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  • Provide overview of the 5 day workshop
  • Please provide participants of possible answers/clarify questions in each section for them as you progress throughout the week.
  • Module Pre-requisite (Please have with you):Verification of Military Experience and Training (VMET) documentation Transcripts (SMARTS/AARTS/CCAF) Servicemember’s performance reports / training records Individual Transition Plan (ITP) documentation
  • Module Pre-requisite (Please have with you):Verification of Military Experience and Training (VMET) documentation Transcripts (SMARTS/AARTS/CCAF) Servicemember’s performance reports / training records Individual Transition Plan (ITP) documentation
  • Time:(Slides 1-4: 5 min)Facilitator Introduction: Provide overview of competencies, objectives, and process Display Competency slide  Facilitator Note: Participants need to know how this module ties to their needs assessment from Pre-separation Counseling and how it will lead them into further tracks, assist with career exploration, and apply in the Department of Labor Employment Workshop (DOLEW). Vet Success for reserve development – commensurate with VA for VETS for the federal resume development - support the divergence of the Federal Government. VetSuccess.gov serves as a powerful portal to such job search tools as: VA for Vets;Hero to Hired (H2H.jobs);O*NET;My Next Move for Veterans;Army and Navy COOLUnited Services Military Apprenticeship Program (USMAP) and Guard Apprenticeship Program Initiative (GAPI);Career OneStop.
  • PG 4
  • PG 10, Facilitator: Each type jobseeker has strengths and challenges. The type of job seeker determines what they need to do to prepare for their next career. (Slide 5: 20min) The next two slides define the Types of Job Seekers show you an Undecided flow chartSample Scenario: You were a flight chief in the military. A flight chief is responsible for a platoon/unit that operates a very sophisticated piece of equipment. There aren’t many flight chief jobs in the civilian sector. However, the skills that you gained can be transferred to a number of leadership positions in the fields of technology, transportation, and/or engineering.
  • PG 11. UPDATE to match paragraph two on PG 11 in bullet form. Facilitator Note: Service members are required to have their VMET for this module. If they do not have their VMET, direct them where to go on the installation to obtain. (Slide 6-9: 15min)
  • PG 12.
  • PG-13These resources may overlap with Verification of Military Experience and Training (VMET). NOTE: Army officers need to refer to the Officer Record Brief (ORB) and/or the Officer Evaluation Report (OER) for work experience and a narrative description of duties performed. All other Officers may also find the ORB and OERs helpful. Army Reserve Officers currently do not have official ORBs and utilize the Personnel Qualifications Record (PQR) DA 2-1.Bridging opportunity for education track. Remind participant to ask for further assistance in education track.Time: 30 minutes for ALL tools depending on classroom connectivity.Facilitator Note: There are many tools available to help you identify credentials, education, and experience requirements. We have tried here to offer the best tools for crosswalking your information to the civilian sector. SMART: https://smart.navy.mil/smart/welcome AART: https://aartstranscript.army.mil CCAF: http://www.au.af.mil/ccaf/transcripts.asp 
  • PG 15 - Sometimes when drafting a crosswalk, multiple credentials are shown. There can be 20-30 related credentials to specific occupations. You will need to do research for the specific occupation and look at job listings to determine specific requirements. (Slide 10-11: 10min)NOTE: Credentialing can cost money.
  • PG 14Facilitator: Explain the main types of credentials and their differences.  It is important to note the difference between certification programs and certificate programs:Certification programs attest to demonstrated competency in an occupational area. They typically have recertification requirements that might include continuing education units. A certificate program, on the other hand, is a training program on a topic for which participants receive a certificate after attendance and/or completion of the coursework. These certificates typically don’t convey competency.Apprenticeship – A registered apprenticeship program is an industry based approach to training that combines paid on-the-job learning with job related education. It is a written plan to move an employed apprentice from low or no skill level to the full performance level for occupationally identified skill sets. The program must meet program parameters established under the National Apprenticeship Act, administered by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Apprenticeship or a Secretary of Labor approved State Apprenticeship Agency.Army National Guard and Army Reserve Spouses may qualify for Federal educational benefits, i.e. DANTES (see your educational services officer). All spouses and dependents eligible for OASC on DANTES website.
  • PG 17(Slide 12-13: 5min and 10min break suggested)
  •  PG 18 - Facilitator Transition: Now that we’ve explored the resources that can assist you in determining your appropriate path, let’s look at some of the influences on career selection.   Facilitator Note: Emphasize that Reservists may need to consider interstate transfer & unit logistics as part of their geographic decision. 
  • Slide 14-15: Allocate 25min for completion of assessment (or longer if using hard copy).PG- 19 UPDATE new snap shot of O*Net HOME website. Facilitator Note: Good resource links to O*NET and VA sites at bottom of screen and a resource for exploring occupations before the MOC Crosswalk.  Demonstrate: use the bottom link “My Next Move for Veterans” which is also on O*NET homepage PPT Deck:Main ScreenOccupational descriptorsCredentialsJob BanksJob ListingApplying DirectlyInterest ProfilerProfiler ExpandedSee last slide for supplemental information.
  • PG 19 –This is the home page view of the O*NET. Facilitator Note: Discuss O*NET on the next slide.
  • Instruct them to go to page 22 of the MOC Participant Guide. Walk them through the task with the next slide (18).
  •  PG-26 – UPDATE to match PGFacilitator Summary: (Slide 18-19: 5min) Display competency PPT and learning objectives. Summarize what was covered in the MOC module. Facilitator Note: The information reviewed in this module was an overview. There are a lot of other things to consider when looking for your next career. The DOLEW Track will help you further explore aspects to consider, and I encourage you to conduct research on your own to ensure you are making the most informed decision possible.  Final Note: Be sure to update your ITP with information you’ve researched and note any alterations you may have made to your track selection. Finally, identify and pursue the next steps you need to take in your transition process.
  • The curriculum and DD Form 2958 Service Member's Individual Transition Plan Checklist requires they complete an assessment and we will need proof this has been accomplished . Please have them print the report or save to their computer so they can prove they completed. I’ve placed examples of the report from O*NET & Kuder (this is what they will have to bring if they attend the optional Ed Track when it comes on line). SEE Examples at the end of this section.
  • For paper version: http://www.onetcenter.org/IP.html?p=3 (PDF documents of interest profiler)
  • Members are not to leave for lunch until pages 6 – 8 are completed. You will need to verify the completion…..this is not an option.
  • A&FRC TAP GPS

    1. 1. Before Class Starts • Get out your Individual Transition Assistance Plan (ITP) to ensure it’s completed through page 5 1
    2. 2. Scott A&FRC Transition Goals, Plans, Success Overview 2 SUPPORTS SERVICE MEMBER CAREER READINESS 2
    3. 3. Need to Know • Alternate Duty Location – 0800 – 1700 daily….if you are not here on time you are not in attendance – If you have an emergency, call 256-8668 to let us know – No Pre-Sign-ins • Cell Phones – on vibrate and no class during class unless an emergency • Dress – Professional casual – this is your alternate worksite • No t-shirts, jeans, tennis shoes, or military uniform • Emergency Exits – SIP/ Evacuation Site • Rest Rooms • Coffee, Soda & Snack Machines/ Water Fountain – Volunteer for: Coffee/Tea/Hot Chocolate monitor? • $1.00 per day or $3.00 for the week 3
    4. 4. Need to Know • Smoking Area In the back only/no smoking in front parking lot unless you are in your car • Special needs/requests • Laptops – Sign out and in on daily on log • Plug in to recharge at the end of each day – Please use only for TAP related activities • Cleanup – You may leave your books, but please police your area at the end of each day and put chairs back • OSD TAP GPS Assessment: https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/tgpsp - Can complete after each section or at the end of the course, you will receive reminders along the way 4
    5. 5. Course Overview Day 1 – Transition Overview – ITP – Military Occupational Code (MOC) Crosswalk – Financial Module Day 2 , 3, 4 -- Dept of Labor Employment Workshop Day 5 – Veteran’s Affairs (VA) Benefits & Voc Rehab & E-Benefits – ITP Review 5
    6. 6. This is About Perspective WHY ARE YOU HERE? • To get the most out of the Transition Goals, Plans, Success curriculum and experience YOU need to; • Be on time -- Be courteous -- Be engaged -- Come prepared • Discuss issues with family and friends • STAY POSITIVE WHERE IS MY TAP GPS ROADMAP? • Your Individual Transition Plan is like your TAP GPS roadmap • As such you need to bring it to all TAP GPS sessions • It should be your map, compass and your “master notes” page containing the programs and agencies YOU want and need to explore.
    7. 7. Bottom Line Up Front  In response to President Obama’s 5 August 2011 address at the Washington Navy Yard, multiple agencies collaborated to redesign the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) to embed Career Readiness Standards as core to a successful transition  Key Elements of Re-designed TAP allow Service members to depart ”career ready”  Updated program supports individual Service members needs and goals  Individual focus on personal goals – education and/or employment  Members develop an individual transition plan to meet new Career Readiness Standards  TAP GPS Curriculum includes:  Critical job search skills  MOC crosswalk between military skills/experience converted to civilian knowledge, skills and abilities  Revamped VA benefits briefs  The proposed programs are fully compliant with the VOW to Hire Heroes Act REDESIGNED SERVICE MEMBER TRANSITION SUPPORT
    8. 8. STRUCTURED & INTEGRATED TRANSITION MODEL Capstone
    9. 9. Individual Transition Plan (ITP) The ITP is your roadmap to a successful transition – Introduced the ITP during your pre-separation counseling – ITP is critical to your transition and this week’s workshop – Daily updates will be required after each block of instruction – Your completed ITP will be reviewed the last day of workshop  It is your plan...make changes/updates throughout the week! 9
    10. 10. ITP Purpose ITP includes indentifying individual tasks to match your goals – You may have more than one track to complete: Tracks include: 1. Employment 2. Entrepreneurship 3. Education 4. Technical/Vocational All applicable sections need to be completed If a statement does not pertain to you, complete with N/A 10
    11. 11. Resilient Transitions
    12. 12. • Identify challenges you may have as a military member transitioning into civilian life • Identify challenges you think your family will have as you separate or retire from military service • Identify what you will enjoy the most about leaving military service • Identify what you will miss Group Exercise
    13. 13. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWqYGpW_dzM&feature=related
    14. 14. What were YOU thinking? • Family Considerations – Expectations – Roles, responsibilities, routines – Relocation – Finances – Culture and community support – Stress • Communication is KEY!
    15. 15. How do I keep my head in the game? • It’s as easy as A + B = C –Activating event –Beliefs –Consequences • Albert Ellis
    16. 16. What am I supposed to do about it? • Keep it simple • Rest, eat well, exercise • Maintain a routine • Break tasks into small parts • Let friends be friends • Build breaks into daily routine • Acknowledge and accept feelings
    17. 17. Anything else I can do? • Predictability – Adverse effects less likely when event is predictable • Controllability – Sense of control leads to positive results • Relationships – Strong relationships increase resilience to stress • Trust – Sets positive expectations, decreases stress • Meaning – Provides greater sense of purpose
    18. 18. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45yT_mnHFpM&feature=relmfu
    19. 19. Do I really have to talk about it? • Military life exposes us to broad spectrum of people and events • Some experiences may leave a lasting impression that impacts our ability to achieve our goals • These issues need to be addressed as part of your Individual Transition Plan to ensure a successful transition
    20. 20. Who Can Help • Life Skills Programs • Counseling/Support Groups • Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program • Financial Education and Counseling • Parenting Programs • Relocation Assistance • Employment/Transition Assistance • Deployment/Homecoming Programs • Exceptional Family Member (EFM) Program • Information and Referral Services
    21. 21. Anyone else ? • Military One Source • Chaplain • Base Legal • Veterans Administration • Medical Treatment Facilities • Military Family Network • National Resource Directory • Substance Abuse Professionals • A Mentor?
    22. 22. Mentorship
    23. 23. When might you need a mentor?
    24. 24. Value of a Mentor • Someone to help you and nurture your career. • Are willing to share ideas, skills, knowledge, and expertise. • Demonstrates a positive attitude, acts as a role model, and takes a personal interest. • Can help establish goals and planning priorities.
    25. 25. Mentor Characteristics • Willing to share their knowledge. • Flexible. • Demonstrate competency in the subject matter. • Encourage and support personal growth. • Direct in dealing with situations and people. • Honest when providing positive and constructive feedback. • Understands the parameters and requirements of the relationship.
    26. 26. Additional Resources Army Mentorship Program • LINK TO • Navy Mentorship Program • LINK TO • Air Force Mentorship Guidance/Information • LINK TO • USMC Mentorship Guidance/Information • LINK TO
    27. 27. Okay, let’s wrap this up! • Stress is a normal part of the transition process, manage it or it will manage you • Your “family” is transitioning and needs to be kept in the loop • Traumatic events, emotional injuries, and physical injuries are part of the military experience • There are abundant resources available to support you and your loved ones through the entire process • Mentors are a valuable addition to your team to help you accomplish a successful transition! YOU ARE NOT ALONE!
    28. 28. Transition GPS Participant Assessment • Please complete Resilient Portion of Assessment – https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/tgpsp
    29. 29. Please Complete the Pre-Assessment Form
    30. 30. • Module Pre-requisite (please take out) •MOC participant book on CD •VMET •Transcripts •Performance Reports Module Purpose • Outcome •Complete Gap Analysis • Competencies •Identify skill sets required for civilian jobs •Research selected geographic locations and demand occupations by LMI
    31. 31. • Objectives •Interpret VMET to civilianize military terminology •Identify needed credentials/education •Identify gaps between current KSA as they relate to civilian reqs •Identify primary & alternate occupational goals based on LMI •Update Individual Transition Plan (ITP) pages 6 – 8
    32. 32. to CIVILIAN Translating USING THE MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL CODE
    33. 33. Examine military experience Identify civilian opportunities Identify requirements Explore the LMI Document the gap
    34. 34. 5 4 3 2 1 Transitioning Specialist Transitioning Generalist Career Switcher Undecided Multi-Tracker Identify Strengths and Challenges
    35. 35. The VMET provides the following information: • Course number • Course title • Course description • Course length • Dates of training and experience • Recommendation for college credit (on some courses)
    36. 36. Helps member prepare resume Certification and licensure Establishes capabilities with prospective employers Lists military job experience and training history Translates military terminology and training into civilian terms Assists in applying to college or vocational institute Recommends college credit information Civilian equivalent job titles
    37. 37. Service Transcripts • Sailor and Marine American Council on Education Registry Transcript (SMART) • Army American Council on Education Registry Transcript (AART) • Community College of the Air Force (CCAF)
    38. 38. ApprenticeshipLicensure Certification Credentials: May be required by law or by an employer for entry into employment Lead to higher pay or improve prospects for promotion Demonstrates to civilian employers that training and skills attained in the military are on par with those gained through traditional civilian pathways.
    39. 39. LicensureCredentials Apprenticeships
    40. 40. Two Major Influences on Career Selection Geographic Location Labor Market Information (LMI) Determine your potential priorities: Pursuing a location without your desired profession Pursuing your profession regardless of location Identifying an alternative profession because of your selected location LMI can help you: Understand today’s complex workforce Explore civilian occupations based on employment levels and trends Make informed career decisions Research/explore which geographic locations: Cost of living and finding housing Moving costs Family relocation Reserve Component – continuum of service Research/explore: National, state, and local employment statistics, job forecasts, wages, and demographics A military skills translator to identify a civilian occupation LMI data and compare geographic areas
    41. 41. Start
    42. 42. GAP Analysis • Get out computers • Open Gap Analysis form – CD or www.scottafrc.com: transition 46
    43. 43. • Department of Labor Employment Workshop (DOLEW) Track will help you further explore aspects to consider • Update your ITP with information you’ve researched • Note alterations to your track selection • Identify and pursue next steps in your transition process • Contact your local personnel office for accuracy of your official military record
    44. 44. Additional Resources • VA For VETS: www.VAforVets.va.gov • Hero2Hire (H2H): www.h2h.jobs • Army COOL: www.cool.army.mil • Navy COOL: www.cool.navy.mil • Bureau of Labor Statistics: www.bls.gov
    45. 45. Additional Resources Must Complete A Career Assessment Career Readiness Standard • Aptitude • Interests • Strengths • Skills Go to My Next Move – O*NET Interest Profiler In-depth Assessments available at: www.dantes.kuder.com https://online.cpp.com Login: TAPDOLEW1 Password: ISTARTSTRONG1 USER ID: Leave blank
    46. 46. Several of similar screens follow
    47. 47. Additional Resources Individual Transition Plan Should have pages 1 – 6 completed Complete pages 6 – 8 now We verify completion - let me know when you are finished Transition Milestones/Timeline: ITP pgs 28 – 30 Personalized Transition Timeline - Scott AFB AFRC

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