SFL-TAP Skills Development, 12 July 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.
SFL-TAP Dress for Success, 12 July 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.
C2C Law Enforcement Academy, 12-13 July from 8:30am to 4:30pm at 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.
C2C Targeted Resume, 12 July from 9am to 2:30pm at the Hawk Transition Center, Rm 216, 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.
The Entrepreneur's Source, 12 Jul from 9pm to 12pm at the Hawk Transition Center, Rm 109, 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? For more information or to register, jblmunlimited.com
SFL-TAP Interview Techniques/Salary Negotiations Training, 19 July 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.
The King County Veterans Program will be hosting a financial benefits seminar at their Tukwila office on Friday, July 20th from 9:00 – 12:00. We will have an onsite representative from the Washington Department of Veterans Affairs (VA claims) and a second individual from the Social Security Administration. Each will speak of the benefits within their area of expertise and discuss the manner in which these two affect one another. Veterans will have the opportunity to ask questions and gain absolute clarity on these commonly misunderstood topics. Please register on Eventbrite here Registration.
C2C Drop-In Resume Lab, 20 July from 1pm to 3pm at the Hawk Transition Center, Rm 214, 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 contact AnnikkaT@tacomachamber.org
C2C Linked In Workshop, 20 July 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.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Information Session, 23-25 Jul from 10am to 2pm at the Hawk Transition Center, Lobby (11577 41st Division Dr, JBLM). Hiring Frontline Law Enforcement CBP Officers nationwide. We have numerous locations and we have an expedited hiring that can get you onboard in a very short time. As an officer you will move up the career ladder with no competition up to the GS-12 level. For more information visit www.cbp.gov/careers
C2C Federal Resume & USA Jobs + Lab, 25 July 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 thru C2C at 253-967-0319.
C2C Interview Strategies, 26 July 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.
WorkSource Lean 6 Sigma, 26 July 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.
WorkSource Intermediate Resume, 26 July 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.
Work of Honor, 26 Jul from 6pm to 7:30pm at Union Station (410 S Jackson St., Seattle 98104). Invites you to an outstanding business Network/Hiring event for Veterans, Military Spouses & Business Professionals. Meet in a positive and relaxed atmosphere with company representatives seeking to hire veterans and military spouse talent. Join us in exploring available opportunities to advance your career. Learn valuable insights on how Veterans are using their military experience to enhance civilian business operations. Look forward to seeing you there! Registration
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.
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. 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, 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.
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.
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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