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Transitions, August 2

Published: 11:56AM August 1st, 2013

Take part in a spouse career info session

You are cordially invited to participate in the Military Spouse Employment Information Session on Tuesday, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Base Education Center, Bldg. 851 Lincoln Boulevard, McChord Field.

Spouses and caregivers meet and greet with DoD staff in preparation for the Hiring Heroes Career Fair on Wednesday at the McChord Club and Community Center. Learn about spouse and veteran preference, the federal hiring process, about federal employment opportunities and more.

For additional information, contact Sylvia Parker at 571-372-2124 or sylvia.parker@cpms.osd.mil.

Attend Hiring Heroes career fair

This free event is held at the McChord Club and Community Center on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meet with federal agencies and private sector representatives and find out about career opportunities for wounded, ill, injured and transitioning service members, veterans, military souses and primary caregivers.

For more information, contact Syliva Parker at 571-372-2124 or email Sylvia.parker@cpms.osd.mil.

Participate in career day

The Public Schools Personnel Cooperative and Head Start ECEAP staff are hosting a Career Day on Aug. 9, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Capital Region Educational Service District 113 at 6005 Tyee Drive SW in Tumwater.

Following positions are available: teachers, teacher assistants, bus drivers, center operation assistants, cooks, substitutes.

Participate in free workshops on interviewing and resume writing. RSVP to pspc@esd113.org.

Veterans to technicians

Audi of America seeks qualified veterans for brand-certified Audi service technician, shop foreman, and service consultant positions.

Some of the minimum qualifications for this program include being honorably discharged from any branch of service or be a current member of the National Guard or reserve, have completed formal advanced military technical training with three to five years of experience, and pass a series of pre-employment screenings. For more details, call 855-399-1682 or apply online at www.audivets.com.

Medical technology veterans boot camp

The Medical Technology Veterans Program is seeking U.S. military veterans to participate in a Medical Technology Veterans Boot Camp. The MVP was created to help veterans entering the civilian workforce find new careers and introduce them to opportunities available in the medical technology industry. MVP Boot Camp is Sept. 22-24 in Washington, D.C. Interested veterans should apply by visiting http://MedTechVets.org/.

Attend career day at Safeco field

Meet with representatives from Amazon, Boeing, Microsoft, Starbucks and many more at Career Day on Aug. 9 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Safeco field, Seattle. Highlights include LinkedIn basics, videotaped practiced interviews, networking workshops and job-search opportunities for military spouses. Register now at http://hireamericasheroes.org/?p=3951. For details call 425-652-2389.

Become an aerospace technician

This program prepares technicians with the entry level skills needed to work with composite materials on aircraft.

The Aerospace industry has an ongoing demand for employees with these skills.

Classes are held Monday through Friday, 4 to 8:15 p.m. Classes run through Dec.12. For more information, call 206-205-3567.

V-WISE empowers women vets

Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Enterpreneurship (V-WISE) is a premier training program in entrepreneurship and small business management.

V-WISE teaches women veterans the necessary skills to turn an idea or start-up into a growing venture.

V-WISE is offered by the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University in cooperation with the U.S. Small Business Administration and is operated by SU’s Institute of Veterans and Military Families.

The three-phase experience includes an online part, a three-day conference and post residency technical assistance.

Courses are on a rolling admissions basis; early application is highly encouraged. Apply online at

Join the Washington conservation corps

Join the Washington conservation corps

Build your career in conservation or emergency response

There are 275 crew member positions opening this month. Jobs start in October. Additionally, a multitude of certifications and other trainings related to both natural resource conservation/environmental work as well as emergency response are available.

For information, visit www.ecy.wa.gov/wcc/index.html.

Free computer training

Build skills in selected Microsoft technologies and earn an industry-recognized certification that demonstrates your skills to employers through the Elevate America’s Veterans program.

Training is self-paced and conducted online via any Internet-connected computer.

To receive a voucher/access code, you must be a King or Pierce County resident and a military veteran or veteran’s spouse.

To find out more, visit www.worksourceskc.org.

Enter the digital forensics career field

Enroll in a free law enforcement computer forensic certificate program offered by the National Forensics Training Center in partnership with Mississippi State University, Center for Information Assurance Cybersecurity, and Unversity of Washington Tacoma. There are two sessions: Aug 19 - 23 and Aug 26-30 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Camp Murray, Bldg. 104. You must have completed on-line component prior to attending. Enrollment information for the online component will be provided at time of registration. To register, contact Tamie Clark at 253-512-8540 or tamie.j.clark.ctr@mail.mil.

Uniform for success

The Gary Sinise Foundation is partnering with Jos. A. Bank to offer free suits to qualifying veterans and service members. In order to qualify for the program proper documentation such as a DD214 form for retired service members or a statement of service for service members still on active duty, plus a copy of the veteran’s driver’s license must be faxed to 818-432-8999.

The suit vouchers will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. The vouchers may be redeemed by the intended recipient only, are not redeemable for cash value and may not be used to purchase items other than a two-piece Executive Collection suit.

Vouchers will expire on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2013.

Refine your carpentry skills

Vets Restore offers training, mentoring, and job placement guidance for returning veterans with construction experience in the field of preservation carpentry. Short-term training and certificate in remodel and preservation, tuition navigation support, and a paid internship available.

For more information, call 206-205-3567.

Employment Conference

Participate in an employment conference held at Tacoma Goodwill’s Milgard Opportunity Center Aug. 6 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Lunch is provided. Register for the July 30 interest inventory assessment workshops at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. by calling 253-573-6629 or email wmartindale@tacomagoodwill.org.

Be the CEO of your own career

Learn how to develop your career, how to get a mentor, and much more. The 12-week program starts Aug. 13.

For more information, call 253-967-3528.