Classes Workshops & Events

All workshops and events are provided by the Career Resource Management Center (CRMC) at MCAS-Yuma. The workshops are open to all active duty service members, spouses, family members, and retirees. Registration is required to attend all classes. Please contact the CRMC Office at 928-269-5181 or 928-269-3150.

BOOTS TO BUSINESS ENTREPRENEURSHIP TRACK

A seminar facilitated by the Small Business Administration (SBA) for Marines interested in pursuing self-employment in the private or non-profit sector.  This course will teach Marines about the challenges faced by entrepreneurs, the benefits and realities of entrepreneurship, and the steps toward business.

2018 Boots to Business Schedule

 

ACCESSING HIGHER EDUCATION

A seminar facilitated by P&PD staff which guides the Marine through the variety of decisions involved in choosing a college, degree program, the admissions process, and funding options. The expected outcome is to transition to a higher education institution.

2018 Accessing Higher Education Schedule

 

CAREER TECHNICAL TRAINING/ FAST TRACK TO EMPLOYMENT

A two-day class that provides guidance in selecting a technical field and school, starting the application process and funding considerations.

2018 Career Technical Training Track Schedule

 

VA CLAIMS PROCESSING 

A Veterans Affairs (VA) Claims Representative will be at MCAS Yuma once a month to accept claims for VA Disability Benefits. For more information, contact 928-269-3172.

 

CAREER AND EDUCATION FAIR

Held once a year at MCAS Yuma.  National and local employers are present looking to hire veterans. Colleges, universities, as well as career and technical schools, are also present to answer questions.

 

PRE-SEPARATION COUNSELING

Pre-Separation Counseling is a mandatory briefing that must be attended before attending the Transition Readiness Seminar (TRS).  Benefits you may have earned and information on services and programs that will assist you with your transition to civilian life will be covered.  The Pre-Separation Counseling brief takes place every Wednesday (except holidays) at 1600 in building 852.

Date: Wednesday (except holiday) Time: 1600-1730 Location: Bldg. 852

 

TRANSITION READINESS SEMINAR (SEPARATIONS)

A five-day mandatory training to be taken 12-14 months prior to separation, but no less than 180 days.  TRS provides information and training to ensure service members are prepared for their next step in life whether pursuing additional education finding a job or starting their own business. (MCO 1700.31)
For more information, see also: Transition Readiness Seminar

2018 Transition Readiness Seminar Schedule

 

TRANSITION READINESS SEMINAR (RETIREMENT)

A five-day mandatory training to be taken 24 months prior to retirement, but no less than 180 days.  TRS provides information and training to ensure service members are prepared for their next step in life whether pursuing additional education finding a job or starting their own business. (MCO 1700.31)
For more information, see also: Transition Readiness Seminar

2018 Transition Readiness Seminar Schedule

 

PERSONAL READINESS SEMINAR

Required training for all Marines within 90 days of arrival at their First Permanent Duty Station.  This five-hour brief provides information on resources and programs you can use to develop your education, training, and experience throughout your career.  See us at the Welcome Aboard or call the CRMC staff at 928-269-3150 to get started.  (MCO 1700.31 Encl. 7)
For more information, see also: Personal Readiness Seminar

2018 Personal Readiness Seminar Schedule

 

Family Member Assistance Program Workshops & Events

The following workshops and events are facilitated by the Family Member Assistance Program (FMEAP). The workshops are open to all, spouses, family members, active duty service members, retirees and DOD civilian employees. Registration is appreciated, walk-ins are welcome upon availability. For more information please contact our FMEAP office 928 269-2680. 

SPOUSE TRANSITION AND READINESS SEMINAR (STARS) 

2-hour Workshop, 1300-1500

The Spouse Transition and Readiness Seminar (S.T.A.R.S.) is an informational workshop designed to provide spouses of retiring or separating Service Members the opportunity to gain valuable knowledge of resources and pressing information as it relates to the upcoming transition. A panel of subject matter experts regarding topics such as education and career programs, benefits and entitlements, and financial considerations, will be on hand to ensure that the transition from a military to a civilian lifestyle is as smooth as possible.

 

RESUME WRITING (PRIVATE SECTOR) 

A 6 hour, 2 part class: (It is recommended to bring your own laptop)

0900-1100: Covers information on the different resume styles, how to develop a master resume and how to put your education, experience, and background together to put together an effective private sector/civilian resume. 

1300-1530: Provides hands-on resume development assistance; for many job seekers, preparing a resume is the first critical step in the job search process; learn how to target your skills and prepare a resume that will make a positive impression on prospective employers.

 

10 STEPS TO A FEDERAL JOB (FEDERAL RESUME)

 A 5.5 hour, 2 part class

0900-1130: Civil service is an especially attractive employment route for the military community; this session will cover the different federal agencies, GS pay scale, veteran’s preference, military spouse preference and other federal employment information.  

1300-1400: Participants will have the opportunity to navigate USAJOBS, learn how to use the resume builder, assistance in writing a federal resume, information general federal selection and how the hiring process works.  A must, if you are considering civil service.

 

INTERVIEW TECHNIQUES

2-hour class  1000-1200

Know the game – Win the job! The resume gets you the interview; the interview gets you the job!  You will learn how to dress for success, what to say, what to ask, research employers effectively, practice commonly asked interview questions and how to answer them competently, handle difficult and unexpected questions, and apply proper etiquette and body language. Designed to prepare you to interview effectively and confidently for employment.