Keeping a Career on the Move Military Spouse Symposium, 26 September at Hawk Transition Center from 9am - 2pm this full-day professional development education symposium is designed especially for military spouses and is presented by MOAA Spouse Programs in partnership with the Hiring Our Heroes Military Spouse Program, with support from USAA. The event kicks off with Real Spouses, Real Stories, a panel and Q&A addressing issues related to military spouse employment. Following the panel discussion, attendees will learn how to stand out in a crowd with the perfect elevator pitch, how to build a top-notch resume, and how to utilize LinkedIn in their employment search. The event is FREE and open to all active duty, reserve, National Guard, retiree, veteran, and surviving military spouses, service members and veterans. A complementary lunch is included. Registration
WA State Transition Summit, 27-28 September, Day 1: 8am - 4:30pm, Networking Event 5-7pm, Day 2: 8am - 4pm, Sponsored by Hiring Our Heroes and SFL-TAP. Join us for a free hiring fair and transition summit for service members, veterans, and military spouses. This event features leadership from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, key federal & state agencies, influential military leaders, innovators in the business and employer community, and local community leaders will be in highlighted as well. To register: Registration
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Brown Bag Mini Job Fair will be held Wednesdays from 11:30am to 1:30pm in the Hawk Transition Center Lobby. (Job Seeker walk-ins welcome, Employer Registration is now required by emailing email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Military to Manufacturing Career Pathways Program (M2M) is a manufacturing industry driven program sponsored by CAMPS (Center for Advanced Manufacturing Puget Sound). M2M is a two day workshop focusing on entry-level, semi-skilled, skilled and leadership positions in the manufacturing industry. Special emphasis is placed on helping military personnel understand advanced manufacturing and the skills translation from military to manufacturing positions. CAMPS works through the process that results in job placement. Contact: Stacie Buchanan Stacie.email@example.com Marcus Warren @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Onward to Opportunity – the NW Edge is 6 week program, meeting every Tuesday, facilitated by different partnering agencies providing specialized transition workshops covering: Speaking Civilian, Social Media-LinkedIn, WA State Economic Demographics, Resume Tailoring, Interview Workshop, Mock Interviews, WA State Opportunities, and a NW Edge Social with employers. For more information contact Ben Dufay email@example.com or Elizabeth Rocha firstname.lastname@example.org
Career Technical Training (CTT) will assist transitioning Service member in identifying civilian technical occupations, establishing career goals, highlight VA education benefits, and beginning applications for credentialing and vocation training. Late arrivals will be required to reschedule appointment. Classes are located at Hawk Transition Center. For more info or to register call 253-967-3258.
Accessing Higher Education (HE) track prepares you to transition as a full-time student. The 3 day class and field trip focuses on identifying personal education goals, researching schools and obtaining financial assistance, and contacting /applying for admission to colleges and universities with a goal of obtaining a degree. By selecting this track you will create a customized plan for a successful transition to a higher education institution.
Boots to Business - A 2 day workshop how to start a business: gain tools and knowledge needed to identify a business opportunity, draft a plan and launch an enterprise. Day 3 consists of a field trip. Classes are located at Hawk Transition Center. For more info or to register call 253-967-3258.
Career Skills Program is a civilian advancement opportunities, that prepares service members, veterans, and spouses for industry-specific job training and certifications including job placement assistance. For more information see the Hawk Transition Center, Rm. 120 or call 253-477-4748/4743. Mandatory Briefings are held every Monday at 12 pm at Hawk Transition Center Auditorium (walk-ins welcome)
Employment Track POC, Shane Watson, Mitchel.email@example.com, (253) 477-4758.
Camo2Commerce (C2C) provides opportunities for career development and jobs to Service members transitioning out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord into civilian life. C2C offers a number of customized services, including one-on-one career coaching, job placement services, short-term training, hiring fairs and more. C2C serves Active Duty personnel transitioning from JBLM. (Retirees are not eligible). For More Information: Hawk Transition Center Rm.124, North Fort or www.camo2commerce.com.
Operation Good Jobs provides job placement services, employer networking opportunities, skills training, resume writing skills and mock interviews, as well as quarterly hiring events on JBLM, all at no cost. For information, attend an orientation every Friday at 1:50 PM at the Starbucks at 10314 S. Tacoma Way, Lakewood, WA (exit 127 off I-5) or on the 4th Thursday of every month at the Lacey Veterans Service Hub at 4232 6th Avenue SE, #202. More at www.goodwillwa.org/services/military-veterans or 253-573-6789.
Hire America’s Heroes (HAH) connects America’s major corporations with the rich skills and abilities of military Service members and their families for the purpose of employment in the corporate workforce. HAH promotes best practices and success strategies in military to-corporate transitions, recruiting, hiring, on‐boarding, and retention. Located at 1901 Jefferson Ave, Suite 214, Tacoma, WA 98402; firstname.lastname@example.org; 425.301.5445; Standard work hours Monday-Friday 8-5 pm. Serving transitioning Service members and spouses from all services and components to include Active Duty (3-18 months prior to ETS), Reserves and National Guard.
USO provides connections to public, private and corporate resources and programs for transitioning Service members, veterans and military families. The services are all free of charge, for employment, education, benefits, housing, family programs, finance and legal assistance. Located in Lakewood at 9881 Bridgeport Way SW, Hours M-F 9-5.
Work of Honor is a community of veterans and business professionals committed to combining the best in class business and military operational strategies to create a strong economic community. WOH works with Veterans as well as the business community to facilitate job placement by hosting networking events, providing mentors and hosting a robust website that connects the two together. For more information please see their website at www.workofhonor.comThey are located at 1901 Jefferson Ave., Ste 214, Tacoma, WA 98402, (206)686-2898.
Boots 2 Shoes accomplishes its mission by engaging and training volunteers from the business community to be mentors for transitioning veterans. BTS mentors are trained to provide coaching for resumes, job search plans, interview skills and echo the bottom line: appreciation for the veterans’ service to country. Through a combination of one-on-one meetings and phone conversations, a mentor provides business knowledge as a veteran plans and conducts a job search. For more information please see their website at http://bootstoshoes.org/,425-284-1453.
Work-Source Veterans Service Orientation Briefings held 1st, 3rd Wednesday of the month from 9-11am. Location: 500 SW 7th St Renton, WA for more information call (206) 205-3500.
Work-Source Pierce Weekly unemployed 27 weeks or longer seeking assistance to re-enter the workforce. Every Thursday From 1-4 pm @ 1305 Tacoma Avenue South, Tacoma WA 98402 for more information email. email@example.com.
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