PROJECT TRANSITION USA
HELP US KEEP MORE OF OUR TRANSITIONING SERVICE MEMBERS HERE IN TAMPA BAY!
It’s sad but true – LinkedIn is the #1 employment and professional networking tool in the civilian world, but it’s virtually unknown to our transitioning U.S. military troops!
Although many of our U.S. troops have high-level technical and leadership skills, they know very few civilians. Business networking is a new concept, so they have great difficulty discovering where their skills will best fit in.
Project Transition USA, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, is the only organization that focuses on teaching our U.S. military heroes how to use LinkedIn to form new alliances and find their next mission – a meaningful and rewarding civilian career!
We were the first to conduct a LinkedIn Job Search Workshop for active duty troops and families on any U.S. military base worldwide on November 16, 2012, at MacDill AFB.
Since then over 2,500 transitioning troops have successfully completed our free monthly training on MacDill, and our Tampa Bay Business Community has benefited dramatically as a result.
Veteran success stories abound with local employers such as Amazon, PwC, ConnectWise, and Moffit Cancer Center – while many other attendees have found employment with more distant companies such as Disney and Tesla.
OUR NEW VETERAN SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
The goal of this new program is to provide advanced, one-on-one training to transitioning U.S. military and their spouses from MacDill AFB, who want to stay in Tampa Bay. Many of our workshop attendees who are nearing retirement need more training than our monthly, 7-hour LinkedIn training can provide!
NANCY LAINE, CO-FOUNDER & PRESIDENT
Project Transition USA was co-founded by Nancy Laine, daughter of an Army Chaplain. An expert LinkedIN trainer for over 10 years, she began teaching LinkedIN to the military after being asked to do so by military leaders who had struggled during their own transition.
We intend to expand our paid team of “Veterans Training Veterans”!
TESTIMONIALS FROM MACDILL AFB GRADS:
“I honestly don’t think I’d be where I am now if I wasn’t so active on LinkedIn – it’s a powerful tool that works! I networked with folks currently in the position I was interested in, and that’s what led me to getting noticed by Amazon.”– Leon Snow, Amazon
“Little did I know PTUSA’s LinkedIn class on MacDill AFB would prepare me for a successful interview with Tesla! They helped me set up a professional profile that caught Tesla’s eye – and many other companies as well!” – Jarod Castenada, Tesla