The Transition Readiness Program (TRP) encompasses all transition programs, services, and benefits available to active-duty Marines, separating or retiring, and their families. The program provides separating/retiring service members and their families with the skills, tools, and self-confidence necessary to ensure successful re-entry into the civilian world.

TRANSITION READINESS SEMINAR (TRS)
Transition assistance services prepare separating Marines and their families with the skills, tools, resources, and education necessary to make successful transition into the civilian workforce. TRS is also intended to improve individual quality of life, enhance personal and family readiness, and return solid citizens to the civilian community.

EMPLOYMENT WORKSHOPS

INTERVIEW SKILLS

  • Understanding the interview process
  • Winning interview techniques
  • How to market yourself
  • Dress for success

USAJOBS

  • Navigating USAJobs
  • Writing an effective federal resume
  • Applying for General Schedule (GS) positions
  • Veteran and military spouse preference

PRIVATE SECTOR RESUME AND COVER LETTER

  • Purpose of a resume
  • Creating an effective resume
  • Resume formats
  • Keywords, not buzzwords
  • Master resume vs targeted resume

Open to all active duty, reservists, retirees, DoD employees, and their family members. To register, call: (619) 524-0035/1283/8440

FLYERS

BOOTS TO BUSINESS TRACK
IS SMALL BUSINESS OWNERSHIP FOR YOU?
During this two-day intensive training workshop you will formulate an awareness of business basics which will enhance your future business planning efforts, the workshop is offered in collaboration with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF), the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

ACCESSING HIGHER EDUCATION TRACK
Service members who are interested in attending the Higher Education Track will receive guidance to prepare for the college application process.

The Higher Education Track addresses such topics as:

  • Identifying one’s educational goals
  • Education funding
  • Researching and comparing institutions
CAREER TECHNICAL TRAINING TRACK (CTTT)
Still trying to hammer out the details for landing that perfect Vocational Career and not sure where to start? P&PD invites you to attend our two day Career Technical Training Track workshop. This workshop is free and open to active military members, reservists, family members, military retirees, DoD Civilians, and any other authorized patron.

MILITARY TRANSITION: THE SPOUSE EDITION
SPOUSE TRANSITION AND READINESS SEMINAR (S.T.A.R.S)
Spouses it is your chance to ask experts about what to expect when your Marine or Sailor retires or separates from active duty service. Stay informed about your family’s benefits, entitlements, health care insurance and VA benefits. Receive tips and resources to assist you in making plans for your future and prepare for life beyond the military!

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Career Resource Management Center (CRMC)
(619) 524-1283

Mina Threat
Transition and Career Resource Manager
(619) 524-1283
mina.threat@usmc.mil

James Stewart
Personal and Professional Development Program Advisor
(619) 524-0035

Personal & Professional Development
4025 Tripoli Avenue
Building 14
San Diego, CA 92140

Hours
Monday – Friday
0730 – 1600

FAX
(619) 524-0036

MCRD Department of Veteran’s Affairs Office
Personal and Professional Development
4025 Tripoli Avenue, Bldg 14
San Diego, CA 92140

Please come in and ask questions about your benefits: Education, Medical, Home Loans and much more!

Shaon Rillon
Veterans Services Representative
(619) 524-8233
shaon.rillon@va.gov

Hours
Monday – Friday
0730 – 1600
Appointments recommended.

Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling
Personal and Professional Development
4025 Tripoli Avenue, Bldg. 14
San Diego, CA 92140

Jennifer Reichard, MS, CRC
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
(619) 524-0675
jennifer.reichard@va.gov

Walk-ins
Monday – Thursday
0800-1100

Appointments
Monday – Friday
1300- 1500