Disabled Vets Get Chance To Become Entrepreneurs

Six universities around the country now offer an all-expense paid course aimed at turning disabled soldiers into entrepreneurs. The program taps into skills learned while at war and allows these vets to create businesses they can run even with their disability.

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RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

And our last word in business today is about a new boot camp for disabled veterans. Six universities around the country now offer an all-expense-paid course aimed at turning disabled soldiers into entrepreneurs.

Disabled vets are likely to have a harder time finding a conventional job. The program taps into skills learned while at war and allows these vets to create businesses they can run even with their disabilities. More than 200 have graduated from the program. Out of the first class of 20 who graduated from the program at Syracuse University three years ago, 14 war veterans are now running their won businesses full-time.

And that's the Business News on MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne

DON GONYEA, host:

And I'm Don Gonyea.

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