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Nonprofit Overview

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. 167 Veterans Transition Support clients have landed jobs worth $8,479,200 in first year salaries. 1,728 veterans were provided with OSHA 10 Hour Safety Training and 30 veterans were provided with OSHA 30 Hour Safety Training at no cost to the veteran that would have cost $190,000 if purchased individually; 317 veterans were provided LEAN Continuous Improvement Training at no cost to the veteran; 574 veterans attended the “Preparing to File a VA Disability Claim” course at no cost to the veteran; 251 veterans attended the "VA Home Loan Benefit" course at no cost to the veteran; 49 veterans attended Interviewing and Networking Events coordinated with veteran friendly companies; 38 unemployed veterans were provided with 87 gas cards, gift cards, and bus passes ($2175) to help them commute to training courses or to jobs they landed, 2 veterans were provided with license and registration fees, and 37 veterans were provided with business attire at no cost. 60 veterans were provided with “No Cost 15-day Armed Security Officer” training.

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

53 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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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.

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!

Donor

Rating: 5

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

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.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Russell, Kathy and the VTS team have done and gone above and beyond for the veterans, myself included.
I currently hold a professional certificate from UCSD in Occupational Safety and Health that started with the Free 10 Hr OSHA class from VST. I then received my 30 Hr OSHA, and 30 Hr Construction safety (EM385 1-1).
Now, because of their unmatched support, the UCSD certification made me an Authorized Outreach OSHA Trainer in General Industry.
Not only this phenomenonal and unique opportunity added valued training and experience, it also aided me in making my curent job more effective in the Marines.
Thank you for everything you've done for me and other veterans.
Semper Fi!
Juan G. Pena
MSgt USMC

Client Served

Rating: 5

The staff and volunteers of VTS go above and beyond ensuring Veterans transition successfully

Client Served

Rating: 5

VTS is a great organization and what I believe is a tremendous benefit for all transitioning service members who participate. Russell and his team actually care about offering service members a head start on earning valuable skills needed for a variety of industries. I have taken a couple of courses through the VTS program including the LEAN no-cost course which provided valuable insight that I will utilize in earning my LLSGB certification. My only regret is that I did not know about this support sooner and had to move out of the area before I could utilize additional courses. Thank you Russell and the VTS team for all your support! Please continue the great work-- Jodie Brown

Client Served

Rating: 5

Excellent helped me get the OSHA cert I was seeking. Good environment, and helpful staff.

Client Served

Rating: 5

1/2 I took thier resume class, OSHA, and VA classes. They demystified all three for me. I recommend their classes to any veteran transitioning away from the

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a U.S. Navy Veteran and Retired Reservist. Russell's courses helped me stay motivated when I was looking for a job. His professional and sincere caring attitude gave me the strength to keep my chin up and not give up. He is always giving 110% percent of his attention and time to his students and the veterans that need him the most. I highly recommend any U.S. Military Veteran's to sign up and attend his courses especially those that are transitioning back to civilian life. Bravo Zulu to VTS and Russell Levy keep up the stellar work, and thank you Kathy too.

Very Respectfully,
Herbert Y. Garza, PO2
U.S. Navy Retired

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Client Served

Rating: 5

It's my personal honour to write words confirming the excellent works of this nonprofit. My family and I have been so blessed and have greatly benefited by the works and ongoings of this fine organisation. I have no complaints, my opinion on improvement is "keep on keeping on"! Thank you!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

The "Veterans Transition Support " team helped me directly to find a full time job .I`ve been employed for the past 2 years and like my work.
Thanks

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Veterans Transition Support helped me find a full time position as Armed Guard using my military skills and experience. Highly recommended. Thanks

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I attended the OHSA -10 and gained a lot of valuable knowledge as well as great advice. I recommended this course to my junior Sailors. I plan to take more of the courses they offer. An organization that truly cares about our veterans! Thank you VTS team!

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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 have recently got married to a marines and moved to my husbands duty station. I have to leave my own career to be with him. It was a supposed to be a difficult transition but because of the Veterans Transition support, I am able to receive additional training and certificates and able to network while searching on a new career. The no cost certificates and training assisted me on gaining certificates to fill my employment gaps. With me being able to focus on our new family and being with my husband, I believe my husband is more focused on his challenges on his career and missions.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.