C2C Interview Strategies, 20 Sept from 9am to 2:30pm 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.
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. 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.
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
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.
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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