TRS Higher Education Two Day Track
Sep 7 – Dec 13 all-day
TRS Higher Education Two Day Track

This track is designed to assist you in creating a customized plan for a successful transition to a higher education institution. Attendance of the two-day track will facilitate the accomplishment of the Education Career Readiness Standards (CRS):

  • Interest assessment

  • College application

  • School counseling appointment

  • Individual Transition Plan (ITP)

In addition, this track serves as a guide in:

  • The admissions process

  • Choosing a degree completion program

  • Choosing a college institution

  • Funding options including: state and federal benefits, scholarships, grants, and student loans

Registration and dates: Higher Education Track Registration

Technology Industry Forum & Hiring Event – Presented by Microsoft @ Pacific Views Event Center
Jan 12 @ 9:00am – 3:00pm
Technology Industry Forum & Hiring Event - Presented by Microsoft @ Pacific Views Event Center | Oceanside | California | United States
This event is intended to educate transitioning service members about career paths in information technology,  technical and engineering fields and prepare them for the growing number of jobs that are available in these industry sectors. Panelists will discuss the career opportunities and demand occupations, available programs for training, apprenticeships, and internships, and transition success stories will be shared by guest keynote speakers. These participating SMEs will offer answers to specific questions that may arise from military members looking to effectively translate their military occupational skills and experience to civilian occupations in the Technology/Technical/Engineering Industry.
•Date – Thu, Jan 12, 2016
•Start /End time – 0900-1500 
– Panels and Workshops 0900-1130
– Free Lunch 1130-1230 Provided by Microsoft
– Hiring Event 1300-1500
– Microsoft Skills Training Workshop 1300-1400
Registration at –
Warriors to Campus Trip to San Diego State University @ San Diego State
Feb 10 all-day

This trip will familiarize Service Members to the college atmosphere at San Diego State. You will gain exposure to veterans centers, curriculum, admission policies and talk to and mentored by other veterans who have graduated or are attending San Diego State. To register please call (760) 725-6414.


Skills Brief @ Transition Readiness Facility Bldg 1339
Feb 24 @ 9:00am – 12:00pm
Skills Brief @ Transition Readiness Facility Bldg 1339 | Oceanside | California | United States

Learn about great opportunities to train for a new career!

All skills courses deliver relevant and rigorous training and technical learning experiences that prepares enlisted service members to transition smoothly and successfully into the workforce.

Representatives from each skills course will provide course specific information and answer questions. 

All courses offer a high probability of post-service meaningful employment at no cost or minimal cost as they offer a guaranteed job interview.


Come Gather Information Directly From The Training Providers!

Current Courses Available: 

  1. Veteran in Piping (VIP) – Placement as a journey-person in a paid apprenticeship program in welding and steam-pipe fitting.
  2. Microsoft Software & Systems Academy (MSSA) – Secure IT employment at Microsoft or one of its affiliate partners.
  3. Onward to Opportunity (O2O): Prepare for Customer Service or Information Technology job with partner employers.
  4. Warrior Training Advancement Course (WARTAC) – Train for employment as a Veterans Service Rep with the Department of Veteran Affairs.
  5. Warriors to Water (W2W) – Learn water treatment or water distribution through on-the-job training while preparing for a California certification.
  6. Archi’s Institute for Sustainable Agriculture (AISA) – Learn sustainable farming and hands-on hydroponic greenhouse management to prepare for agribusiness career.
  7. First Responder – Earn your national EMT certification and prepare for a career in emergency medical field. 
  8. New courses may be announced.


    Additional information: In accordance with MARADMIN 550/13 (Voluntary Employment Skills Training Programs) candidates must receive authorization from Commanders to participate. Waivers will be accepted for non-First Term Marines (Careerist). 



To register:

Marine & Family Program’s Career Services offers comprehensive information and resources concerning employment, training, education, and special employer events for all Military Service and Family Members, Retirees, Veterans, and DOD Civilian Employees.  The Career Specialists are certified as Professional Career Coaches, Job Search Strategists, and Federal Job Search Trainers & Career Coaches.  The Career Centers are certified by the Council on Accreditation (COA).


Whether creating a new resume, building a LinkedIn account, developing your interviewing skills, or searching for private or federal employment, let the Career Specialists assist you.  With years of experience, industry recognized certifications, and a solid passion for assisting Camp Pendleton’s cliental, the Career Specialists are ready to contribute to your Seamless Transition.

Career Specialists are located at Marine & Family Programs / Building 13150

Certifications include 

  • Transition Assistance Programs Facilitator’s Course
  • Pre-Separation Counselor
  • Military Occupational Code Crosswalk Facilitation
  • Command Financial Specialist
  • Job Search Strategist
  • Federal Job Search Trainer & Federal Career Coach

With two locations, the Career Centers offer comprehensive information and resource services to include:

  • Resource Libraries
  • Job Announcements
  • Job Search Assistance
  • Computers, Internet
  • Printers
  • Copiers
  • Special Employer Events

The Career Centers are located at:

  • Marine & Family Programs / Building 13150 / 760 725 4199
  • Leatherneck Lanes / Building 1339

Social Media

The workshop will explore the current employment market and the changes that have impacted the market, review statistics of the use of social media in recruiting, best practices in using the most widely used social media sites for job search, the rules of engagement for building a positive on line reputation, how to build and reinforce your online professional brand, and understanding privacy rights and responsibilities in online / social media communities.  It is highly recommend that participants create a LinkedIn account as this is the primary tool discussed in the workshop. Complete user profile and explore the site and functions prior to the class.


Learn how to identify advantages and disadvantages of multiple types of resumes, understand the difference between a resume and job application , use keywords and resources used to create a resume, identify the purpose of a resume and the basic components of a resume & cover letter.  Recommend participants create basic resume and identify job announcement to target for the class.


This workshop provides an overview of the Job Interview do’s and don’ts, including pre-interview research, understanding the Interview process, making a great first impression, types of questions and their real meaning, a and how to follow-up after the interview.  Recommend participants bring resume, job announcement and a one career focused narrative introduction (30 second speech) for job focused practice in the workshop.

Federal Hiring Process Workshop

Learn how to identify resources to locate federal job vacancy announcements, how to interpret a vacancy announcement, understand the application process, name the forms used to apply for federal jobs, and understand how to use hiring preferences and resources.

Recommend participants create account set-up and complete user profiles on Begin building resume using on line resume tool.

2016 Employment Workshops

Marine & Family Programs Building 13150

Social Media Workshop 0900-1100
Learn how to leverage Social Media to build your online personal brand and network

Resume Workshop 1100-1400
Learn the various types, essential elements, and the visual dynamics

Interview Workshop 1400-1600
Learn how to effectively Interview  

Jun 28/ Jul 26/ Aug 23/ Sep 27/ Oct 25/ Nov 29/ Dec 20 

10 Steps to a Federal Resume 0900-1200
Learn how to complete the federal resume.

Federal Hiring Process Workshop 1300-1600
Learn how to find, complete, and submit Federal Resumes

Jun 30/ Jul 28/ Aug 25/ Sep 29/ Oct 27/ Dec 1, 22

Mainside Workshop Schedule

To register or more info call: (760) 725-4199

Resume Workshop Registration
Social Media Workshop Registration

Interview Workshop 0900–1200
Learn how to effectively Interview

Federal Hiring Process Workshop 1300–1600
Learn how to find, complete, and submit Federal Resumes
Jan 7, 21, 28/ Feb 4, 18, 25/ Mar 3, 24/ Apr 7, 21, 28/ May 5, 19, 26

Interview Workshop Registration Federal Hiring Workshop Registration

Career Strategies I & II – Workshop 0900-1430 (2 Sessions)

Learn how to add a Competitive Edge to your Resume and Market your skills so employers will respond.  Connect to the Hidden Job Market and Maximize Your Job Search. Understand Salary Negotiations, Networking Techniques and more! This workshop is targeted at Military Spouses.Transitioning service members are welcome to attend.

Jun 14 & 16 /July 12 & 14 / Aug 16 & 18 / Sep 13 & 15 / Oct 18 & 20 / Nov 15 & 17 / Dec 13 & 15

To register or more info call: (760) 725-4737

San Onofre Transition Readiness Facility and Career Center

Building 51919, (760) 725-4310

Social Media 0900-1100
Learn how to leverage Social Media to build you online personal brand and network

Resume Workshop 1100 – 1400
Learn the various types, essential elements, and the visual dynamics of a resume

Interview Workshop 1400 – 1600
Learn how to effectively interview

Jun 14 / Jul 12 / Aug 9 / Sep 13 / Oct 11 / Nov 8/ Dec 13

San Onofre Workshop Schedule

To register or more info call: (760) 725-4199

Resume Workshop Registration Interview Workshop Registration Federal Hiring Workshop Registration

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Career Center

Bldg 13150 #308 – View Map

Mainside (Marine & Family Programs HQ)

Mon–Fri 8am–5pm
Sat/Sun Closed

(760) 725-4199/6638

Transition Readiness Program

Bldg 1101 – View Map

Mainside Center

Bldg 1339 – View Map

Leatherneck Lanes (Near the Base Theater)

Mon–Fri 7:30am–4:30pm
Sat/Sun Closed

(760) 725 6652

MCCS Camp Pendleton