CLASSES, WORKSHOPS, INFORMATION SESSIONS & JOB FAIRS
- Operation GoodJobs Veteran’s Networking Event, 13 Nov from 10:30am to 1:30pm at American Lake Conference Center, JBLM. This event, and all Operation GoodJobs Programs, are available to active duty military, veterans of any era, all spouses and working age dependents. Job seekers receive access to multi-state employers, network with government & private sector employees, and gain access to Goodwill Veteran Services for resume building, training, job navigation, and retention resources. Register online
- 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 email@example.com or William Montoya at William.firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Thrive: Building Life Networks - A Day Designed for Military Spouses 16 Nov from 8:30am to 2:30pm at American Lake Conference Center, JBLM. This free event hosted by Camo2Commerce is an opportunity to be inspired and to engage in practical conversations, programs and workshops that will support each person's journey to a successful life. This day of events was designed by military spouses for military spouses. Throughout this day, participants and organizers will come together and explore the challenges, obstacles and triumphs of achieving a successful life in the context of a military family. C2C will highlight and explain resources that are available for support in a wide variety of areas, as well as identify barriers and create individualized plans for success. Register Online to reserve your spot
- USO Pathfinder - Mastering LinkedIn , 28 Nov from 9am to 12pm at the Hawk Transition Center, Auditorium (11577 41st Division Dr, JBLM).Presented by: Michael Quinn, Director of Workforce Management & Veteran Programs | LinkedIn and Branding Expert. This workshop teaches you how to build and expand an online network that supports your career goals, build a personal brand, market yourself, and use LinkedIn to support your search.This is a hands-on workshop with all participants working on their profile. Every participant will get a professional review of their profile prior to departing the workshop (if desired). Preferred attire for the class is business or business casual, depending on the individual's career goals. Register online to reserve your spot.
- 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 email@example.com or William Montoya at William.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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
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 (email@example.com)
- Marcia Patty: 253-966-1514 (firstname.lastname@example.org )
- Perri Menter: 253-966-2881 (email@example.com )
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