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13150 Career Center
Re-Open Date: Mon, Jun 1

Hours of Operation:

Mon-Fri: 7:30am – 4pm
Bldg. 13150, RM #308

Face coverings required.

Your safety is our top priority. Please review our current policies/services:

  • Call (760) 725-4199 or email CPCS@usmc.mil for resume appointments or assistance
  • Career coaching/resume appointments are available telephonically only
  • Traditional and federal resume classes will continue in a virtual format, please email CPCS@usmc.mil for further information
  • Limited computer stations will be available for client use

Additional TRP Elements
Re-Open Date: Tue, Jun 16

Hours of Operation:

Mon-Fri: 7am – 3:30pm
Bldg. 1101 and 1339

Face coverings required.
Access available to TRS students with reservations only.

Your safety is our top priority. Please review our current policies/services:

  • Call (442) 288-5984/(760) 725-4395 or email CPTRSPRS@usmc.mil for general assistance
  • All Initial Counseling and Capstone Reviews are conducted telephonically please see below for Eventbrite appointment links. For emergency cases, please contact (442) 288-5984.
  • The Pre-Separation Counseling Brief is held once a day 9:30am in Bldg.1339:
    • Maximum of 20 Service Members
    • This is an optional session for those who would prefer an in-person brief or who have questions in regards to the digital brief being provided to all clients at the time of Initial Counseling.
  • In-person TRS will be available for retirees and for those who are 180 days or less to EAS:
    • Maximum capacity is 87 Service Members and will run simultaneous with JKO TRS
    • Reservations must be coordinated through UTC
    • No walk-in support available at this time
  • Virtual TRS will continue as an option for those not able to attend in-person format
    • Reservations must be coordinated through UTC

The Transition Readiness Program will be making a number of changes to ensure completion of training milestones, while still accounting for increased precautionary measures being set in place due to COVID-19.
We thank you in advance for your patience and full cooperation during this time.

Attention Transitioning Service Members:
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are no VA Representatives currently available in building 13150 to assist you in-person.
For assistance with filing a VA Disability Claims, please reach out to the following Benefits Delivery at Discharge representatives:

You may also visit VA.gov or call (800) 827-1000 for general information and questions.

Personal Readiness Seminar (PRS):

PRS will continue through Joint Knowledge Online (JKO) until further notice. This training is required for all Marines within 90 days of arrival at their First Permanent Duty Station. Registration will still be required and each week the approved list of registrants will receive directions to complete their training online and submit completion certificates. On-site PRS training for individual units cannot be provided at this time. Please contact your UTC for assistance with registration for PRS.

Initial Counseling:

Initial Counseling will continue in an over-the-phone format. To schedule an Initial Counseling appointment, Service Members will need to visit our Eventbrite appointment page to schedule a session. The Initial Counseling/ Pre-Separation Counseling completion roster will continue to be sent to UTC’s for accountability and TRS registration purposes. Service Members should not travel to our facilities, as they will be contacted directly by their assigned advisor on their appointment date and time.

We do not have the ability to provide walk-in services at this time. Our advisors will maintain a number of open appointments each week for emergency need. If you are a Service Member with less than 180 days to EAS, if you are pending Administrative Separation, or if you are on a Medical Board, we will accommodate you as soon as possible. Please have your UTC reach out to our staff at CPTRSPRS@USMC.MIL for expedited assistance.

Pre- Separation Counseling Brief:

Beginning 15 Jun, an in-person Pre-Separation Counseling Brief will be available each day at 9:30am in Bldg. 1339 for the first 20 Service Members to arrive. This is being provided as an option for those who would prefer to receive the brief in-person. The in-person brief will be optional, as we will continue to provide a digital version of the brief to all clients at the completion of Initial Counseling appointments.

Transition Readiness Seminar (TRS):

Beginning 15 Jun, TRS will be provided in both in-person and JKO formats. The classroom reservations will be at a reduced capacity to allow for social distancing. These spaces will be reserved for those with less than 180 days to EAS, as well as retirees. No walk-ins will be allowed, due to restricted maximum building capacities. Registration will still be required and each week the approved list of registrants will receive either check-in details for in-person session, or directions to complete online training and submit completed certificates. Please remember that UTC’s may not register Service Members for TRS until their Initial Counseling and Pre Separation Counseling Brief are completed. UTCs will continue to receive completion reports at the end of each week, designating which Service Members are “TRS Complete.”

Capstone Review:

Capstone Reviews will continue in an over-the-phone format. To schedule a Capstone Review appointment, Service Members will need to visit our EventBrite Capstone Review appointment page to schedule a session. Service Members should not travel to our facilities, as they will be contacted directly by their assigned advisor on their appointment date and time.

We do not have the ability to provide walk-in services at this time. Our advisors will maintain a number of open appointments each week for emergency need. If you are a Service Member with less than 120 days to EAS, if you are pending Administrative Separation, or if you are on a Medical Board, we will accommodate you as soon as possible. Please have your UTC reach out to our staff at CPTRSPRS@USMC.MIL for expedited assistance.

SkillBridge Program Office (SPO):

The SPO will continue to accept applications for upcoming MCB Camp Pendleton cohorts. However, the ability of individual programs to provide training is uncertain at this time. For further guidance, for more information about training options, or to submit an application please contact CPSDP@USMC.MIL and/or program providers.

Career Services:

The Career Center will be reopen for Service Member use on 1 Jun. It is located in room #308 in building 13150. Hours are 7:30am to 4pm. To ensure social distancing is maintained, only every other computer station will be available. We will also maintain the ability to provide One-on-One Career Service appointments over the phone. To make an appointment, contact CPCS@USMC.MIL.

The following information will not be valid until the Transition Readiness Program is able to resume regular operations.  Please visit the COVID-19 TRP tab for current guidance.

Transition 365 is Here! Are you ready for Change?

TRS is currently a week-long program required by Title 10 for all Active Duty and Reserve Marines who have served a minimum of 180 consecutive days on Active Duty. Currently, Marines are encouraged to begin TRS within 12-14 months of their EAS or within 24 months of their retirement, but no later than 180 days from EAS or Retirement (per MCO 1700.31).

USMC Transition Process Changes as of October 1, 2019, the process will include:

The updated transition process will be more tailored to post-separation goals, and Marines will be required to start the process earlier to develop a smoother transition to civilian life.

  • Initial Counseling requirement – No later than 365 days from EAS
  • Updated required training during TRS – No later than 180 days from EAS

PRS

Per MCO 1700.31, the Personal Readiness Seminar (PRS) is a mandatory training course designed for Marines who are within 90 days of arrival to their First Permanent Duty Station. Attendees are trained in financial planning and also learn about the services provided by Personal and Professional Development. PRS is offered once a week at building 13150, but we are often able to provide on-site PRS training at the unit level. You must register via your Unit Transition Coordinator.

 

INITIAL COUNSELING / PRE-SEPARATION COUNSELING:

Beginning 1 October 2019, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) will require completion of an Initial Counseling and the Pre-Separation Counseling brief PRIOR to attending TRS. Retirees may attend these components up to 24 months prior to EAS but must do so no later than 12 months from EAS. Separatees may complete the components up to 18 months prior to EAS but must do so no later than 12 months from EAS.

Attendees will discuss their transitional goals, receive relevant resource referral, and review options for supplemental workshops and training. Initial counseling must be completed prior to the Pre-Separation Counseling Brief. You must register for Initial Counseling via EventBrite.

Pre-work must be completed prior to your Initial Counseling. Instructions can be found here: Initial Counseling and Transition Readiness Seminar (TRS) Checklist

TRS

Per MCO 1700.31, the Transition Readiness Seminar (TRS) is the mandatory training course for separating Service Members. Separatees may attend as early as 18 months prior to EAS, but must do so no later than 180 days from EAS. Retirees may attend as early as 24 months from EAS, but must do so no later than 180 days from EAS. Pre-Retirement TRS is provided during the first two full weeks of each month.

 

Attendees explore topics such as employment, VA benefits, financial planning, transition resources, etc. and receive one-on-one guidance from a Personal and Professional Development Advisor. Completion of Initial Counseling and Pre-Separation Counseling is required prior to attendance of TRS. All Service Members must register via their Unit Transition Coordinator.

 

Beginning 6 January, 2020, two-day tracks will be imbedded in the week of TRS. Service Members will select their track during Initial Counseling. The four track options will be: Employment, Education, Vocational, and Entrepreneurship. Students attending the Employment, Vocational and Entrepreneurship tracks will be provided hard-copy materials in class. Education track attendees will utilize the following digital workbook: MY Education Participant Guide.

Capstone Information

After completion of TRS, the next step in your transition timeline is the mandatory Capstone Review. During this one-on-one meeting with a TRS advisor, you will review your Career Readiness Standards, update your 2648 eForm, and discuss additional training opportunities and resources. You are required to bring the following items to your appointment:

  • Self-Assessment / Individual Transition Plan
  • Gap Analysis Worksheet
  • Draft Resume or Proof of Employment (Only required for Employment Track participants)
  • Comparison of Educational Institutions (Only required for Education Track participants)
  • Budget Worksheet
  • Proof of eBenefits registration
  • O’Net Interest Profiler Career Assessment results
  • Email address of the CO (or Designee) who will conduct your Commander’s Verification

ITP/Self Assessment
Budget Form
Gap Analysis

Brig TRS

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

Spouse Transition Assistance Program (STARS)

This condensed transition training course allows spouses of separating or retiring service members to prepare for life beyond the military. The Family Member Employment Assistance Program (FMEAP) can be contacted for more information regarding scheduled sessions at cpfmeap@usmc.mil.

SkillBridge (In-person service not available at this time)
Start: Mon, Jun 1
Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri, 7am-3:30pm
Available Services:
• Call (442) 288- 5834 or email CPSDP@usmc.mil for appointments or assistance
• SkillBridge support and application submission by email and telephonic only

The SkillBridge Program offers a variety of courses to transitioning Service Members within their last six months of service. All courses train in high-need industries and offer a high probability of securing employment as each course provides job interviews, placements, or certifications. It is best to begin the application process early. To learn more about the SkillBridge Program courses, eligibility, and application procedures, please attend one of our SkillBridge briefs to get all your questions answered. The SkillBridge brief will be held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month in Building 1339, classroom 4 from 11:30am-1:30pm.

SkillBridge Office

Building 13150, Room 311
(760) 725-6517
cpsdp@usmc.mil


Archi’s Institute for Sustainable Agriculture (AISA)

AISA is a 6 week course which focuses on small scale farming, hydroponics, and agribusiness course. This course uses a portion of Service Members GI Bill and is open to Active Duty and Spouses.

POC: Tricia Coates (910) 336-7366 tricia@archisinstitute.com

Website for more information


BMW Military Service Technician Education Program (MSTEP)

MSTEP is a free 16 week training course toward becoming a BMW Service Technician. This course is open to Active Duty.

Active Duty / Free

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


Hiring Our Heroes Corporate Fellowship Program (CFP)

CFP is a 12 week course which offers free mid-to-senior level internships in the Southern California region. Service Member must have at minimum an associate’s degree. This course is open to Active Duty.

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

Website for more information


Home Builder’s Institute (HBI)

HBI is a free 12-week electrical pre-apprenticeship certification training course conducted in Poway, CA.

POC: Grace Major (202) 680-0472; gmajor@hbi.org
www.hbi.org for more information


vMicrosoft Software & Systems Academy (MSSA)

MSSA is a 19 week course has 3 track options: Server and Cloud Administration (networking), Cloud Development (coding), and Cyber Security. These tracks use a portion of the Service Members GI Bill and is open to Active Duty.

POC: Martin Schwab (760) 385-0152; schwa0a8@erau.edu

Website for more information


Onward to Opportunity (O2O)

O2O is a free program offering industry specific training, credentials, and job placement services. This is a hybrid program
(3 days in classroom and 90 days online) that offers a professional certification course with two pathway options: Information Technology and Business Management. This course is open to Active Duty and Spouses. PTAD is only authorized for the 3 days in classroom portion of this cohort.

camppendletono2o@syr.edu

Website for more information, sign up for information session


Veterans in Piping (VIP)

VIP is a free 18 week welding and pipe fitting training that leads to an apprenticeship. This course is open to Active Duty.

POC: Skills Development Program (760) 725-6517; cpsdp@usmc.mil

Website to learn more


Workshops for Warriors (WFW)

WFW is a 16 week course that has 2 tracks: Welding or Machining. These tracks use a portion of the Service Members GI Bill. This course is open to Active Duty.

POC: Keshia Javis-Jones (619) 550-1620; keshia@wfw.org

Website to learn more


Warrior Training Advancement Course (WARTAC)

WARTAC is a 10 week course offers free training toward becoming a Veteran Service Representative with the Department of Veterans Affairs.

POC: SkillBridge Program, (760) 725-6517; cpsdp@usmc.mil


Airstreams Renewables

Airstreams is a 7 week course that trains Service Members to become Energy and Communication Tower Technicians. This course uses a portion of the Service Member’s GI Bill. This course is open to Active Duty.

POC: Eric Aliste (760) 222-6508; eric.aliste@air-streams.com

VA Medical Record Screening
Start: Mon, Jun 1
Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri, 7:30am-4pm
Available Services:
• On-site assistance is not available at this time
• One-on-one appointments can be conducted by phone

Disabled American Veterans (DAV)
Start: Mon, Jun 1
Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri, 7:30am-4pm
Available Services:
• On-site assistance is not available at this time
• One-on-one appointments can be conducted by phone
• Call (760) 725-9482 or email swillingham@dav.org for appointments or assistance

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
Start: Mon, Jun 1
Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri, 7:30am-4pm
Available Services:
• On-site assistance is not available at this time
• One-on-one appointments can be conducted by phone
• Call (619) 455-5179 or email gerardo.vargas@va.gov for appointments or assistance

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
  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)

Optional seminars are provided for Active Duty Service Members and their Spouses.

P&PD California Veteran Resources sponsored by California Transition Assistance Program (CalTAP)

FOR TRANSITIONING SERVICE MEMBERS STAYING IN CALIFORNIA. Free 1-day seminar, geared toward those who have an interest/intention in residing in California after separating. The focus of this seminar is to connect service members and their families with California specific resources to ensure success in civilian life. Topics include veteran benefits, education, employment and entrepreneurship. Taught by subject matter experts who are ready to answer questions. REGISTER HERE

 

P&PD Military Federal Benefits sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

FOR ALL TRANSITIONING SERVICE MEMBERS. Free half-day seminar offering a deeper dive into your military federal benefits. Home loans, GI Bill, disability, and health care will be covered. There will also be time for answering your personalized questions. Taught by subject matter experts from the VA. REGISTER HERE

 

P&PD Business Transition Seminar (BTS) sponsored by Marine Executive Association West (MEA-West)

FOR ALL TRANSITIONING SERVICE MEMBERS. Free 4-day seminar, taught by a variety of senior business executives, provides knowledge, tools, and practical application to thrive in the business world. Learn business organization, culture, expectations, trends, insights, and more. Gain an appreciation for how your unique military skills translate into civilian business roles and get a competitive edge to succeed. Useful transitioning information is also covered. REGISTER HERE

 

P&PD Officers under Twenty (OUT) sponsored by MCCS FOR SEPARATING OFFICERS.

Free 4-hour seminar for Officers leaving active duty with less than 20 years of service. Learn how to market both leadership and management skills obtained on active duty to maximize opportunities in the civilian world. Recruiters and HR representatives share their expertise.
REGISTER HERE

 

P&PD Executive Transition Assistance Seminar (ETAS) sponsored by Marine Executive Association West (MEA-West)

FOR RETIRING MILITARY. Free 3-day seminar tailored for retiring service members entering the corporate world. Topics include resume writing, networking, interviewing and business attire. Highlights include practice interviewing with civilian executives and panel discussions. The program is scheduled around a large hiring event to add value. This fundamental information is critical in preparing for the transition process. REGISTER HERE

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Transition Readiness Program

Bldg 13150 – View Map

Marine & Family Programs HQ

(760) 829-0519
Contact Via Email

Transition Readiness Facilities

Bldg 1339 – View Map

Leatherneck Lanes (Near the Base Theater)

Bldg 1101 – View Map

Mainside Center

Mon–Fri 7am–4pm
Sat/Sun Closed

Career Service Center

Bldg 13150 #308 – View Map

Mainside (Marine & Family Programs HQ)

Mon–Fri 7:30am–5pm
Sat/Sun Closed

(760) 725-4199

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