Welcome to Veterans Employment and Training Services (VETS) Program! 

At Interfaith Community Services, we proudly encourage our Veterans through the VETS program, a transformative initiative primarily funded by the State of California Economic Development Department, Equity Target Population Fund (ETPF). Each year, we positively impact approximately 100 Veterans, guiding them towards meaningful careers in target industries. 

What We Offer: 

  • Vocational Case Management:  

We guide veterans through personalized service plans, helping them identify skills, preferences, and potential career paths. Financial assistance is available to navigate career paths in priority sectors. 


  • Education and Training Scholarships:  

Our program provides scholarships for education and training in priority sectors, ensuring veterans are equipped with the skills needed for quality jobs. 


  • Supportive Services:  

Beyond employment assistance, we address the holistic needs of veterans and their families. From mental health counseling to housing stability, family support, and more, we’re here to nurture every aspect of their journey. 

Navigating Your Journey: (or Identify Your Path) 

Veterans are encouraged to explore their skills and preferences through CalJOB Assessments, ONet Interest Profiler, ONet Military Crosswalk, and Career One Stop Skills & Interest. Co-enrollment in CalJOBS is essential for eligibility in the ETPF program. 

Financial Assistance and Scholarships: 

The ETPF Program provides crucial support for education and employment expenses, as well as comprehensive employment development assistance. Our primary goal is to assist Veterans in securing employment that allows them to thrive and have a fulfilling livelihood. 

Scholarships are available for training and employment in the following priority sectors: 

  1. Advanced Manufacturing 
  2. Clean Energy 
  3. Health Care 
  4. Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)  
  5. Digital Media  
  6. Life Sciences  
  7. Biotechnology  


How to Get Started: 

Our primary goal is to support veterans in securing living-wage employment in thriving industries. The journey begins with completing our electronic interest form/referral screening. 

Accessing our services is simple—complete the electronic interest form/referral screening to kickstart your journey toward a fulfilling and sustainable career. 

Eligibility Requirements: 

To access our services, veterans must: 

  • Veteran residing in San Diego County. 
  • Unemployed/underemployed or recently separated from service within the last 4 years. 
  • DD214 showing discharge status. 
  • Must have been discharged under conditions other than dishonorable. 
  • At least one (1) day of active duty service. 
  • Valid ID & Social Security Card. 
  • Must be able and willing to become gainfully employed. 
  • Must enroll in CalJOBS


Join us on this empowering journey towards meaningful employment and personal growth. Veterans, your success is our mission, and we look forward to empowering you on your career path. 

Enroll today and let’s build a brighter future together! 

Add Your Heading Text Here

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.