I attended the LEAN Made EZ weekend course with Russell Levy JD. It was a terrific experience and introduced students to a great deal of relevant resources, especially for veterans and transitioning service members. Highly recommended for anyone who would like to gain invaluable skills that will directly impact your success in the civilian workforce.
As a Wounded Warrior Marine, Veterans Transition Support has giving me tools, advice, and skills in order to succeed the transition from Active Duty to Civilian. I have now received many compliments from interviewers on my resume, and skills I have towards hiring. As of right now, I have opportunities of work in many different fields because of the OSHA and LEAN classes and certifications I have received through Veterans Transition Support. It should also be noted that Russell and the rest of the team at Veterans Transition Support, will go above and beyond in order to help service members, spouses, veterans, and retirees. I thank them entirely in the help they have given me that has put me in the place I am in now and wish to extend my gratitude by helping them along in any way.
Veterans Transition Support goes out of the way to help each and every veteran that they are able to reach by building upon their skills and teaching new, valuable skills that will help to transition to the civilian sector. I attended the OSHA 10-Hour safety course and recommended it to several of my peers after attending. I spoke with one of the leaders about some academic and career advising and was impressed and happy with what they provided me. An organization that set out to help veterans and is successfully carrying out that mission.
Russell Levy and the Veterans Transition Support staff are consummate professionals who deliver top notch training and classes. I have personally benefited from the OSHA 10 Hr Course and the LEAN Program Manager sessions. VTS is very open and receptive to transitioning military personnel and family needs and produce quality support and services. I know of many success stories from those who have been impacted in the most positive way. I highly recommend and endorse VTS. Thanks for who you are and what you do. Keep up the great work.
I highly recommend every courses VTS has to offer. I attended no-cost training on safety and VA compensation claim. I greatly appreciated all the information on VA compensation benefits as far as VA benefits offered to retired military. As far as safety course is concerned, I became aware of the policies involving safety as applied to my current job. A job well done by Russell, Kathy, Miguel and all the other volunteers at Veterans Transition Support to make my transition as seamless as ever.
I attended VTS (on Camp Pendleton) when in-between planning to retire if not selected for next grade/rank. Fortunately, I was selected and promoted. I found that VTS was very helpful by hearing from veterans experience in the transition process, opportunities out there, and networking. The volunteers that provide information, training were very knowledgeable and helpful. I am now stationed at Camp Lejeune and I don't see as many transition training opportunities as the west coast.
Russell L. 06/29/2017
We are hoping as more supporters understand the importance of reaching transitioning military service members before they exit all over this great nation that we will be able to offer transitioning programs at every base
I was pretty clueless as to what I wanted to do after retiring from the military and even earning a Master's degree. I went to one of the weekend courses and it completely changed the trajectory of my career. I have since taken follow-on classes that support the initial course and am now working in that field, a field that I'd never considered before being introduced to this organization.
Thank you for your support and giving me some purpose and meaning in my post-military career.
VTS is an excellent resource for transitioning veterans. Whether it's informative sessions (Filing a VA Claim) or free training (OSHA, security, etc), they're there to help support.
Thanks for the assists !!
Retire Marine. After serving 26 glorious and tough years in the Corps, I was not sure what direction to take in the rest of my professional life and thanks to VTS and all the connections that they have they helped me devise a plan and direction to take my professional life outside the Marine Corps. Thanks to all the VTS folks that continue to support all the military comunity.
Veterans Transition Support sponsors training for transitioning military personnel. This training has proven to be valuable and can make the transitioning person marketable when entering their next career. Russell and Kathy frequently visited the classes and viewed the subject being taught whether in Long Beach or WWB/Camp Pendleton. They are great mentors with the desire to see military personnel succeed in the civilian sector.
Russell helped me get my CDL and my TWIC card befor I got out. Which got me a good paying job when I got out. I currently work for Ryder integrated logistics. We are contracted through xerox and sharp. So we deliver and install copiers. I deliver all over the state of Washington. And parts of Idaho.
I attended a number of free courses hosted by VTS on various topics from OSHA 10, to financial management. From this training I acquired many great tools for finding a career after I separated from the Navy. I learned about the International Union of Elevator Constructors while taking my OSHA 10 certification and 2 months after Separating from the Navy I found myself employed and enrolled in an apprenticeship to become and Elevator Constructor.
I've been in the Corps for about 10 years before finally getting out. I heard about VTS through a couple of buddies who got out before me and they had mentioned how helpful they were. I got some contact information for Mr. Russel Levy. Mr. Levy helped me with a little a more in depth pointers on how I should fill out my resume, provided me a with me programs that would help me better my resume for transitioning to a civilian lifestyle and to this day still provides emails with a list of programs that can further my skills and experience to help me along my journey. Five stars isn't enough for the amount of service this program provides.
This charity has been a great tool for me, as I transitioned to retirement after 27 years in the Corps. Russel Levy has been instrumental in me and a lot of my Marines transition plan. I would definitely recommend this company to anyone that is transitioning. The no-cost courses are detailed and gives you a leg up on others without the courses.
Veterans Transition Support is a great organization committed to assisting service members in any and all aspects of transition. They even assisted me well after my transition.
The service provided is invaluable and highly recommend for all service person and third families. Enough can not be said about this agency! Great job Russell!
I was unemployed getting out of the military since September 2016 until June 2017 and they never gave up on me. Even now that I am employed Russell and every one who can is helping me seek something that pays more for my family and me. The level of commitment to the veteran community is unimaginable and I cannot begin to describe the amount of gratitude I have for this organization.
I got information that would have been helpful years ago. Glad there is someone to help others get the information much sooner!
If you're a transitioning veteran and not really sure what direction you want to go this is a good place to start. They offer some free classes to get yourself started in becoming a more marketable future employee. They also serve as a networking tool for you to met people out there looking to hire vets. I would also take advantage of some of the free class about some benefits like the VA home loan.
Veterans Transition Support services has been and will continue to be an amazing corner stone of our military transition into the civilian sector. They have provided so many avenues for our service members to connect with society both in a ambassador and employment opportunity's. They offered a Occupational Safety & Health Administration class that would have cost the class hundreds of dollars for free, then had their employment connections come in and offer internships/accreditation/apprenticeships and jobs to those who where in transition. They are continuously sending updates to ensure we have the best information available and it shows they truly care for our well being post military service. Although I have not transitioned out of the military yet, they will be the first group I contact when it is time, as they will provide my family and I the best there is to offer.
Adam Van Hoozer