Veterans, military service members and their families will be able to advance their life and career goals at the South Florida Veterans Expo on Wednesday, Oct. 30 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the South County Civic Center (16700 Jog Road, Delray Beach). The event is free and open to the public.
Featuring more than 30 exhibitors, including employers, nonprofit organizations and government agencies, the expo will be hosted by Palm Beach State College and former State Sen. Maria Sachs, a champion of veterans. Attendees are asked to RSVP online at www.palmbeachstate.edu/veteransservices/veterans-expo.
“Palm Beach State College is proud to host an event that supports our veterans,” PBSC President Ava L. Parker said. “It is often difficult to navigate the system, so there certainly is value in bringing all services together to cut down on time, provide immediate assistance, and learn about career paths, which all help to create a greater likelihood of success.”
Florida is home to the third-largest veteran population in the country, and most of them live in South Florida.
Last November, Palm Beach State College held a grand opening ceremony for its new Veterans Success Center on the Lake Worth campus. Sachs played a key role by sponsoring the $800,000 one-time appropriation from the Florida Legislature in 2016, which made the center a reality.
“We owe so much to veterans that we can never fully repay them, but what we can do is give them an opportunity to be part of the fabric of South Florida,” Sachs said.
For more information about the South Florida Veterans Expo, call (561) 868-3380.