Skills Development Program
6 Week Small Scale Farming, Hydroponics, and Agribusiness
Course held in Escondido, CA.
Active Duty Enlisted and Spouses / uses GI Bill
POC: Robert Blundell (760) 626-6360
8 Week Training and Mentoring towards Emergency Medical Certificate and Careers.
Active Duty Enlisted / Uses GI Bill
POC: Tory Haynes 760-744-1150 ext. 7818
19 Week Server and Cloud Administrator (networking) Course or
19 Week Cloud Application Course.
Active Duty Enlisted / Uses GI-Bill
POC: Martin Schwab 760-385-0152
9 Week IT, Project Management, and Customer Service Hybrid Course (1 week classroom, 8 weeks online).
Active Duty Enlisted & Spouses / Free
POC: Aixa Escobar 760-798-6060
18 Week Welding and Pipe fitting Training toward Apprenticeship
Active Duty Enlisted / Free
POC: Sonny Castillo 619-453-7412
Warriors to Water (W2W)
12 Week Internship and Preparation toward Water Treatment Certification.
Enlisted Active Duty / Free
POC: Phil Sipes 760-725-833
Warrior Training Advancement Course (WARTAC)
12 Week Course toward becoming a Rater Veteran Service representative (RVSR)
GS-9 position with Department of Veteran Affairs (Master’s Degree Required) or
11 Week Course to become a Veteran Service Representative (VSR) GS-7 position (no degree required)
Active Duty/ Free
POC: Madonna May 760-725-6517
Transitioning Service members will have the option of selecting one or more two-day individual Training Tracks aligned with their personal goals: Accessing Higher Education, Career Technical Training and Entrepreneurship.
The Accessing Higher Education track is for those pursuing higher education. It assists Service members in identifying the education requirements that support their personal goals. This track focuses on topics such as how to achieve academic success, how to research and compare institutions, and how to finance higher education. After completing the Accessing Higher Education Track, Service members will be prepared to complete an application to an accredited institution, schedule a session with a counselor from an academic institution, or meet individually with education counselors, as needed.
Service members pursuing career technical training will receive guidance and help in selecting technical training schools and technical fields. After completing the Career Technical Training Track, Service members will be prepared to complete an application to an accredited career technical training institution, schedule a session with a counselor from a career technical training institution, or meet individually with career technical training experts and VA vocational education counselors, as applicable.
Service members pursuing self-employment in the private or non-profit sectors will receive information related to the benefits and challenges of entrepreneurship and the steps required for business ownership through the SBA “Boots to Business”, Entrepreneurship Track. Once Service members have completed the Entrepreneurship Track, they will have developed the initial components of a business feasibility plan. Additionally, they will be given the opportunity to enroll in an optional eight-week online entrepreneurship course, which helps them complete a business plan and connects them with a successful business mentor to assist Service members with the business start-up process.
VA Benefits Advisors:
Available at Transition Readiness Facilities for one-on-one appointments regarding accessing and understanding your VA benefits. Call (760) 763-1845 to make an appt.
Medical Records Screening:
Walk-in services available at building 13150 (2nd Floor) for medical records to be screened by a representative from the DAV, VFW or VA in preparation for you to file a VA disability claim with the VA.
Hours are 7:30am-3:30pm daily.
File your VA Disability Claim:
Once your records have been screened, you can file your VA disability claim. Walk-in to building 13150, from 0800-1530 daily.
VA Offices in Building 13150: 760-385-0416
Manage your VA benefits at:
Access VA’s services for homeless and at-risk Veterans 24/7 at:
Access VA’s services for homeless and at-risk Veterans 24/7 at
www.ebenefits.va.gov – All things VA on this portal to manage your earned VA benefits.
http://www.211sandiego.org/courage-to-call – To speak with a fellow veteran who knows what it means to serve and can connect you with the help you need, Simply call 211.
www.VANCnorthcounty.org – Veterans Association of North County (VANC), located in Oceanside, California, is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization created by a group of dedicated veterans to empower other veterans, members of the military, and their families by providing needed support and resources.
www.servicelocator.org – America Job Center locator. They provide priority service to Veterans for career services.
www.nationalresourcedirectory.gov – Department of Defense, Labor and Veterans Affairs Official Website for national, state and local resources for Veterans, Wounded Warriors, Active Duty and their family members and caregivers
Veteran Employment Center — An integrated employment tool to connect veterans and service members with employers, and to help translate military skills into the civilian workforce.
www.mynextmove.org/vets – Department of Labor official website – Explore information on civilian careers and related training.
www.VetBiz.gov – Department of Veteran Affairs Official Website – Provides information for Veteran business owners about VIP verification, registering business in the Secretary’s Database of Veteran business owners, easily identify for procurement opportunities and more
www.sba.gov – Small Business Administration Official Website – SBA provides small business owners assistance primarily through its four programmatic functions: Access to Capital, Entrepreneurial Development, Government Contracting, & Small Business Advocacy
www.score.org – SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. See more on SCORE’s Veteran’s Fast Launch Initiative
http://www.va.gov/homeless/hchv.asp / http://www.va.gov/HOMELESS/docs/HCHV_Sites_ByState.pdf – Health Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) Program
http://www.va.gov/homeless/ssvf/index.asp?page=/ssvf_university/community_coordination_and_plans – VA Homeless Veterans Community information web page
Transition Readiness Program
Marine & Family Programs HQ
Career Service Center
Mainside (Marine & Family Programs HQ)