Transition Center Services

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The Veterans' Assistance Commission of Madison County Inc. gives assistance to Veterans in their transition endeavors. Current job openings and job fairs being held throughout the region are posted in the office and will be provided to Veterans upon request. Upcoming job fairs, recruitment events, and business expos also are listed below.

Complete the VAC Job Ready Questionnaire by clicking the icon below: 
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Transition Center-Related Services:

  • Current job/career fair information
  • Current employment/job boards
  • Community resource and transition meetings
  • Specialized referrals to community agencies
  • Customized transition planning
  • Community outreach and engagement planning
  • Transportation assistance (bus tokens)
  • Computer lab

Documentation Typically Needed to Assist in Employment-Related Services:

  • Résumé draft for Madison County Employment and Training for review and/or development
  • Previous employment history

Transition Center Eligibility Requirements:

  • True certified copy of DD-214 (discharge papers from the military with last discharge of Honorable)
  • Valid e-mail address for employment applications and searches
  • Registered accounts with Southwestern Illinois workNet Center and Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) Illinois Skills Match

Helpful Information:

Upcoming Job Fairs, Recruitment Events, and Business Expos:

The Veterans' Assistance Commission of Madison County Inc. will post job fairs, recruitments events, and business expos in the local area as it receives information. The schedule of events is subject to change. Prior to attending any of these events, you are strongly encouraged to confirm the companies that are participating. Here are some events being held in 2016:

July 2017
July 2017 List of Job Fairs (PDF)

Granite City Job Fair
Southwestern Illinois College
Sam Wolf Granite City Campus
4950 Maryville Road Granite City, IL 62040
July 28, 2017
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

SAS Retail Services (PDF)
Collinsville VFW
1234 Vandalia Street, Collinsville, IL 62234
July 27, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Ask the Experts Seminar (PDF)
Missouri Job Center of St. Charles County   
212 Turner Boulevard, St. Peters, MO 63376
July 25, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

WIS International (PDF)
Wood River WorkNet Center
101 E. Edwardsville, Wood River, IL 62095
July 25, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Syncreon Job Fair (PDF)
Edison’s  
2477 S. State RTE 157, Edwardsville. IL 62025
July 14, 2017
11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

DAV Recruit Military Veterans' Job Fair (PDF)
Chaifetz Arena at St. Louis University
1 South Compton Avenue, St. Louis, MO  63103
July 13, 2017
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Illinois Central School bus Employer Workshop (PDF)
IDES Office 
4519 W. Main St., Belleville, IL 62223
July 13, 2017
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Imperial Manufacturing Group (PDF)
East Alton DHS Offce 
608 West St. Louis Avenue, East Alton, IL 62024
July 12, 2017
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

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