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Celebrate Veterans Career Exploration Event

Posted on: June 12th, 2012 by Brainerd Lakes Chamber

Help spread the word and invite Brainerd Lakes Area veterans to attend a special event, the Celebrate Veterans Career Exploration Event, from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at Central Lakes College in Brainerd. The event really is more than a career fair. It also is a celebration for veterans and their families with special guest speakers, food and activities planned. The celebration program is 5:30 p.m. in the Chalberg Theatre at CLC.

Veterans and their families will be able to learn about:

  • Career opportunities with area businesses.
  • Programs with Central Lakes College.
  • Education and Career Planning Options.
  • Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.
  • Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development programs.
  • Minnesota Workforce Centers and Rural Minnesota CEP services.
  • Veterans Affairs services.

There will be more than 90 exhibitor booths, representing Brainerd Lakes Area businesses, Veterans Affairs services, and Central Lakes College programs. Special guest speakers will include retired Maj. Gen. Rick Erlandson, Minnesota National Guard, and Spc. David Ferrian, Minnesota National Guard, and U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack, R-Minn. Activities include opportunities for career exploration, dinner in the cafeteria, children’s games and activities, and the celebration program.

Veterans and their families are encouraged to park in the college’s north parking lot. Look for signage directing you to event locations.

This event is a collaboration, led by Central Lakes College, of more than 20 Brainerd Lakes Area businesses and organizations, including the Brainerd Lakes Chamber.


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