UPCOMING EVENTS & REGISTRATION

MAY

  • Border Patrol Hiring Event, 10 May from 10am to 2pm at the Hawk Transition Center, Auditorium, 11577 41st Division Dr, JBLM. If you are looking for a career in federal law enforcement and you love the great outdoors, the United States Border Patrol could be just what you're afer. With overtime and other pay premiums, the annual starting salary will range in the upper 40s, to low 50s, reaching the career grade and earning over $65,000 in three years. Border Patrol Agents enjoy an excellent federal government benefits  package, and can retire at age 50 with 20 years of federal law enforcement service, or at anytime with 25 years of federal law enforcement service. For more information Brian Axelson at  brian.c.axelson@cbp.dhs.gov.

 

  • SFL-TAP Dress for Success, 10 May from 10:30am to 11:30am at the Hawk Transition Center, Rm 217, 11577 41st Division Dr, JBLM. Builds on the skills learned during the DOL Employment Workshop by providing the necessary tools to identify characteristics of workplace dress codes based on industry/organizational policies, proper grooming, what is appropriate for the civilian workforce, and characteristics of the various levels of business attire. For more information or to register contact 253-967-3258.

 

  • SFL-TAP Skills Development, 10 May from 9:00am to 10:00am at the Hawk Transition Center, Rm 217 11577 41st Division Dr, JBLM. Understand the importance of skills and skill sets; identify skills pertinent to their goals, identify how and when to use the information, and identify skills pertinent to their employment or education. For more information or to register contact 253-967-3258.

 

  • C2C Targeted Resume, 11 May from 9am to 2:30pm at the Hawk Transition Center, Rm 214, 11577 41st Division Dr, JBLM. 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 you will be applying for. Registration thru C2C at 253-967-0319.

 

  • SFL-TAP Interview Techniques/Salary Negotiations Training, 17 May 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 Drop-In Resume Lab, 17 May from 1pm to 3pm at the Hawk Transition Center, Rm 216, 11577 41st Division Dr, JBLM. One-on-one assistance is provided during the walk-in resume lab. A short overview is given at the start, however, participants can attend at their convenience. No pre-registration is required. For more information call Rachel Turner-Bensen@ rachelt@tacomachamber.org

 

  • The Entrepreneur's Source, 18 May from 1pm to 4pm at the Hawk Transition Center, Rm 216, 11577 41st Division Dr JBLM. 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 please contact Mark Bloomquist| mbloomquist@esourcecoach.com or tel:651-249-4166

     

  • Apprenti Quarterly Orientation, 23 May 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, 24 May from 9am to 230pm 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.

 

  • Work of Honor Military Transition Career Search, 24 May from 10am to 1130am at the Hawk Transition Center, Auditorium (11577 41st Division Dr, JBLM). To register: Register

 

  • WorkSource Lean 6 Sigma, 24-25 May from 9am to 4pm at the Hawk Transition Center, Rm 216 (11577 41st Division Dr, JBLM). Workshops, sponsored by WorkSource, are geared toward providing you with fundamental comprehension of the Lean Six Sigma (also known as LSS) outline involving process improvement, variability, process performance, and the specific roles that different team members play. Students who attend this workshop lend support to the process improvement projects as either a Project Leader or as a Team Member. For more information call Hawk Transition Center, 253-967-3258.

 

  • The Entrepreneur's Source, 30 May from 1pm to 4pm at the Hawk Transition Center, Rm 216, 11577 41st Division Dr JBLM. 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 please contact Mark Bloomquist| mbloomquist@esourcecoach.com or tel:651-249-4166

 

  • C2C Linked In Workshop, 30 May from 1:00pm to 3:30pm 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

 

JUNE

  •  Seattle Hiring Expo with the Mariners, 1 Jun starting at 10am at the Safeco Field in Seattle. Come learn and speak to employers about the many opportunities available. All registered veterans and military spouses are eligible to receive up to two (2) free tickets for them and their families to attend that evening’s game between the Mariners and the Tampa Bay Rays. Pre-Register and upload your resume. Registration

 

  • Hiring our Heroes "Afterburner" Military Transition Seminar, 5 June from 9am to 5pm at the American Lake Conference Center, JBLM. Afterburner is a proud partner of Hiring our Heroes and USAA. Together we equip participants with the skills to plan & execute the development of a post-military career plan. Transitioning veterans of all ranks interested in developing a post-military career plan. Spouses and family members are welcome. This unique workshop is presentedf by Afterburner, Inc. a veteran-owned and staffed training and consulting company founded in 1996 that has worked with over 85% of US Fortune 50 and many Global 1000 corporations. To register: https://www.afterburner.com/veteran-outreach

 

  • WorkSource Intermediate Resume, 7 June from 1:30pm to 3:30pm at the Hawk Transition Center, 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.

 

  • C2C Law Enforcement Academy, 7-8 June from 8am to 3pm at the Hawk Transition Center, Rm 216/214 (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.

 

  • C2C Targeted Resume, 7 June from 9am to 2:30pm at the Hawk Transition Center, Rm 214, 11577 41st Division Dr, JBLM. 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 you will be applying for. Registration thru C2C at 253-967-0319.

 

  • WA State Employment Workshop & Recruitment Event, 7 June from 12pm to 3pm at the Hawk Transition Center, Auditorium, 11577 41st Division Dr, JBLM. Learn best practices in navigating the state application system, translating your military skills on a resume, and discover how important cultural fit is to state roles. Bring your targeted resume for review and prepare to speak to recruiters and hiring managers about your skills and attributes. For more information contact: Jason Matheney at 253-208-9001 or jmatheney@esd.wa.gov

 

  • C2C Federal Resume & USA Jobs + Lab, 13 June from 8:30am to 11:30am 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

 

  • C2C Linked In Workshop, 13 June from 1:00pm to 3:30pm 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

 

  • SFL-TAP Dress for Success, 14 June from 10:30am to 11:30am at the Hawk Transition Center, Rm 217, 11577 41st Division Dr, JBLM. Builds on the skills learned during the DOL Employment Workshop by providing the necessary tools to identify characteristics of workplace dress codes based on industry/organizational policies, proper grooming, what is appropriate for the civilian workforce, and characteristics of the various levels of business attire. For more information or to register contact 253-967-3258.

 

  • SFL-TAP Skills Development, 14 June from 9:00am to 10:00am at the Hawk Transition Center, Rm 217 11577 41st Division Dr, JBLM. Understand the importance of skills and skill sets; identify skills pertinent to their goals, identify how and when to use the information, and identify skills pertinent to their employment or education. For more information or to register contact 253-967-3258.

 

  • C2C Drop-In Resume Lab, 14 June from 1pm to 3pm at the Hawk Transition Center, Rm 216, 11577 41st Division Dr, JBLM. One-on-one assistance is provided during the walk-in resume lab. A short overview is given at the start, however, participants can attend at their convenience. No pre-registration is required. For more information call Rachel Turner-Bensen@ rachelt@tacomachamber.org

 

  • Apprenti Monthly Orientation, 20 June 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.

 

  • SFL-TAP Interview Techniques/Salary Negotiations Training, 21 June 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 Interview Strategies, 21 June 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.

 

  • Work of Honor Employer Showcase, 27 June starting at 10am at the Hawk Transition Center, Auditorium (11577 41st Division Dr, JBLM). Participate in a Q&A with some of our amazing company partners. Recieve helpful advice regarding resumes, interview techniques and more! Registration or call 206-686-2898.

 

  • WorkSource Lean 6 Sigma, 28-29 June from 9am to 4pm at the Hawk Transition Center, Rm 216 (11577 41st Division Dr, JBLM). Workshops, sponsored by WorkSource, are geared toward providing you with fundamental comprehension of the Lean Six Sigma (also known as LSS) outline involving process improvement, variability, process performance, and the specific roles that different team members play. Students who attend this workshop lend support to the process improvement projects as either a Project Leader or as a Team Member. For more information call Hawk Transition Center, 253-967-3258.

 

 

JULY

  • Apprenti Monthly Orientation, 17 Jul from 5:30pm to 7pm 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.

 

  • Operation GoodJobs Networking Event, 18 Jul 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, 26 Jul  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

 

AUGUST

  • Apprenti Monthly Orientation, 9 Aug 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.

 

  • HireGI Job Fair, 23 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

  • Apprenti Monthly Orientation19 Sept 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.

 

  • JBLM Servicemember for Life Transition Summit, 25-26 Sep, 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. Summit Schedule

 

OCTOBER

  • 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

 

NOVEMBER

  • HireGI Job Fair, 16 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

 

HAWK OPPORTUNITIES

  • 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 Shena.

 

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  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 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 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. Mandatory Briefings are held every Monday at 12 pm at Crittenberger Career Skills Center (Bldg. 3271 next to Evergreen Chapel) (walk-ins welcome)

  • Employer Outreach POC, Shane Watson (253) 477-4758.

  • 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

  • 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, North Fort @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.

 

  • 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. For more information: Hire America's Heroes

 

  • 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. For more information: USO Pathfinder

 

  • 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.

 

  • 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 Boots to Shoes or call (425) 284-1453.

 

  • 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

 

  • 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.

 

 

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