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Sanford Brown Institute Fort Lauderdale Outreach Initiatives for Veterans

Are you, or DO YOU KNOW, an unemployed Veteran age 35-60?

In honor of Veterans Day observance and to “Thank Veterans” for their service Sanford Brown Institute is an approved training institution for the Veterans Affairs, (VA) and the Department of Labor (DOL) unemployed Veterans program.

Sanford Brown Institute Ft. Lauderdale has an outreach initiative to unemployed Veterans 35-60 years old that live in our surrounding communities with regards to the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP).  Please note: this is a time limited benefit that ends March 2014.

President Obama signed into law the bipartisan “Vow to Hire Heroes Act of 2011” on November 4, 2011. Part of the law includes the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP) that provides up to 12 months of educational assistance to train unemployed Veterans, ages 35-60 into high demand careers. Congress directed this joint program between DOL and VA to allow unemployed Veterans a chance to jump start into a new career that can provide meaningful employment. Upon completion of the program, DOL will work with Veterans to place them in these opportunities.

Sanford-Brown has been committed to higher education since 1866.  We offer quality, flexible career oriented non- technical and technical degree programs focused on Allied Healthcare professions. The programs offered at Sanford Brown Institute Ft. Lauderdale campus are listed on the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program High Demand Occupations list as determined by the Department of Labor.


Sanford-Brown Ft. Lauderdale campus offers the following programs:

§  Dental Hygienists

§  Cardiovascular Technologist / Sonography

§  Diagnostic Medical Sonography

§  Veterinary Technologist

§  Dental Assisting

§  Medical Assisting


To qualify, a veteran must:

§  Have an other than dishonorable discharge

§  Not be eligible for any other VA education benefit program

§  Not be in receipt of VA compensation due to employability

§  Not be enrolled in a federal or state job training program

§  Pursue a program that leads to employment in a high demand occupation that is approved by the VA

§  The program must lead to an Associate Degree, Non-College Degree or a Certificate

§  Veterans who are incarcerated due to felony conviction are not eligible for benefits under VRAP


If you are a Veteran ready to realize your professional dream, please contact Debra Sweeting, Business Development Specialist at Sanford Brown Institute at (954) 375-6984 or E-mail:

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