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Transition Assistance Program

TAP Materials

Transition Assistance Program Materials
Transition Assistance Program Prerequisites
Documents to Bring on Day 1 of TAP Core Courses:

• Initiate and sign the pre-separation counseling survey at (click here for instructions)
• Copy of VA eBenefits Completion of Registration form
• Individual Transition Plan (ITP)

• 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.
*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).
Transition Resources
** 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.

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 spouse 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
TAP Standalone Training for Veterans and Family Members: - 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

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