Join us in WELCOMING MR. JOHN ENGSTROM with our II Part Webinar Series.
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John currently serves as a Business Opportunity Specialist for the San Diego District of the U.S. Small Business Administration. John provides government contracting guidance to 8(a) firms, conducts HUBZone (Historically Underutilized Business Zone, click to view HUBZone map) visits and is a highly sought out speaker.
We are featuring him in our II Part Webinar Series starting April 30, 2021 on ZOOM at 3 pm PST. So RSVP NOW! Here is our series schedule:
II PART WEBINAR SERIES EXPECTATION
Created in 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) continues to help small business owners and entrepreneurs pursue the American dream. The SBA is the only cabinet-level federal agency fully dedicated to small business and provides counseling, capital, and contracting expertise as the nation’s only go-to resource and voice for small businesses..
April 30, 2021 at 3 pm PST "Is Government Contracting Right For Me?"
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John will be discussing the following 4 various federal government certification programs to include the recent program changes, what are the qualification requirements and how to apply.
- 8(a) Business Development Program
- HUBZone Program
- Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Program (SDVOSB)
- Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contracting Program (WOSB)
- John will also speak about SBA Resource Partners that can provide free assistance with the application process as well as government contracting.
May 26, 2021 at 3 pm PST "8(a) Business Development Program"
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You will learn about this exciting 9-year program that provides qualified business owners with an opportunity to do business with the federal government. You will learn about the latest changes, the qualifications of the program, how to certify for the program and receive valuable information about tools and resources to help your business grow!
Our opps4vets Member Jennifer Llarinas will welcome you during our ZOOM webinar. Click her name to send her a message.
About Mr. John Engstrom, Marine Veteran:
Business Opportunity Specialist for the San Diego District
John Engstrom currently serves as a Business Opportunity Specialist for the San Diego District of the U.S. Small Business Administration. John provides government contracting guidance to 8(a) firms, conducts HUBZone visits and is a highly sought out speaker.
He served as the Veterans Recruiting Specialist for Amerit Consulting and the BRAVE program. His mission was to place veterans into jobs!
John served as the Western Regional Recruiter for Battlefields to Oilfields. He recruited 678 veterans into a 5-week training program which led to job placement upon graduation.
John served in a contractor role as the Sr. Military Talent Acquisition Specialist for Life Technologies. Upon his arrival in March 2012, he initiated an aggressive career fair schedule and maximized speaking and networking opportunities. He developed and rolled out the Military Apprenticeship Program for Life Technologies, which has provided 44 transitioning military personnel in 8 months with a one-day job shadowing experience in their occupational area of interest. As a result, Life Technologies received the Meritorious Support of Veterans and Military Award for 2012, and was recognized as the “San Diego County Corporation of the Year for 2012.” John was instrumental in 45 veterans being hired by Life Technologies in one year.
John spent five years as the Diversity Outreach Coordinator of the Navy’s Naval Aviation Enterprise (NAE). He was instrumental in increasing awareness of naval aviation and in helping more than 200 minority high school graduates attain tuition free NROTC college scholarships leading to a commission as an officer in the U.S. Navy or U.S. Marine Corps. He also played a major role in developing and rolling out a formal mentor training program. He provided mentor training to 485 of the Navy’s best and brightest leaders. He also developed, rolled out and facilitated a mentor train the trainer program.
As the Administrative Officer for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in San Diego, he had the best recruiting, hiring and new employee orientation programs in the entire TSA. As an Operations Manager for CarMax Auto Superstores, John ran two hiring centers and was the most effective in CarMax at direct recruiting automotive technicians.
John had a distinguished 25-year career with the U.S. Marine Corps. He enlisted as a Private and advanced rapidly through the enlisted ranks. Based on his outstanding leadership and technical expertise, he was appointed to Warrant Officer. In order to serve in a more strategic role, he was promoted into the Limited Duty Officer (LDO) ranks and retired as a Major.
John has a M.A. in Human Resources Management and a B.A. in Business Administration.
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