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  • Free Aug. 6 workshop for veterans focuses on opportunities in electric utilities

    Aug 01, 2013 | Read More News
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    Military veterans can learn about the Get into Energy Program and how to prepare for a job in the electrical utility field at a free workshop on Tuesday, Aug. 6, at the Kino Veterans’ Workforce Center, 2801 E. Ajo Way.

    One-Stop Career CenterPima Community College has partnered with Tucson Electric Power to offer internships and apprenticeships to students in the program.

    Participants in the program have an opportunity to earn two nationally recognized certificates: a Career Readiness Certificate and an Energy Industry Fundamentals Certificate.

    The Pima Community College presentation begins at 8:30 a.m.

    The workshop will also assist veterans in assessing how skills learned or developed in military service transfer to civilian career choices until 3:30 p.m. To sign up or obtain more information, please call (520) 740-4646 or (520) 243-6700.

    Career Exploration for Veterans workshops are held every other Tuesday at the Kino Veterans’ Workforce Center. For more information, please visit the Kino Veterans’ Workforce Center online.

    Pima County One-Stop Career Center opened the Kino Veterans’ Workforce Center last year to help military veterans find jobs and get training, benefits and support services; and to help employers hire veterans.

    One-Stop’s partners in the Center include the U.S. Departments of Labor, Defense and Veterans Affairs; the Arizona Departments of Veterans Services and Economic Security; Pima Community College; Community Partnership of Southern Arizona and Rally Point; CODAC/Comin’ Home; Tucson Veterans Serving Veterans; Salvation Army; Old Pueblo Community Services; Primavera Foundation; the Arizona Veterans Commission; SER Jobs for Progress; and local employers.

    The Kino Veterans’ Workforce Center offers:
    • Peer support, drop-in and welcome
    • Career counseling and job search assistance
    • Help with resumes, interview and phone techniques
    • Skill and aptitude assessments
    • Computer labs and office equipment
    • Behavioral health services and recovery
    • Occupational skills training
    • Adult education, tutoring and study skills
    • Benefits counseling and claims assistance – education, medical care, disability
    • Assistance with housing and other basic needs during transition to employment
    • Business recruitment and workforce training assistance