HAWK TRANSITION CENTER: UPCOMING EVENTS

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 March Calendar

   CLASSES,  WORKSHOPS, INFORMATION SESSIONS & JOB FAIRS

 

 MARCH

 

  • Operation GoodJobs Veteran Networking Events; 13 Mar from 11am to 2pm, Hosted quarterly by Operation GoodJobs (Goodwill: Military and Veteran Services) at American Lake Conference Center – Lewis North. These events are free to job seekers and offer the opportunity to meet with HR, recruiters and representatives from 60-80 government and private sector businesses and organizations that are dedicated to employing veterans.
    Registration: Job Seekers    Employers/Service Providers/Partners

 

  • Military 2 Manufacturing Event (M2M);  14-15 Mar from 9am to 4pm, 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.

 

  • PacMtn Targeted Resume; 14 Mar from 830am to 4pm in Rm 216, Identify the difference between a Master Resume and a Targeted Resume, translate military skill sets, and match skills and experiences to a job description. Most importantly, participants will create "key"results" that show employers the value they bring to the job. This is not a basic resume class, so please have a basic resume already created.  If you do not have one, you can use www.resumeengine.org. Bring your resume and a job description for the type of job that you will be applying for. Registration thru PacMtn at 253-967-0319.

 

  • The Complete Federal Resume Class (ERP); 14 Mar from 9am to 11am, Hawk Transition Center - Room 212. Learn all about usajobs.gov and the Federal Resume. This course will teach you how to use the application system, as well as how to format your federal resume to highlight your best qualities. We will discuss how federal jobs are structured, the hiring process, and additional tools for that competitive edge with the federal resume. Students will leave with new insight to compose or improve their resume for competitive federal positions. Register online at: jblmdpfr.timetap.com

 

  • Hiring our Heroes Military Spouse Career Event; 19-20 Mar at the American Lake Conference Center on JBLM – Lewis North. You're invited to connect directly with recruiters and hiring managers from local and national companies representing a wide variety of industries, from finance and technology to transportation and law enforcement. Event Schedule:

    Networking Reception: Tuesday - March 19, 2019 | 7-9pm
    Network with vetted employers, community leaders, senior military spouses, and other job seekers. Gain valuable insight on career planning and how to stand out as a candidate. Resume help and professional photos available.

    Hiring Fair: Wednesday - March 20, 2019 | 10am - 1pm
    Bring your resume and get ready to put your best foot forward with employers who want to hire you.

    This event is free and is open to all military spouses (active duty, veteran, reserve, Guard, and/or Gold Star) as well as military spouse-ready employers and service organizations. Service members and veterans are also welcome.  Job Seekers REGISTER HERE


  • Federal Resume & USA Jobs;  20 Mar starting at 1pm to 4pm, Rm 214 . 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. Register thru your TAP counselor.

 

  • Apprenti Monthly Orientation/Amazon Hiring Event; 20 Mar from 5pm to 630pm in the Auditorium. 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.

 

  • Resume 101 (ERP);  21 MAR, 9-11 a.m., Hawk Transition Center - Room 212. Learn the basics of building a resume in this course. Instructor will discuss the tools required to build a current, effective resume; particular attention is paid to modernizing the resume & articulating value of the participants. Students will leave with structured knowledge of how to compose a competitive resume which reflects their best qualities. Register online at: jblmdpfr.timetap.com

 

  • The Entrepreneur's Source; 21 Mar from 9am to 12pm at Rm 216. You will want to attend this interactive and informative workshop as we explore business ownership no matter where you home is. Topics Include: • Where do I start my search? • How do 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? For more information or to register: Entrepreneur's Source 

 

  • Intermediate Resume (WorkSource); 21 Mar from 1:30pm to 3:30pm, Rm 217. Intermediate Resume Training. Assist in refining your resume after completing both MOS and DOL workshops. Late arrivals will be required to reschedule appointment. You must cancel workshop 24 hours in advance of start or it will show as a no show to your unit. Individuals will be dismissed due to noncompliance as identified in the closing statement of the "TAP Workshops Standards of Behavior". For more information call Hawk Transition Center, 253-967-3258.

 

  • Pre-Retirement Briefing;  21 Mar from 1pm-4:30pm at the Auditorium.  Provide soldiers & family members information on programs, benefits and entitilments.

 

  • Career Exploration Planning Track (SFL-TAP), 25-26 Mar in RM 214,  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.  Please register thru your TAP counselor.  For more info call 253-967-3258.

 

  • PacMtn Interview Strategies;  28 Mar from 8:30am to 1pm, Rm 217. 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 PacMtn participants. Registration thru PacMtn at 253-967-0319.

 

  • LinkedIn 360;  28 Mar, 9-11 a.m in Rm 212. This class will cover how to leverage LinkedIn as a key utility for a job seeker.  Learn how to: Build an effective LinkedIn profile, understand algorithms, make connections and interact with purpose, create content, and search/apply for employment. Our classroom has laptops for those who wish to log into their LinkedIn accounts and follow along. Participants are welcome to bring their own laptops if preferred. Register online at: jblmdpfr.timetap.com

 

  • Executive-Level Resume (WorkSource);  28 Mar, 12pm to 4pm, Rm 217.  Strategies for senior level professionals to enhance their resume content.  Focusing on specific actions and results form previous experience to enter the professional, private ir publice sector.  Please call 253-447-4651 for more information. 

 

  • Hire GI Job Fair; 28 Mar 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

 

APRIL

 

  • Seattle Seahawks Military Hiring Event; Thursday, April 4, 2019 from 9:30am to 5:00pm - West Plaza, CenturyLink Field, Seattle. The Seattle Seahawks invite you to a FREE, one-of-a-kind direct hiring event. Build your professional network by engaging with hiring managers and community leaders from federal, local and national companies. Interview assistance, resume building and onsite interviews will be available.  Update and print your resume at the event, meet face to face with multiple employers ready to hire.  Attend Workshops to update your LinkedIn profile/resume.  Full-time and part-time jobs available. Interview preparation & local community resources available 
    Come Prepared! Bring printed copies of resume/cover letter. Dress for success and practice a pitch to summarize your skills and experience. Job Seekers: Register Here


MAY

 

  • Operation GoodJobs Veteran Networking Events; 22 May from 11am to 2pm, Hosted quarterly by Operation GoodJobs (Goodwill: Military and Veteran Services) at American Lake Conference Center – Lewis North. These events are free to job seekers and offer the opportunity to meet with HR, recruiters and representatives from 60-80 government and private sector businesses and organizations that are dedicated to employing veterans. Registration: Job Seekers    Employers/Service Providers/Partners

 

JUNE

 

  • Seattle Hiring Expo with the Mariners; 3 June from 9am to 2pm at Safeco Field. This one-of-a-kind event will be featuring a hiring fair, networking opportunities and workshops tailored for veteran job seekers, Service Members and military spouses. All registered veterans and military spouses are eligible to receive up to two (2) free tickets for themselves and their families to attend that evening's game.  HOH Calendar of Events

 

JULY

 

  • Operation GoodJobs Veteran Networking Events; 10 Jul from 11am to 2pm, Hosted quarterly by Operation GoodJobs (Goodwill: Military and Veteran Services) at American Lake Conference Center – Lewis North. These events are free to job seekers and offer the opportunity to meet with HR, recruiters and representatives from 60-80 government and private sector businesses and organizations that are dedicated to employing veterans. Registration: Job Seekers    Employers/Service Providers/Partners

 

  • RecruitMilitary Job Fair; 27 Jul from 11am to 3pm, 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. For more information visit: RecruitMilitary

 

AUGUST

 

  • Hire GI Job Fair; 22 Aug 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

 

SEPTEMBER

 

  • JBLM Transition Summit (save this date); 24-25 Sep at ALCC. 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, local community leaders, key federal & state agencies, influential military leaders, and innovators in the business and employer community. Summit List

 

OCTOBER

 

  • RecruitMilitary Job Fair; 17 Oct from 11am to 3pm, 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. For more information visit: RecruitMilitary

 

NOVEMBER

 

  • Hire GI Job Fair; 7 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

 

  • Operation GoodJobs Veteran Networking Events; 27 Nov from 11am to 2pm, Hosted quarterly by Operation GoodJobs (Goodwill: Military and Veteran Services) at American Lake Conference Center – Lewis North. These events are free to job seekers and offer the opportunity to meet with HR, recruiters and representatives from 60-80 government and private sector businesses and organizations that are dedicated to employing veterans. Registration: Job Seekers    Employers/Service Providers/Partners

 

 

 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).

  • 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 Appointments
  • 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 email or call any of the following Employment Practitioners:
    - Nelva March: 253-477-4754
    - Marcia Patty: 253-966-1514
    - Perri Menter: 253-966-2881

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