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Transitions, April 11

Information to help with life changes

Published: 02:32PM April 10th, 2014

AFCS Employment Readiness Program

Upcoming AFCS empolyment classes include:
• Resume 101, Apr. 11, 9 a.m.-Noon, Service Member & Family Readiness Center Annex

• Home-Based Business Workshop, Apr. 14, 9-11 a.m., S&FRC; learn the essential elements to effectively start, run & manage your business.

• Interviewing Class, Apr. 25, 9 a.m. - Noon, S&FRC Annex; prepare for a successful interview & practice your skills.

Be sure to save the date: May 14, 3-6 p.m., McChord Club for the JBLM Spouse & Teen Job Fair. Call 253-967-3538 or 253-982-2695 to register for classes or for more information.

Become an FBI Electronic Tech

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is currently seeking Electronics Technician positions throughout the United States. Interested individuals should, at a minimum, have either received an associate degree within the last six months or plan to graduate in the near future. Qualified candidates should email a resume to dallas.mcwilliams@ic.fbi.gov.

Health care might be your profession

Air Force, Army, Navy and Coast Guard members who plan to reside in Washington state after transition should apply for their health profession credentials by visiting the Washington Department of Health website: www.doh.wa.gov. Whether still on active duty and in the process of transitioning, a veteran, Guard, or Reserve, if you hold a professional license, certification or registration out-of-state, or at the national level, visit the DOH website and ensure you meet Washington state-specific credentialing requirements. More than 22 health professions have been identified to determine whether a service member’s military training and experience equivalencies through “gap analysis” of their skills. Military personnel interested in health care occupations who want more information should click on the desired occupation for program-specific contact information and a link to the program rules, or call the Customer Service Center at 360-236-4700.

Starbucks career and resource day Learn about Starbucks job opportunities by talking to Starbucks employees April 26 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m in Tacoma. Take part in mock interviews, learn how to write your resume and taste a few coffees in the process.

The career day will be at the Goodwill Reach Center on the first floor at 714 South 27th St., Tacoma.

Preregister for a free cup of coffee. Call Bulan Scheel, 53-573-6789 or email bscheel@tacomagoodwill.org.

Join the Veterans Posse Program

Attend a top tier college in a cohort of your peers with full tuition guaranteed, starting fall 2014. The Veterans Posse Program looks to identify and support U.S. veterans interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree at Vassar College and Wesleyan University. Veterans should be leaders in their jobs and/or families, have served at least 90 consecutive days of active duty since 9/11, 2001, receive an honorable discharge by July 1, and be available for a pre-collegiate training program in New York, summer 2014. For information, call 212-405-1691 or email veterans@possefoundation.org.

Free computer training

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

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.

Join the Conservation Corps

Build your career in conservation or emergency response. The WCC provides meaningful service and training opportunities to military veterans in Field Crew and Individual Placement positions. A multitude of certifications and training related to natural resource conservation/environmental work and emergency response are available. For information, visit www.ecy.wa.gov/wcc/index.html.

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.

TSA careers for military veterans

The Transportation Security Administration is committed to supporting the employment of veterans and offers career advice and opportunities for veterans nationwide. For more details, call 877-872-7990 or visit http://tsajobs.tsa.dhs.gov.