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The Coast News

February 27, 2023

Veterans find new careers through North County nonprofit.

VISTA — Hundreds of veterans are transitioning successfully into civilian life thanks to a newly created job assistance program based out of Vista.

VetCTAP, which stands for Veteran Career Transition Assistance Program, recently received a prestigious grant. The Pillars of Freedom from the USS Midway Foundation grant is by invitation only and will continue to help meet the group’s mission of “preparing our heroes for today’s workplace,” Executive Director Janis Whitaker said.

San Diego County has one of the highest veteran unemployment rates in the country and one of the highest veteran per capita demographics in the country as well (living and working here).

For veterans with 10 years or more of military experience living in North County, the 5013c VetCTAP offers an eight-module workshop focusing on mock interviews, resume writing and social media profiling.

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