SOCAL Veterans' Business Outreach Center (VBOC) www.socalvboc.org Our mission at the (VBOC) is to help create, develop, and retain veteran-owned small business enterprises. The VBOC Program is funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Veteran Business Development. The program is designed to provide entrepreneurial development services such as business training, counseling and mentoring, and referrals for eligible veterans owning or considering starting a small business enterprise.
FranNet: Franchising Services www.frannet.com/rrapske FranNet’s local franchise business consultant, Roxanne, will provide absolutely free franchising services aimed at increasing your opportunity to achieve success in business. She makes the franchise buying process a more convenient and enjoyable experience, helping you to find an existing franchise for sale in your area.
VTS: Veterans Transition Support www.veteranstransitionsupport.org The Mission of Veterans Transition Support 501(c)(3) nonprofit is to help transitioning veterans land jobs by transferring military experience into civilian job skills through No Cost civilian certification training, one-on-one career management coaching, and networking to veterans in businesses and veteran friendly employers.
Financial Literacy The San Diego Financial Literacy Center provides free financial services to the military community.http://www.sdflc.org/
HOH: Hiring Our Heroes Fellowship Program www.uschamberfoundation.org/corporate-fellowship-program/fellows The Hiring Our Heroes Corporate Fellowship Program provides transitioning service members with management training and hands-on experience in the civilian workforce. Hiring Our Heroes is a nationwide initiative to help veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses find meaningful employment opportunities
O2O: Onward to Opportunity onward2opportunity-vctp.org/o2o-vctp-locations/camp-pendleton/ Onward to Opportunity in Partnership with the Veterans Career Transition Program (O2O-VCTP) is a free career training program that provides professional certification and job placement support to transitioning service members, veterans and military spouses. O2O-VCTP combines industry-validated curricula, strong partnerships with leading veteran service organizations and private sector companies, and comprehensive career coaching services to prepare and match you with your next career.
Operation Connect OperationConnectSD.com Operation Connect is a free program for transitioning vets that guides them through the often murky process of finding a compatible private sector career. Our specialty is "How to Network". Networking skills are vital in today's job market where 80% of jobs are filled through referrals or connections. Learn the secrets to effective networking. The program consists of a one-day training class, assignment of a personal mentor from the private sector and a 6 month membership in the North San Diego Business Chamber where the vet can attend monthly Mixers attended by 150-200 business leaders. Register at OperationConnectSD.com
Business Career Transition Seminar (Business 101) www.business101.org It is a career training course that is all about the world of contemporary business – an inside look at how it works, expectations of employers, biases, organization, culture, and your new career fit within it. It is taught by experienced business executives and panelists from across the country, several who were Marine and Navy Officers. It is offered free to all transitioning and retired career military Officers and senior enlisted personnel (E-6 & above), regardless of branch of service.