2019 Military, Veterans and Spouses Workforce Readiness Summit

Resource Fair Returns to San Diego to Inspire Veterans to Achieve Their Career Goals - Helping Veterans & Our Military Families to Share – Support – Succeed

The San Diego Veteran’s Coalition and its community partners are hosting San Diego’s 3rd Annual Military, Veterans, & Spouses Workforce Readiness Summit and Resource Fair on Saturday, September 14 at NTC Liberty Station (at the conference center located 2600 Laning Road in Point Loma) from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.

The event is open to active duty military, veterans, and their spouses. Attendees will be able to access and network with 400 military, veteran’s spouses, employers, entrepreneurs, and community resources all under one roof. Over 60 exhibitors will be there covering three zones – education, employment and entrepreneurship.

Back by popular demand is the “Pitch Off Competition” in front of angel investors where the winner could walk away with a $5,000 prize.

Attendees will learn how to: Discover their Career DNA, and how to Choose a Company Versus a Job; Make Yourself Marketable; Choosing a College; Personal Economic Empowerment; Get a 1-on-1 Workforce Readiness Check-up; Access to Capital; Financing Your Education; Get Certified to do Business with the Government; Entrepreneurial Education; Navigating the Entrepreneur Ecosystem, and Franchising as well as networking with local veteran entrepreneurs. This year’s keynote speaker will be Colonel Ted Studdard USMC (Ret) Divisional Staffing Manager, Western Division Merchandising Execution Team, Home Depot (topic: Starting Out from Scratch).

The summit will provide extensive resources to help attendees stay connected and be inspired. Due to its growth in popularity, it is expected to sell out. Fees are $25.00 to register (free for military active duty – use discount code: Msummit2019. Registration includes continental breakfast and lunch. Interested Veteran’s and other military and spouses can register at https://events.nvtsi.org/registration/

Community partners who are making this possible include: San Diego Veterans Coalition, National Veterans Transition Services, Inc aka REBOOT™, Corporate America Supports You (CASU), California Institute of Arts and Technology, the Rosie Network, Veterans Launch, VIB Network, City of San Diego, California Department of General Services (DGS), San Diego Small Business Association (SBA), First Command, Ashford University, USD School of Business, DeVry University, Hire G.I., US Army Soldier for Life, San Diego Workforce Partners, ZeroEightHundred, Bluestar Family, Work 4 Warriors, Southern Utah University, Point Loma Nazarene University, Jersey Mike’s, Riverside Sheriff’s Department, Hobart Services, SanDiegoVeteransMagazine.com, to name a few.

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Originally from upstate New York, Dani Schwartz has lived in Coronado since 1996. She is thrilled to call Coronado home and raise her two children here. In her free time enjoys hitting the gym, reading, and walking her dog around the “island.”Have news to share? Send tips, story ideas or letters to the editor to: manager@coronadotimes.com