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.
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 !!
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.