References

MCO 1700.31

MARADMIN 568/16

MARADMIN 503/16

MARADMIN 550/13

Functional Area Checklist 1700.31

 

UTC Info

Unit Transition Coordinators are Commander appointed positions. Once appointed, you must attend UTC training within 45 days.

UTC Training Schedule

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Per MCO 1700.31, all first term Marines are required to attend PRS within the first 90 days upon checking into their first permanent duty station. We offer PRS twice a month, and are available to provide it at the unit level as well..

PRS Schedule

To register, email cptrsprs@usmc.mil

Per MCO 1700.31, TRS is a mandatory 5-day seminar for all service members to complete not later than 180 days prior to their separation or retirement.

Schedule

TRS is held every week unless that week falls on a federal holiday. You must register via your Unit Transition Coordinator.

TRS Schedule link

Pre-Work

Pre-Work Checklist (bring with you to TRS)

Budget Form

This form will be utilized in TRS Personal Finance class.

Budget form link

Capstone Information

Upon completion of TRS you will schedule an appointment with your Transition Advisor to review your Career Readiness Standards and sign off on TRS Paperwork. Bring the following for your appointment:

  • Individual Transition Plan (specifically pages 1-14, 19-21 complete)
  • Resume and Cover Letter
  • Budget
  • Proof of eBenefits registration
  • Kuder Journey Assessments results
  • Email address for Commander or designee to finalize eForm

Brig TRS

Offered monthly at the Camp Pendleton Brig for incarcerated service members who require TRS.

Brig TRS Schedule

Officers Under Twenty

Offered quarterly, targeted to officers separating from active duty entering corporate world.

OUT Schedule

Register by emailing: cptrsprs@usmc.mil

Spouse Transition Assistance Program (STARS)

Prepare for life beyond the military. Is your spouse separating or retiring? Then this workshop is for you. The Family Member Employment Assistance Program is here to help. Reserve Your Seat Today Contact (760) 725-4199

Morning Sessions – Register Here
Evening Sessions -Register Here

Per MCO 1700.31, this is a mandatory 5-day seminar for all service members to complete not later than 180 days prior to their retirement.

Pre-retirement TRS Schedule

Pre-work

Pre-Work Checklist (bring with you to TRS)

Budget Form

This form will be utilized in Pre-Retirement Personal Finance class.

Budget form link

Capstone Information

Upon completion of Pre-retirement TRS you will schedule an appointment with your Transition Advisor to review your Career Readiness Standards and sign off on TRS Paperwork. Bring the following for your appointment:

  • Individual Transition Plan
  • Resume and Cover Letter
  • Budget
  • Proof of eBenefits registration
  • Kuder Journey Assessments results
  • Email address for Commander or designee to finalize eForm

Spouse Transition Assistance Program (STARS)

Prepare for life beyond the military. Is your spouse separating or retiring? Then this workshop is for you. The Family Member Employment Assistance Program is here to help. Reserve Your Seat Today Contact (760) 725-4199

Morning Sessions – Register Here
Evening Sessions -Register Here

2-Day Track Schedule

Transitioning Service members will have the option of selecting one or more two-day Training Tracks aligned with their personal goals: Accessing Higher Education, Career Technical Training and Entrepreneurship.

Accessing Higher Education

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.

Main side Accessing Higher Education Track – Register here

SOI Accessing Higher Education Track- Register here

Career Exploration and Planning Track

Please note that, despite the course title, this workshop is not limited to technical training.  Instead, the two-day workshop is centered on career exploration and development.  Service members take two excellent online assessments to discover their career interests and aptitudes (natural skills/talents).  Students then get detailed reports of recommended careers which match both their interests and natural abilities. They also receive guidance on how to interpret their reports and several tools to develop an individual career plan.  During the workshop, students explore:

  • Individual skills and interests that relate to their career growth
  • Labor market conditions, including high demand occupations
  • Expected salary ranges at each career level
  • Career preparation programs (licensing or certification programs,
    technical schools, community colleges, apprenticeships, internships, etc.)
  • Available funding options

The workshop facilitator will provide one-on-one career guidance to each student during the workshop.  This is an excellent opportunity for:

  • Those who are unsure what they will do after transition
  • Those who would like to make sure their current career plan is a good fit
  • Anyone who just wants to explore more career options.
  • Spouses are welcome **as well as dependent high school students (on off-school days).

Career Exploration and Planning Track – Register here

Entrepreneur Track

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.

Entrepreneurship Track – Register here

Skills Development Office

Building 13150, Room 311

760-725-6517

cpsdp@usmc.mil

The Skills Development
Program is designed to provide training and internship opportunities for separating Service Members within 180-days of End of Active Service. The results of these training and internship opportunities will lead to a high probability of employment.

 

Monthly Skills Brief Schedule


Archi’s Institute for Sustainable Agriculture

6 Week Small Scale Farming, Hydroponics, and Agribusiness Course held in Escondido
Active Duty Enlisted and Spouses / uses GI Bill

POC: Robert Blundell 760-626-6360 robert.b@archisinstitute.com

Website for more information


BMW Military Service Technician Education Program (MSTEP)

16-week Training towards becoming a BMW service technician held on CP

Active Duty / Free

POC: Sal Jimenez 619-997-3307; sjimenez@uti.edu


Hiring Our Heroes Corporate Fellowship Program

12 Week Internship (Bachelor’s or Associate’s Degree required) with local San Diego placements
Active Duty / Free

POC: Melinda Gomez 760-519-6597; Mgomez@uschamber.com

Website for more information


Microsoft Software & Systems Academy

19 Week Course with 3 track options:
• Server and Cloud Administrator (networking)- on Camp Pendleton
• Cloud Application and Development (coding)- in San Diego
• Cyber Security – in Oceanside
Active Duty Enlisted / Uses GI-Bill
POC: Martin Schwab 760-385-0152; schwa0a8@erau.edu

Website for more information


Onward to Opportunity (O2O)

Hybrid Certifications Course (3 days in classroom, 90 days online):
• Information Technology
• Project Management
• Customer Service
• Human Resources
Active Duty Enlisted & Spouses / Free

camppendletono2o@syr.edu

Website for more information, sign up for information session


Veterans in Piping

18 Week Welding and Pipe Fitting Training toward Apprenticeship
Active Duty Enlisted / Free
POC: Robert Hightower 760-725-6517; cpsdp@usmc.mil

Website to learn more


Workshops for Warriors

16 Week Course held in Downtown San Diego with 2 tracks:
• Welding
• Machining
Active Duty Enlisted / Free
POC: Keshia Javis-Jones 619-550-1620; keshia@wfw.org

Website to learn more


Warrior Training Advancement Course (WARTAC)

10 Week Course to become a Veteran Service Representative (VSR) GS-7 position (no degree required) on Camp Pendleton
Active Duty/ Free
POC: cpsdp@usmc.mil


Airstreams

7-week Energy & Communication Tower Technician Course held at Ft. Irwin, CA. (Billeting provided)
Active Duty Enlisted / Uses GI Bill
POC: Eric Aliste 760-222-6508; eric.aliste@air-streams.com

VA Benefits Advisors

Available at Transition Readiness Facilities for one-on-one appointments regarding accessing and understanding your VA benefits, utilizing eBenefits.

Make an appointment by calling: 760-725-4360, or walk-ins welcome at Building 1101 or 1339.


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-2:30pm daily.


File your VA Claim:

Walk in to building 13150, from 7:30am- 2:00pm daily.
VA Offices in Building 13150: 760-385-0416

Benefits delivered at Discharge (BDD) program filing window is 90-180 days prior to a known separation date. The Service member will also have to be available for 45 days from the date of their claim submission to attend any VA examinations. You must have a firm fixed date of separation to have your records reviewed. If you are pending administrative separation, you must have your 5 or 10 day letter.

  1. Provide the VA with a complete copy of your Service Treatment Record. They will keep this copy.
  2. You must have a complete copy of your AHLTA notes from your medical department printed out or emailed to a VA employee via AMERDAC (https://safe.amerdac.army.mil/safe)
  3. Provide a copy of your complete Mental Health records, if applicable.
  4. If you are married, complete VA Form 21-686C (requires Name, Social Security Number, Date of Birth, Date of Marriage, City and State of Marriage)
  5. If have any previous marriages, marital information required
  6. If you have dependent children, complete VA Form 21-686C (names, Social Security numbers, Dates of births, city and state of births)
  7. If you have children between 18-23, unmarried and going to school, complete VA Form 21-674 for each child
  8. Direct Deposit information (Name of financial institution, routing number, account number)

TCRG- VA Chapter 36 assessments and career counseling

Free Personalized Educational and Career Counseling

*Individual counseling to help you decide on your employment goals

*Educational and career counseling to identify a college or vocational program

*Benefits Coaching – guidance on VA benefits and how to effectively use resources

*Career Choice – understand best career options for you based on Aptitude/Interests/ Values Assessments

 

To apply:

Log into: www.ebenefits.va.gov.

Select “Apply.”

Select “Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Benefits.”

Apply for “Educational and Career Counseling.” Be sure to use local address.

*You can also stop by VA Offices in Building 13150, Second Floor to request an application (8832 form) OR Room #217

 


Vet Centers:

Locate the nearest Vet Center to you

Manage your VA benefits at:

EBenefits

Access VA’s services for homeless and at-risk Veterans 24/7 at: 1-877-4AID-VET (1-877-424-3838)

ETAS: 3-day seminar for service members retiring and planning on pursuing a career in the corporate world.

ETAS Schedule

Register by emailing: cptrsprs@usmc.mil

Business Career Transition Seminar: Business Career Transition Seminar gives you the insights and tools used in civilian business. This is where you will learn the key procedures of business and the different types of organizations

Register here for BTCS

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Transition Readiness Program

Bldg 13150 – View Map

Marine & Family Programs HQ

(760) 725-6324

Transition Readiness Facilities

Bldg 1339 – View Map

Leatherneck Lanes (Near the Base Theater)

*Check in here Monday morning for TRS at 6am

(760) 763-1845

Bldg 1101 – View Map

Mainside Center

Mon–Fri7am–4pm
Sat/SunClosed

(760) 725-4360

Career Service Center

Bldg 13150 #308 – View Map

Mainside (Marine & Family Programs HQ)

Mon–Fri7:30am–5pm
Sat/SunClosed

(760) 725-4199

MCCS Camp Pendleton