VetCTAP* is San Diego County’s premier job search skills training organization for senior transitioning military, veterans, and spouses. In this innovative and interactive, 8-module (24 hours) workshop series we assist participants to successfully translate and sell their military skills for application in the civilian job market. Additionally, the top comment we hear from participants is increased confidence.
2020 was an interesting and challenging year. However, we were able to meet our goal of supporting military members and their family in career transition. Since May 2020, our free workshop series has been delivered virtually via ZOOM. Not only are we moving forward, we have expanded our reach! Because we are virtual, we are now able to accept participants and volunteers living and working all over the world. In one of our classes, our participants logged in across 13 time zones! We have also added nine new volunteers just in the last three months.
2021 is also a challenge, but we continue our mission and purpose. Career transition from the military is not easy. Fortunately, we have a phenomenal success rate. You can listen to a few of our graduates talk about how we helped them by clicking the link: https://www.vetctap.org/testimonials.html
The participants learn up-to-date information because the classes are taught by experienced Human Resources and business professionals. Since 2012, we have conducted 72 of these workshop series, served over 1000 participants, have hundreds of success stories and utilize more than 50 trained volunteers. Do you want give back to the military community? Contact us to today for volunteer opportunities such as: coach, Board member, advisor, or sponsor.
Lessons Learned in 2020-2021 so far:
- Technology is our friend (most of the time)
- ZOOM has great interactive capabilities
- Our volunteers like working remotely
- We can serve more veterans/spouses outside San Diego County
- Virtual training works, but we miss face-to-face interaction
- Employers love hiring veterans (of course)
Save the Date: November 1, 2021 for our next Golf Fundraising Event.
*VetCTAP (Veteran Career Transition Assistance Program) is a program of JBS Transition Experts, Inc. a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. For more information about our workshops visit us at www.vetctap.org