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Causes: Job Training, Military & Veterans Organizations, Veterans, Vocational Counseling

Mission: The mission of the all-volunteer Veterans Transition Support nonprofit is to close the gap between military service and civilian life by removing the current barriers to employment for homeless veterans, unemployed veterans and transitioning military service members through job training, one-on-one job search mentoring, and sponsorship of employment related resources to sustain the jobs they land.

Results: The current Veterans Transition Support activity includes providing no cost resume writing, job training, job search assistance, professional credentials, networking to veteran friendly corporations, and sponsorship of free work clothes, gas cards, and bus passes to help veterans sustain the jobs they land. 100% of the 326 Veterans Transition Support clients who asked for 1 on 1 employment assistance have landed jobs worth $16,678,700 in first year salaries. 1,728 veterans were provided with OSHA 10 Hour Safety Training and 498 veterans were provided with OSHA 30 Hour Safety Training at no cost to the veteran that would have cost $433,512.00 if purchased individually since 2014 1906 veterans were provided LEAN Continuous Improvement Training at no cost to the veteran since 2014 988 veterans attended the “Preparing to File a VA Disability Claim” course at no cost to the veteran since 2015 723 veterans attended the "VA Home Loan Benefit" course at no cost to the veteran since 2016 148 veterans were provided with “No Cost 15-day Armed Security Officer” training since 2016 177 veterans were provided with "10 Day Logistics & Supply Chain Professional" courses since 2016 98 veterans received $6800 in gas/food card support since 2016

Target demographics: Veterans Transition from military to civilian life seamlessly by removing current barriers to employment

Direct beneficiaries per year: 945 Veterans with One-on-One Coaching, Civilian Training, Job Placement and Veteran Resources

Geographic areas served: Veterans Transition Support (VTS) is an Orange County & San Diego County California based 501(c)(3) Nonprofit created specifically to help transitioning service members and veterans bridge the gap from military life into civilian life.

Programs: Veteran Career Management Work shops, OSHA Training Courses, Guard Card Training, civilian certification courses, Business Networking mixers, On-Boarding support such as gas cards to get to work until first paycheck, Bus passes, business related equipment to get the job, or to do the job, Mock interviews, Resume writing, VA Work Study, MSW Work Study programs for Veteran Outreach.

Community Stories

68 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have had the pleasure of getting to participate in the different programs offered by the Veterans Transition Support (VTS) here in my local area. The staff have really impacted not only myself but the people I care about and educated us on important subjects to lead us to success. I would say that one improvement would be to get them more funding, given they are a non-profit, this would allow them to offer even more programs and continue to serve the community in a great way.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Providing valuable skills to transitioning service members.

Client Served

Rating: 4

The Veterans transition support organization does a phenomenal job working with veterans. Everything from the courses they offer to the one on one mentorship and guidance the provide. The only thing that I wish that they could improve on is offer more course/support to veterans. or be able to advertise more about what they do. I only heard about them through word of mouth.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Very personable and outgoing. Highly approachable and willing to spend time to assist with advice or career advice. They constantly encourage networking and helping others highly recommend.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

VTS is very informative and supportive for those of us who are transitioning to civilian life. I never knew there were so many opportunities out there

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This nonprofit is helping so many people in transitioning their lives from military to civilian, providing learning, training and a higher standard of education for me and others to be more marketable and and ready for the civilian workforce. The hospitality is so great, a lot of snacks, beverages, fruits and food always been provided. I don't have to go but lunch or anything. The training environment is always clean and accommodating. The only improvement is to just continue doing what they are doing. Thank you Mr. Russel, Ms. Kathy and staff.

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Kathy-VTS 09/10/2019

Thank you for your kind words. It is an honor serving those who have served.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The sharing of experiences is what gets the students. Make it more interactive with the students.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Bringing in top-notch professionals from the field. This trainers/experts are able to share real world situations.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Amazing knowledge and very helpful in understanding all aspects of safety!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Best training in a long time..... A+ 5stars

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The amount of opportunities VTS allows veterans in regards to transitioning out of service is absolutely amazing. I recomend VTS to everyone I know, and look forward to taking more classes with them.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

They are doing such an amazing job here and helping us Veterans and Active service members get an advantage in the civilian workplace and become life changers!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

All instructors were subject matter experts on OSHA standards and applications.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This is a great course I have taken all the classes that the VTS has offered I really like this course.What I would improve is that first I would have more class participation.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I really enjoy volunteering with VTS. This organization cares about Veterans and their families.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with Veterans Transition Support since 2104. This organization and the volunteers care about training transitioning Veterans success

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I can’t say enough good things about Russell, VTS and Tri County Career Academy. Their LEAN and OSHA courses helped me immensely in my job search and during interviews, and were a key part of my successful transition. I strongly urge every transitioning service member to take advantage of the outstanding opportunities they offer.

Thank you Russell and VTS team!

-Tom Rees, USMC

Client Served

Rating: 5

I'm totally pleased with Russ Levy veterans transition achievements at Camp Pendelton.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

They have the easiest and most applicable transition needs for many people who are getting out of the military. I am very grateful that were there for me and still are and are there for those after me great job!

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Donor

Rating: 5

They are helping so many service members transition way better than the Marine Corps TAP program ever could.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Russel and the VTS team bring their "A" Game!!!!!! I went to the "Lean" Class and WOW!!!!! I told my Commanding Officer about it and showed the Value Stream Mapping Technique and they want VTS to come and do a team building exercise (LEAN) with our whole command. They are the BEST!!!! Thank you so much cant wait to attend your next class!!!! True Motivator with the Soft Skills to implement Change in the transition process.