UPCOMING EVENTS & REGISTRATION

SEPTEMBER

 

  • Afterburner, 26 September, 8am - 4pm at Hawk Transition Center from 8am to 4pm, we recognize the commitment, dedication and loyalty of our service men and women and our Military Transition Seminars are a service to them for their service. Each Military Transition Seminar is a strategic career planning experience designed specifically for exiting veterans and based on the nationally acclaimed veteran transition guide, Down Range. Seminars are created and delivered by veterans who made the successful transition to civilian careers, and they include tactical job search skills that focus on the pathway to a civilian career as opposed to just a job. To register go to Registration

 

  • 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

    Summit Employer List can be found at the bottom of: Employer List

 

 OCTOBER

 

  • Work of Honor Military Spouse Business Social Event, 13 Sept from 6pm to 8 pm at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tacoma Downtown (2102 South C. St, Tacoma). You are invited to an outstanding business networking opportunity for Veterans, Military Spouse & Business Professionals. Meet in a positive & relaxed atmosphere to network with company representatives seeking to hire veteran & military spouse talent.

 

  • Operation Good Jobs Veteran Networking & Hiring Event, 18 Oct from 11am to 2pm at the American Lake Conference Center, sponsored by Goodwill’s Military & Veteran Services and its Operation GoodJobs program. The event allows transitioning Military, Veterans, and Spouses the opportunity to meet with HR and Recruiters who are looking to hire. Attendees are introduced to multi-state employers, ability to network with government and private sector employees, and on-the-spot resume and LinkedIn reviews. For more information Registration

 

  • RecruitMilitary Job Fair, 25 Oct, from 11am to 3pm at American Lake Conference Center, JBLM. This event targets transitioning service members, spouses, dependents, and veterans. We provide the opportunity for service members, families and veterans to meet face to face with companies looking to hire. These companies are hiring for a multitude of different markets including: Law Enforcement, Healthcare, Finance, Educational Institutions, Federal/Contract Positions, Transportation, Logistics and more. This event is free for those attending. To pre-register visit: www.RecruitMilitary.com/JBLMorhttps://events.recruitmilitary.com/exhibitors/schedule

 

 NOVEMBER

 

  • Hire GIJob Fair, 16 Nov from 11am to 2pm at American Lake Conference Center, JBLM. Hire G.I. is a national career service company specializing in Veteran Career Fairs, with many years of experience in connecting veteran job seekers with industry leading companies that are currently hiring. This is your opportunity to interview face to face with 20+  Industry Leading companies seeking talented, experienced and enthusiastic candidates.‪  Please be sure to upload your resume www.hiregi.com

     

    HAWK OPPORTUNITIES

 

PROGRAM WORKSHOPS

  • 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.buchanan@camps-us.comor Marcus Warren @ marcus.warren@camps-us.com

  • 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 bjdufay@syr.edu or Elizabeth Rocha erocha@syr.edu

  • 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.s.watson.civ@mail.mil, (253) 477-4758.

  • Hire our Heroes Corporate Fellowship is a program open to eligible active duty service members transitioning out of the military within six months from the start of this program. Additionally, this program is also open to all military spouses of active duty service members. Military leaders and spouses need a transition program that can significantly build their civilian network, and add civilian work experience to their resume. Becoming a fellow in this program notably increases the chances of landing a career that correlates with your education, experience and current level of pay. In addition, weekly fellow huddles, and guest speaker/mentor programs will also be taught during the program. For more information contact: Rob Comer at rcomer@uschamber.com 

CLIENT SERVICES

  • 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; info@hireamericasheroes.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. backtowork@workforce-central.org.

 

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