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Broward College Program Helps Veterans Retool for the Workforce


FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (October 15, 2013) – Broward College is launching a new accelerated program designed to retrain, retool and get veterans back to work. Operation Retool, a part of the Advanced Manufacturing program, is open to all veterans and active duty service members, and offers an accelerated engineering technology support specialist certificate that can be completed in three months. The 18-credit program is being offered in conjunction with the Florida TRADE grant, which was awarded to a group of 12 state and community colleges to develop and deliver technical training programs that would lead to high-demand careers in the manufacturing industry. Operation Retool will begin on January 13, 2014 and is currently accepting applications.
“Through the Operation Retool program and the Florida TRADE grant, Broward College can offer manufacturing training to veterans, allowing them to refresh their skills, gain industry knowledge and receive job placement assistance in the high-demand manufacturing and engineering technology profession, and do so in an accelerated timeframe,” said E.M. Henn, Ph.D., interim dean of BAS programs, Broward College North Campus. “We are committed to providing veterans accessible educational opportunities, and we are excited to launch this new program in January.”
For more information on Broward College’s Advanced Manufacturing program, visit, or contact Robin Swanson at 954-201-2623 or

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