This event for veterans and their families and friends will welcome, thank and display our appreciation for our veterans throughout Minnesota. It will also help with all the necessities to not just find a job, but guide veterans of all ages in living a healthy, vibrant, successful future.

The Brainerd and seven surrounding county region is working together to reach as many veterans and their families as possible and help with needs such as skills and training for employment, job placement, education, health care, mental health needs, family needs and much more.


The Celebrate Veterans Career Exploration event offers free food, child care and a short program with special guest speakers.

There will be 79 business, veterans organizations and education programs available at the Celebrate Veterans Career Exploration event including:

• Career Opportunities by Area Businesses

• Central Lakes College Program Demonstrations

• Education and Career Planning Options

• Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR)

• MN Department of Employment and Economic Development

• Minnesota Workforce Centers & Rural Minnesota CEP

• Veterans Affairs Representatives

The Celebrate Veterans Career Exploration event is Wednesday, June 13th from 4 to 7pm at Central Lakes College in Brainerd.