Transition GPS Materials
Transition GPS Prerequisites and Schedules
Documents to Bring on Day 1 of Transition GPS:
• Initiate and sign the preseparation counseling survey at www.dodtap.mil (click here for instructions)
• Copy of VA eBenefits Completion of Registration form
• ITP Block 1, ITP Block 2. (ITP Block 6-Transition Timeline)
• OPTIONAL (Career Path ITPs Block 3-Education, Block 4,-Technical Training, Block 5-Entrepreneurship)
• Verification of Military Education and Training (VMET).
• Recent Leave and Earning Statement.
• EVAL or FITREP - whichever applies.
• Recent Credit Report.
• Joint Service Transcript (JST) - previously known as SMART Transcript.
• Results of O*NET Interest Profiler.
Great Lakes Transition GPS Workshops Schedules
Transition GPS Registration Form
*Federal law requires all Pre-Separation Counseling checklists, for anticipated separations or retirements, to be completed no later than 90 days prior to separation (10 U.S.C. 1142).
** Resume Writing booklet to get you going in the right direction
** VA For Vets Federal Resume Writing Guide
Your pathway to career success starts at CareerOneStop. This Department of Labor web site offers tools to help job seekers, students, businesses and career professionals. You will find links on exploring careers; salary and benefits; education and training; resumes and interviews; and links to more places to find help.
The Great Lakes Fleet and Family Support Center has information on local Job Fair schedules. You can also find job fair information online at Hiring Our Heroes - click "Career Fairs" under Job Search Tools. You may also sign-up to receive email job notices from the Great Lakes FFSC; Click here to enroll.
More great information is available at:
• O*NET OnLine - detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers and more.
• Plan My Move - provides access and information about entitlement and benefits, points of contact, checklists, planning tools, and information on education employment.
DoD TAP - https://dodtap.mil
The Transition Assistance Program (TAP) provides information, tools, and training to ensure Service members and their spouses are prepared for the next step in civilian life whether pursuing additional education, finding a job in the public or private sector, or starting their own business. This redesigned TAP is the result of an interagency collaboration to offer separating Service members and their spouses better, more easily accessible resources and information to make their transitions more successful.
From this site, Service members and their spouses can:
• Learn about the new Transition GPS (Goals, Plans, Success) curriculum
• Determine how and where to start preparing for their transition to civilian life
• Discover a host of online resources regarding VA benefits, financial planning assistance, and assessing and documenting their skills for transition to civilian life
Transition GPS Standalone Training for Veterans and Family Members: http://jko.jten.mil/courses/tap/TGPS%20Standalone%20Training/start.html
Hiring Our Heroes - provides a comprehensive list of upcoming Hiring Fairs by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.
Rhumb line: Navy Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (Navy COOL) - Web-based hub on certifications, licenses and apprenticeships that correspond with Navy ratings and occupations.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
U.S. Department of Labor