Organizations aligning with a focus on education, entrepreneurship, and employment form the backbone of our Professional Development Resource Network. We encourage representatives from organizations supporting personal, professional, and career development in the veteran community across the public, private, and non-profit sectors to work together to empower veterans and their families to reach their full potential.

Key topics

  • Outreach and opportunities to find and engage veterans to bring awareness of professional development programs that are available 
  • Need to educate employers on veteran hiring and maintain quality control of programs that support veteran employees

  • Creating space for organizations focused on employment tracks for veterans to connect with each other and strategize on working together to support unique or individualized path/goals

  • Encouraging organizations to connect their veterans to entrepreneurship programs, small business opportunities, and incubators.

  • Outreach and opportunities to find and engage veterans to bring awareness of educational opportunities throughout our region.
  • Importance of timing for colleges and universities to connect with veterans


The education affinity group brings together representatives from universities, colleges and student veteran organizations committed to engaging and empowering veterans who are seeking a higher education, new skills, or certifications.


The employment affinity group includes representatives from organizations focused on veterans who are looking for work, career advancement or a career change, and seeking mentoring or assistance finding and applying for jobs.


The entrepreneurship affinity group includes veteran entrepreneurs and representatives from organizations and agencies supporting veteran-owned businesses and veteran entrepreneurs.

β€œTo penetrate and dissipate these clouds of darkness, the general mind must be strengthened by education.”
— Thomas Jefferson