News veterans can use:  Education and Job links.

Free online training for veterans   Coursera provides all Veterans with one free certificate upon completion of any of the over 800 Coursera courses that you chose to take.   Coursera provides universal access to the world’s best education, partnering with top universities and organizations to offer courses online.   Sign up and start taking courses today at the Veterans Employment Center.  After signing up you will be issued veteran credential after which you can sign in to Coursera and register for courses.

Free Premium Job Seeker LinkedIn Subscription.  The world’s largest professional network is stepping up for Veterans. Sign up now for a free, one-year Job Seeker subscription.

Resume Template.  Time.com provides a resume design and word template you can download to make your resume stand out in 2016.

Veterans Job Bank.  Search for jobs using the VA’s Job Search website.   

Transition GPS Training.  Learn how to align your goals with your future career.  This standalone Joint Knowledge Online course is available for veterans and family members.  Courseware includes lessons on AN employment workshop, federal employment and entrepreneur track self employment.

Social media and your job search.  Here is an informative article from the what hiring managers are looking for when they view your social profile. Social Screening_ What Hiring Managers Look for On Social Media

College Comparison Tool.  The VA has a website tool that can assist veterans to determine their educational GI Bill benefits based upon a specific school.   Enter the school name to find out tuition, housing and books dollar amount covered by the different GI Bill educational benefits.

Ventura County Veteran Memorials incl highways.  A brief on the location of Veterans Memorials in Ventura County.  Brief was created by volunteers at GCVF as a community service.

Events and Service provider links.  

Veterans Calendar.  Check out our Ventura County veterans’ calendar via the calendar button on the header bar and follow us on Facebook to learn more about local veterans services, programs and opportunities.

Veterans Benefits.   Ventura County Veterans Service Office has VA certified claims representatives to assist you with your VA claim.  Here is a link for their field office locations throughout the county.

California Drivers License with veteran designation are available.  Follow the link for the DMV form and verification process 2016 version v01.12.16 (1) to learn how to purchase this license from DMV.

eBenefits.  This VA website provides access to information on benefits, healthcare, education, and jobs.  Once you are registered, you will find this site can be useful for managing your VA benefits, too.

PTSD Resources.  U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has a website for veterans to connect with others who are dealing with issues stemming from military combat and service.   You can search for experiences similar to yours and connect with other veterans at Make the Connection.net.  The Vet Center offers readjustment counseling at no cost.  Link to the Vet Center’s Ventura office location and hours.

VA Oxnard Community-Based Outpatient Clinic.   VA Healthcare services available include: Primary Care, Women’s Health, Dietetics (Dietician), Physical Therapy, Mental Health, Clinical Pharmacy Specialists limited to anticoagulation and diabetic case management, Telehealth (mental health, retinal and audiology), Laboratory, and Radiology.   Here is the link to the Oxnard Community-Based Outpatient Clinic location and additional information. 

Vet Center – Ventura.  The VA Vet Center in Ventura provides support to combat veterans with counseling and support groups.  To learn more or schedule an appointment call (805) 585-1860.  

VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System.   This is the VA’s regional office for Ventura County’s VA services.  Click here for their address, phone number, additional information on services and directions to the West LA campus and Sepulveda Ambulatory Care facility.

Newsletter -June 2016.  Read the latest news from the Veterans Connection.

Event Highlights

GCVF’s 11th Annual Charity Golf Tournament.     DATE: Monday, October 24th.   LOCATION: Spanish Hills Country Club in Camarillo. You are invited to play in our 11th annual golf tournament in honor of our veterans in need.  Proceeds go to the GCVF Veterans Connection.   Call (805) 482-6550 for more info or visit http://gcvf.org/events/ to register.

EDD Veterans Job and Career Orientation.     DATE: Second Tuesday of the month.  Next orientation is on Sep 13, 2016.  TIME:  8:15 am to 12 pm.   LOCATION: Gold Coast Veterans Foundation, 4001 Mission Oaks Blvd, Suite D, Camarillo.   EDD holds Veterans Orientation honoring our service men and women.   Representatives from VA Veterans Center, Ventura County Veterans Service Office and EDD Workforce Services Veterans Service Program will be present.  Call EDD at (818) 596-4418 for more information.   Gold Coast Veterans Foundation is hosting EDD for a couple months while there facilities are renovated.  Admission is free to veterans.

Veterans Connection   DATE: Monday through Friday.   TIME: Mon to Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.  LOCATION: 4001 Mission Oaks Blvd, Suite D, Camarillo, CA.  Our Veterans Connection program is a one stop shop for veteran services in Camarillo, CA.  Find information on local veterans services, programs and opportunities.  Talk to veterans who care.  Call (805) 482-6550 or email GCVFinfo@gmail.com to find assistance.  We are looking for a few good volunteers too.  If you do not have time to volunteer and you would like to join our wonderful supporters and help our local veterans, Donate now.

VA Claims Representative available for walk in appointments.  DATE: Every Wednesday.   TIME: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Claims representative assists veterans and their family members file claims and applications with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the California Department of Veterans Affairs.   LOCATION: 4001 Mission Oaks Blvd, Suite D, Camarillo, CA.  Walk in appointments are available on a first come first served basis on Wednesdays.  See flyer for other field office locations  2016-03-30_NEW_VeteranServicesFieldOfficeHours.

Financial Coaching.  Do you need to repair your credit history or save for a large purchase or an investment?  The Armed Forces Services Corporation provides financial coaching to veterans for free.  Call Lucia Trujillo at (805) 335-0383 to make an appointment.   Follow the link for the Duffle Bag May 2016 newsletter financial tips and advice.

Watch our GCVF Flag Replacement Ceremony video  and read about the Veterans Day ceremony at the Ventura County Veterans Memorial by selecting the link.

A special thanks to our “Friends of Gold Coast Veterans Foundation” supporters: 

Martin V. and Martha K. Smith Foundation
Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors Foundation
Amgen Foundation
Hulbert Johnson Charitable Trust
Knights of Columbus, Simi Valley – St. Peter’s Claver, Council 9410
PriceWaterhouseCoopers
UBS
Ernst & Young
Meadowlark Service League
Pershing Prime Services
Porsche Club of America, Santa Barbara Region
Southern California Edison
United Methodist Church of Westlake Village
Gene Haas Foundation
Rotary Club of Simi Sunrise
Rosewood Dental Group
101 Telco Solutions
Los Hermanos Service Group