CareerSource Tampa Bay Expands Training Opportunities for Veterans Through Get There Faster Program

CareerSource Tampa Bay Expands Training Opportunities for Veterans

~ The Get there Faster program expands training options for Veterans and their families ~

TAMPA, FL – The Get There Faster program is expanding its occupational training opportunities to include occupations listed on the CSTB Targeted Occupations List (TOL) for adults, while still prioritizing training for the original highly targeted occupations of Aviation and Information Technology.

For a list of occupations on the list view the CSTB Targeted Occupations List at the following link:

CareerSource Tampa Bay (CSTB), in collaboration with CareerSource Polk (CSP), received a $ 3.1 million-dollar grant in November 2021, to expand current training for the region’s Veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses, resulting in the Get There Faster program.

Veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses interested in the program and the new training opportunities can learn more and sign up for the program at:

We look forward to continuing to assist Veterans, transitioning service members and military spouses for the remainder of the grant term.

Since the launch in 2021, Get there Faster has assisted Veterans, Transitioning Service members and Military Spouses with occupational skills training in Information Technology and Aviation. The program is expected to help as many as 250 individuals; while focusing on upskill training, employment, and support services for the Veteran community.

“We are incredibly grateful for our Veteran’s service to this country; we will always be indebted to them and their families,” said Saleema Bennett, CSTB Director of Programs. “With the expansion of the grant, we are now able to assist more veterans and their spouses with their career pursuits.”

The grant was funded by Florida’s Department of Economic Opportunity, CareerSource Florida, and the U.S. Department of Labor.’

For more information, visit Or contact us via email at [email protected] and via phone at (813) 930-7466.

Employers or community partners interested can contact Rhonda Lee, [email protected] for more information.

About CareerSource Tampa Bay

Programs and initiatives are sponsored by CareerSource Tampa Bay and the State of Florida, Department of Economic Opportunity, and fully supported by the U.S. Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Agriculture as part of awards totaling $23,321,277.

CareerSource Tampa Bay works with businesses and candidates to leverage their training, retraining, and competitive opportunities in the workforce. CareerSource Tampa Bay provided 173,319 services to 37,054 active Wagner-Peyser individuals during the program year 2019-2020. CareerSource Tampa Bay, with our five career centers, is the single largest source of job candidates in the region, from entry-level to executive-level candidates. We work closely with all Veterans.

Businesses can access CareerSource’s wide range of services that include recruiting, training for new and existing employees, targeted hiring events, and retention support strategies. All resources and services are provided at no cost to both businesses and job candidates. Programs funded through CareerSource Tampa Bay are equal opportunity programs with auxiliary aids and services available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Persons using TTY/TTD equipment use Florida Relay Service 711. A proud partner of the American Job Center network to learn more, visit



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