AMVETS Veterans Career Center

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AMVETS Veterans Career Center Grand Opening in on Saturday, 20 April 2013 from 0900 – 1300 hours. [Days/Hours of operations thereafter: Mondays – Saturdays (0900 – 1300 hours)].

Location:  Oahu Veterans Center, 1298 Kukila Steet, Honolulu, HI 96818

The goal of AMVETS Career Centers is to help veterans and service members succeed in their chosen careers. We provide access to a full range of career, training, and employment services. Although some individual career centers may not provide all the services listed, another career center or local service provider will be able to assist.

Career Assessment and Exploration Career assessments are generally paper/pencil or Internet-based tests which help veterans identify their career interests and goals. A veteran works with a career coach to select appropriate career assessments and discuss the results of the tests.  Career exploration refers to information about specific careers, such as job outlook, training requirements, working conditions, and typical salaries.  When used together, career assessment and career exploration helps veterans identify the gap between where they currently are in their careers and where they want to be. Veterans can use this information to set goals and develop personal career development plans.

Training AMVETS Career Centers provide hundreds of Internet-based courses which can be completed with internet access. The courses are provided through a partnership with Mindleaders, one of the world’s largest developers of Internet-based training. The AMVETS/Mindleaders courses include catalogs of the following: Business Courses on the latest desktop technology such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Flash, as well as professional development and business skills topics such as business ethics, sexual harassment, customer service, and leadership.

Technical: includes courses on the latest computer technologies, including .NET, SQL Server, Java, XML, CompTIA, Cisco, Linux, UNIX, and Visual Basic. It also includes training on the most common legacy applications used by major enterprises, including CICS, COBOL, JCL, MVS, and VSAM. In addition, courses on the latest computer technologies, such as SQL Server, Java and XML, and industry certifications such as Microsoft, CompTIA and Cisco.

Health and Safety Courses cover the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines are designed to provide an outline for companies to establish appropriate processes and procedures to ensure the health and safety of their employees and customers.

Our AMVETS Career Center Internet-based courses are free to eligible veterans and service members. The entire catalog of courses can be viewed at a local career center, or at the Mindleaders website. Upon registration, the student receives a User ID and password to access the course. Each course is available for one year from the date of registration and can be re-taken as often as needed during the course year.

Licensure and Certification Licensure and Certification refers to civilian credentials which are mandatory, or highly recommended, before employment can be offered. We focus specifically on credentials that reflect the skills veterans learned while in the military.  If a veteran or service member can show that he or she is qualified for a civilian credential, AMVETS Career Centers will help pay for any required testing, certification or license fees.

Job Search and Placement Each career center provides computer-based résumé writing services and personalized résumé assistance is available if needed. Career coaches can help you develop the job search and educate you on interviewing and salary negotiation skills. Furthermore, coaches will assist in developing an effective job search strategy.

For more information, email us at and/or email Commander Donovan Lazarus at

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