefits by providing exemplary services that are both patient centered and evidence based. This care will be delivered by engaged, collaborative teams in an integrated environment that supports learning, discovery and continuous improvement. It will emphasize prevention and population health and contribute to the nation’s well-being through education, research and service in National emergencies.

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VA Jobs

The Veterans Affairs Dept. needs new employees with a wide variety of skills and professions. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of some truly special and deserving people.

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Veterans Benefit Administration

Veterans can visit this site to see what benefits they may be eligible for.

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Veterans Council of Brevard County

Meets at 9 a.m. second Wednesdays at the Veterans Memorial Center

400 S. Sykes Creek Parkway
Merritt Island, FL 32922

321-453-1776

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Veterans Employment and Training Programs

The U.S. Department of Labor offers everything a Veteran should know when it comes to employment.

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Veterans of Foreign Wars

This long-standing and respected organization is one of the the most influential Veteran organizations in the United States. Its mission reads as follow: “To foster camaraderie among United States veterans of overseas conflicts. To serve our veterans, the military, and our communities. To advocate on behalf of all veterans. “

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Veterans Workforce Investment Programs

The mission of the Department of Economic Opportunity Veterans Program is to promote employment of Florida’s veterans, especially veterans with barriers to employment. In addition to these online resources, find help with your job search at your local One-Stop career center.

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VFW Post 10131 and Auxiliary

Meets at 7 p.m. first and third Wednesdays.

Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. first Wednesdays.

105 Longpoint Road
Cape Canaveral, FL 32922

321-783-8019

VFW Post 10148 and Auxiliary

Meets at 6:30 p.m. third Wednesdays

150 Minutemen Causeway
Cocoa Beach, FL 32922

321-783-4286

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VFW Post 4206 and Ladies Auxiliary

Meets at 7 p.m. third Wednesdays

3201 S. Dairy Road
Melbourne, FL 32922

321-724-4121

VFW Post 4228 and Auxiliary

Meets at 6 p.m. third Tuesdays.

Auxiliary meets 6 p.m. third Wednesdays.

4411 Capron Road
Titusville, FL 32922

321-268-4411

VFW Post 4536 and Auxiliary

Meets at 7:30 p.m. second Wednesdays

4401 Dixie Highway N.E.
Palm Bay, FL 32922

321-725-2999

VFW Post 4643 and Auxiliary

Meets at 7 p.m. third Thursdays

1252 SR A1A
Satellite Beach, FL 32922

321-777-4643

VFW Rocket Post 4534 and Auxiliary

Meets at 7 p.m. third Wednesdays at the post home, U.S. 1. Men’s Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. fourth Wednesdays

Rockledge, FL 32922

321-636-3570

VFW Satellite Post and Auxiliary 8191

Meets at 7:30 p.m. third Thursdays.

Auxiliary meets at 1 p.m. first Wednesdays

4130 N. Harbor City Blvd.
Melbourne, FL 32922

321-254-9885

Vietnam and all Veterans of Brevard Inc.

Meets at 7 p.m. second Mondays.

1125 W. King St.
Cocoa, FL 32922

12505@yahoo.com
321-690-0805 (Phone) 321-690-0106 (fax)

Vietnam Veterans of America

Founded in 1978, Vietnam Veterans of America is the only national Vietnam veterans organization congressionally chartered and exclusively dedicated to Vietnam-era veterans and their families. VVA is organized as a not-for-profit corporation. VVA’s goals are to promote and support the full range of issues important to Vietnam veterans, to create a new identity for this generation of veterans, and to change public perception of Vietnam veterans.

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Virtual Career Network

The Virtual Career Network can help you prepare and qualify for a well- paying job and a rewarding career in Healthcare, Green Economy or Transit by connecting you to the education and training you need. You can also explore job strategies for 50+ workers.

 

 

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Vocational Rehabilitation

Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) is a federal-state program that works with people who have physical or mental disabilities to prepare for, gain or retain employment. VR is committed to helping people with disabilities find meaningful careers.

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Vocational Rehabilitation – School To Work

The School to Work Transition program helps students train for a job, continue their education, and/or work after leaving high school. We are here to help you in your transition from high school to the working world, whether it’s to find a job directly after high school, or continue your secondary education to pursue your career goal.

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Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling

Vocational Rehab seeks to determine whether a veteran’s disability causes a serious employment handicap and whether a vocational goal is feasible for the veteran. To be eligible for Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) Vocational Rehab (Chapter 31), the veteran must have a service-connected disability, which materially contributes to an employment handicap.

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Vocational Rehabilitation Services (DLES)-Palm Bay

2300 Commerce Park Drive NE, Suite 4
Palm Bay, FL 32905

321-984-4869

Vocational Rehabilitation Services (DLES)-Rockledge

1018B S. Florida Avenue
Rockledge, FL 32955

321-690-3280

Volunteers in Motion

Elderly Services, including transportation

321-635-7999

Volunteers of America® – of Florida

Volunteers of America provides pre-employment training and job placement services for Military Veterans who are either disabled or homeless. In addition to serving Veterans, VOA is an Employment Network for the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and SSA’s Ticket-To-Work.”

LYNNE MULLEN (EMPLOYMENT SERVICES)
Lmullen@VOA-fla.com
321-631-2963 X 109

VTJ Services

Staffing Services

321-784-3347

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Wage and Occupational Conversion Posters

Florida’s Labor Market Statistics(LMS) Publications have been designed and produced to support many workforce uses. Publications can be printed from the desktop with ease. Below is a listing of LMS publications followed by a brief description.

pubs@labormarketinfo.com

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WagnerPeyser Programs

The Wagner-Peyser program is a federally funded labor exchange that matches employers with qualified job seekers.

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WAVES National Women of the Sea Services, Space Coast Unit 75

Meets at 10:30 a.m. second Saturdays at the Indian River Colony Club. Any woman of the sea services, including active duty welcome.

Indian River Colony Club

Jeannie
der@aol.com
321-768-0276

Webster University-Space Coast Campus

Webster University has been a tradition of excellence in Florida since 1989. As the only university in Brevard County specializing in graduate education, our programs are designed for career-minded professionals.

Our professors are experts in their field – what you’re taught in the classroom today you can use on the job tomorrow. Webster provides real world knowledge for real world success.

150 North Sykes Creek Parkway
Merritt Island, FL 32953

321-449-4500

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Welfare Transition

Florida’s Welfare Transition Program enables welfare recipients to move from welfare to work by emphasizing self-sufficiency and personal responsibility.

Click this link to download the WT-Work Registration Checklist:

WT- Work Registration Checklist

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Welfare-To-Work Information Network

Website containing all the information needed to know about the U.S. Welfare program.

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What are Tomorrow’s Hot Jobs

Industry and Occupational Projections publication

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What are Tomorrow’s Hot Jobs (Industry and Occupational Projections publications)

The projections also include rankings of the fast-growing industries and occupations in Florida. These data are produced for the state, Workforce Regions, and counties with employment greater than 100,000.

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What Jobs in Florida Pay (Occupational Wage Survey Tables)

The Occupational Employment Statistics program produces employment and wage estimates for over 700 occupations. These are estimates of the number of people employed in certain occupations and the wages paid to them.

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What Jobs in Florida Pay (Occupational Wage Survey Tables)

The Occupational Employment Statistics and Wages (OES) program produces employment and wage estimates for over 800 occupations. These are estimates of the number of people employed in certain occupations and the wages paid to them.

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What Should I Pay My Employees? (Occupational Wage Survey Tables)

The Occupational Employment Statistics and Wages (OES) program produces employment and wage estimates for over 800 occupations. These are estimates of the number of people employed in certain occupations and the wages paid to them.

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Where Will Businesses Like Mine be in the Future (Industry and Occupational Projections Tables)

Employment Projections are forecasts of future employment levels for industries and occupations in Florida. The Long-term Employment Projections program provides estimates of current and projected employment by industry and occupation for eight years into the future.

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WIA Adult and Dislocated Worker programs

The Workforce Investment Act creates a comprehensive workforce development system that provides assistance to job seekers and employers.

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Women’s Army Corps Veterans Association, Space Coast Chapter 64

Meets at 10 a.m. second Saturdays

Salvation Army Building, 1080 S. Hickory St.
Melbourne, FL 32953

321-727-8373

Women’s Business Center

The Women’s Business Center offers targeted, highly-effective training to start-up businesses and second-stage growth-oriented companies, that were designed to deliver:

  • Increased Revenue Generation
  • Targeted Market Penetration
  • Expanded Business Relationships
  • Access to Critical Resources
  • Increased Financial Expertise
We accomplish this by offering:
  • Classes to Enhance Your Business Skills
  • Consultations with Business Experts
  • Mentoring Programs for growth-oriented businesses
  • Purposeful Networking with Other Small Businesses Owners and Professionals

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Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Section 188 Disability Checklist

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World Wide Learn

Regardless of your employment status or your income level, a variety of government programs exist to help you cover the cost of your college education. Government agencies in the United States and Canada understand the impact that an educated work force can have on the overall economy. Therefore, they offer a variety of grants and scholarships to students who meet a variety of qualifying criteria.
Thousands of private foundations and endowments also supply students with critical funding for college tuition and expenses. Some of these organizations are public charities that help advance a specific cause by bolstering education in an underserved region or an underrepresented field of study. Other private organizations commemorate the work of a donor or a patron with smaller gifts that help students pay for books or activity fees.

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Young Professionals of Brevard (ypB)

ypB’s Mission: To inspire and empower career-minded individuals to engage in civic, social and professional development.

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Youth Services

The My Florida Youth Web site was developed to serve as a portal and central location to access
all of the youth resources available through Florida’s government agencies and departments.

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