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Veteran Job Developer:  David M. Jackson, Retired Army Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) 

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David M. Jackson
David M. Jackson was born in San Jose, Costa Rica.  He resides in Santa Clarita with his family and their five rescue dogs.  He graduated from the University of Southern California, receiving a Master of Leadership in 2013 and from Arizona State University, receiving a Bachelor’s of Science in Justice Studies in 1999.  He is also currently a student here at College of the Canyons pursing a Certificate in Human Resource Management.
He enlisted in the Army in 1989 as a Military Policeman and retired from the military in 2016.  He is dedicated to serving College of the Canyons Veteran students and alumni.

Veteran Job Developer hours:

Spring 2019 Hours:

Tuesday/Thursday:  11am-6pm



Location: Career Center (X6-106)
Phone: 661-362-3286

The Career Center offers Job Placement Assistance and other Career Related Resources unique to Veterans:
  • Job Placement Assistance. Receive 1:1 support from a Veteran Job Developer to assist you in developing an Employment Action Plan and with making connections to employers that are seeking to hire veterans with your skillsets.
  • Resume Development.  Our Veteran Job Developer assists you in translating your transferable military skills into civilian terms for greater marketability.
  • Online Job Board.  Access to various online job boards catering towards veterans and/or part of the “hidden job market”.
  • Networking.  Assistance developing a robust LinkedIn profile that can be used for growing your professional network to help you stand out, be found, connect and get hired! 

CareerOneStop for Veterans Comprehensive Veteran and Military Transition website for employment, training, and financial help after
military services.

Military to Civilian Resume Assistance

  for Veterans (Career Discovery and Transferable Skills)



The Veterans Resource Center (VRC)  at College of the Canyons guides veterans through the process to receive education benefits including priority registration. Call the VRC at 661-362-3469 to schedule an appointment with either an Academic Counselor or a Wellness Counselor, or to register for the Education Benefits Orientation.


Appointments are available for COC students.  To schedule an appointment with a Career Advisor or Job Developer, you can call our office at (661) 362-3286, stop by our Valencia Campus office located in the Canyons Hall, room 102, or book it yourself online. To book your appointment online, please click here.