HAWK TRANSITION CENTER: UPCOMING EVENTS

   CLASSES, WORKSHOPS & INFORMATION SESSIONS

 

OCTOBER

  • Career Exploration Planning Track (CEPT), 15-16 Oct is a two-day workshop that 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. Classes are located at Hawk Transition Center, Rm 214. For more info or to register call 253-967-3258.

  • Military to Manufacturing Workshop (M2M), 17-18 Oct is a two-day 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. For more information call Hawk Transition Center, 253-967-3258.

  • SFL-TAP Interview Techniques/Salary Negotiations Training, 18 Oct from 9am to 1130am at the Hawk Transition Center, Rm 217, 11577 41st Division Dr, JBLM. Providing Participants with information about power posture negotiating techniques, preparing for negotiations, how to determine your worth, what is in a job offer and what to do with multiple offers. For more information or to register contact 253-967-3258.

  • C2C Linked In Workshop, 24 Oct from 9am to 11:30pm at the Hawk Transition Center, Rm 214 (11577 41st Division Dr, JBLM). Build your LinkedIn Profile. Connect with employers, develop a robust professional network and identify potential new career pathways. Additional time available after class for questions and lab work. Registration thru C2C at 253-967-0319.

  • C2C Federal Resume & USA Jobs + Lab, 24 Oct starting at 1pm at the Hawk Transition Center, Rm 214 (11577 41st Division Dr, JBLM). Learn the process of seeking and competing for Federal employment and discuss the required steps through the entire Federal hiring process. Featured guest instructor is a Veteran HR Specialist. Additional time available after class for questions and lab work. Registration thru C2C at 253-967-0319.

  • 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: Registration or Employers
  • Apprenti Monthly Orientation, 25 Oct from 2pm to 3:30pm at the Hawk Transition Center, Auditorium (11577 41st Division Dr, JBLM). Interested in a career in Information Technology? Join us for monthly orientations at the Hawk Transition Center to learn more about the first Information Technology apprenticeship - Apprenti. Apprenti places service members into companies such as Amazon, F5, Microsoft, and others and provides training in database administration, project manager, network security administration, software developer and more. For more information see flyer or contact Sasha Rayburn at srayburn@washingtontechnology.org or William Montoya at William.montoya@dva.wa.gov.
  • C2C Interview Strategies, 25 Oct from 9am to 1pm at the Hawk Transition Center, Rm 214 (11577 41st Division Dr, JBLM). Participants will craft answers to challenging interview questions, explain military experience in terms every-one can relate to, and will review what not to say in an interview. This class is a must for anyone expecting to interview in the coming months. This class is open to applicants for the Corporate Fellowship and C2C participants. Registration thru C2C at 253-967-0319.

  • The Entrepreneur's Source, 31 Oct from 9pm to 12pm at the Hawk Transition Center, Rm 216, 11577 41st Division Dr J BLM. You will want to attendthis interactive and informative workshop as we explore business ownership no matter where you home is. Topics Include: • Where do I start my search? • Howdo I get funding? • What type of businesses are out there?• How do I take advantage of the veteran benefits? • What is the difference between an independent; start-up buying an existing business; and investing in a franchise? • Do I want or need employees or contractors? • How long before I am making money? • How do I find mentors and coaches?

 

NOVEMBER

  • Apprenti Monthly Orientation, 13 Nov from 5pm to 7:30pm at the Hawk Transition Center, Auditorium (11577 41st Division Dr, JBLM). Interested in a career in Information Technology? Join us for monthly orientations at the Hawk Transition Center to learn more about the first Information Technology apprenticeship - Apprenti. Apprenti places service members into companies such as Amazon, F5, Microsoft, and others and provides training in database administration, project manager, network security administration, software developer and more. For more information see flyer or contact Sasha Rayburn at srayburn@washingtontechnology.org or William Montoya at William.montoya@dva.wa.gov.
  • Hire GI Job Fair, 8 Nov from 11am to 1pm 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 to HireGI

 

DECEMBER

  • Apprenti Monthly Orientation, 12 Dec from 5pm to 7:30pm at the Hawk Transition Center, Auditorium (11577 41st Division Dr, JBLM). Interested in a career in Information Technology? Join us for monthly orientations at the Hawk Transition Center to learn more about the first Information Technology apprenticeship - Apprenti. Apprenti places service members into companies such as Amazon, F5, Microsoft, and others and provides training in database administration, project manager, network security administration, software developer and more. For more information see flyer or contact Sasha Rayburn at srayburn@washingtontechnology.org or William Montoya at William.montoya@dva.wa.gov.

 

 PROGRAM INFORMATION & CONTACTS

 

  • 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  or Marcus Warren

  • 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

  • Career Exploration Planning Track (CEPT) is a two day workshop that 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. 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. For more info, or to register, call 253-967-3258.

  • 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 civilian advancement opportunities, that prepare service members, veterans, and spouses for industry-specific job training and certifications including job placement assistance. For more informationcall (253)477-4748/4743. Briefings are held every Monday at 12 pm at Crittenberger Career Skills Center (Bldg. 3271 next to Evergreen Chapel) (walk-ins welcome)

  • Hiring 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

 

CLIENT SERVICES

 

  • JBLM DPFR Employment Readiness Program: Located at the Hawk Transition Center Rm.212, Lewis North. ERP Classes and appointments are available to all DoD ID Card holders, to include Military Spouses, Veterans, and retirees.  Recurring classes offered monthly are: Resume 101, The Complete Federal Resume, and LinkedIn 360.  Interview Ready and Job Fair Success classes are conducted on a quarterly basis.  One-on-one appointments are also available for career counseling, corporate and federal resume review, mock interviews, job search assistance, and more.  Register online for any of the above classes/services at jblmdpfr.timetap.com or call (253) 477-WORK (9675).

  • Camo2Commerce (C2C) provides opportunities for career development and jobs to Service members transitioning out of JBLM into civilian life in Washington. We offer customized services including: one-on-one career coaching, job placement services, short-term training, hiring fairs and more. Our goal is to enable transitioning service members to seamlessly shift into the civilian workforce, and specifically into high-demand career opportunities in the local area. For More Information: Hawk Transition Center Rm.124, Lewis North (253) 967-0319.

  • Operation GoodJobs 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 Operation GoodJobs  or (253) 573-6789.

  • 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. JBLM USO Pathfinder Scouts are now exclusively located on JBLM. Mike Maratas is in Room 215, Hawk Transition Center, 11577 41st Division Dr., Lewis North. Cynthia Ellis, Nikki Snowking, and Angela Collins are co-located at the ACU Bank, Bldg. 2201 on 12th and Pendleton. Site manager, William (Bill) Fehrenbach, will flex between these locations. USO NW (also known as Camp Lewis), occupies the space closest to the main entrance of the ACU offering hospitality: food, beverages, lounge chairs, TV, and more. Camp Lewis is open to active duty service members and their families. Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 AM through 5 PM. USO Pathfinder

  • VIE-25 is a initiative designed to help exiting service members obtain a professional/technical certificate while they are still on active duty. The VIE-25 has a partnership with seven of the Community and Technical Colleges in the surrounding area that allow service members the opportunity to complete a certificate program that is usually 1-2 quarters. By using the MOA, a service member has the opportunity to attend classes as a student during normal duty hours for the last six months of their active duty service.  Funding for this initiative is through the Workforce Education/Worker Retraining grant.  The Workforce Education/Worker Retraining dollars have been allocated federally and by the state in order to assist service members in paying for these professional/technical certificates as they transition out of the military and into a new career field or to enhance the work they have done while on active duty by obtaining one of the many certificates in some of the nation's and Washington's top industries. Sign up at stone_ed.timetap.com
  • 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 Work of Honor. They are located at 1901 Jefferson Ave., Ste 214, Tacoma, WA 98402, (206)686-2898.

  • WorkSource JBLM is a joint venture of organizations dedicated to augmenting and aligning services with SFL-TAP to assist and support (all) transitioning service members, spouses/families, veterans, retirees and federal contractors with employment and training needs.  WorkSource provides a framework for an effective, efficient, and consistent approach that delivers employment and training services statewide to a diverse group of customers with all levels of education, skills, experience and backgrounds. WorkSource staff and service providers are located in Hawk Transition center, room 206, M–F 0800 – 1200 and 1300 – 1630.  For more information or to schedule an appointment please call (253) 966-2252. WorkSource
  • WorkSource: Career Path Services offers assistance with funding for short term training and certifications, for both Military Spouses and Transitioning Servicemembers.  CPS can also help spouses without a High School Diploma attain their GED.  Staff are located on-site in the Hawk Transition center, Room 215, M–F 0800 - 1630.  For more information or to schedule an appointment please contact any of the following Employment Practitioners:
    - Nelva March: 253-477-4754 (nmarch@careerpathservices.org
    - Marcia Patty: 253-966-1514 (mpatty@careerpathservices.org )
    - Perri Menter: 253-966-2881 (pmenter@careerpathservices.org )

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