Scott AFB Airman and Family Readiness Center Transition GPS Goals, Plans, Success Overview and Orientation SUPPORTS SUPPORTSSERVICE SERVICEMEMBER MEMBERCAREER CAREERREADINESS READINESS
1 1 FACILITATOR INTRODUCTION TAP Team Members: Monica Stouffer A&FRC Flight Chief Kim Freeman TAP Program Manager Scott Raether Employment Program Manager Ricardo Tibbs TAP Facilitator Sarah Lynch TAP Facilitator Jennifer Welch TAP Facilitator
Department of Labor Workshop Facilitator Donna Baylor Department of Veterans Affairs Benefits Sean Isaacs Kenneth Tolbert SUPPORTS SUPPORTSSERVICE SERVICEMEMBER MEMBERCAREER
CAREERREADINESS READINESS 2 2 ICEBREAKER Introductions Rules of Engagement Divide into groups of two or three at your table 5 minutes to answer the questions below
Introduce others at your table Questions (Pick 2-4 to answer) What is your name? What is your current Military Occupation (AFSC/MOS)? What is your desired career field? Where do you want to live after transition? How much coffee have you had today? If you could be an animal what animal would you be? What is an adjective that begins with the same letter as your first name? What would you do with a million dollars?
4 AGENDA Day 1 Welcome Transition GPS Overview Pre-separation Counseling Resilient Transitions Military Occupational Code (MOC) Crosswalk and GAP Analysis Financial Planning Participant Assessment
Days 2 , 3, 4 Department of Labor Employment Workshop (DOLEW) Day 5 Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Benefits Brief I and II 5 WHATS NEXT???? Additional Training Tracks Entrepreneur Track Boots to Business (B2B) Accessing Higher Education (AHE)
Career Technical Training Track (CTTT) Sign up Appointment Plus www.scottafrc.com Capstone Wednesday 1400L A&FRC Sign up - Appointment Plus - www.scottafrc.com 6 CLASSROOM PROCEDURES
Alternate Duty Location 0730-1630 daily.Please be on time If you have an emergency, call 256-8668 to let us know No Pre-Sign-ins Cell Phones vibrate/silent and no calls during class unless an emergency
Attire Business Casual w/ the exception of Wed 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? 7 CLASSROOM PROCEDURES Smoking Area
Designated smoking area in rear or building by pavilionDo Not smoke in front of building/front parking lot unless in POV Special needs/requests Laptops (Resource Center) Sign out/in 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, throw out trash, wipe down tables at the end of the week 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 8 TRANSITION OVERVIEW WHY ARE YOU HERE? Outcome based curriculum to help prepare you for a civilian career Perspective 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 Classroom etiquette and procedures list exercise Objective: as a class to determine ROEs for class success WHAT IS MY TAP GPS ROADMAP? Individual Transition Plan (ITP) Introduced during pre-separation counseling ITP will be used throughout the next five days as: Personal pathway through transition
Source of information on supplemental tracks Place to take notes as new information is provided Daily updates will be required after each block of instruction Completed ITP is required for Capstone It is your plan...make changes/updates throughout the week! 10 ITP COMPONENTS www.scottafrc.com Transition Assistance Program Capstone Individual Transition plan ITP Block 1 REQUIRED COMPLETION FOR EVERYONE
ITP BLOCKS 2-5 REQUIRED COMPLETION FOR THOSE WITH >20 YEARS SERVICE SELECT THE TRACK THAT CORRESPONDS WITH YOUR FUTURE PLANS Tracks include: 1. Employment 2. Education 3. Career Technical Training 4. Entrepreneur Note: ITP must be completely filled out if a section does 11 not apply state briefly why
TRANSITION GPS MODULES PRE-SEPARATION COUNSELING: MANDATORY FOR ALL SERVICE MEMBERS Congressionally directed Completed not less than 90 days before separation Begin between 12-24 months prior to separation or retirement Completed Pre-Separation Counseling Checklist (DD Form 2648) proof that counseling has been completed. CRS: Create E-Benefits Account Resilient Transitions Introduction to resources on transition related issues Mentorship Special issues impacting transition to civilian life
12 TRANSITION GPS MODULES Military Occupational Code (MOC) Crosswalk and Gap Analysis How to translate military skills, training, and experience to civilian careers Complete interest inventory or career assessment Document current skills, translate to civilian terms and conduct gap analysis CRS: Complete an individual assessment tool MOC Gap Analysis Financial Planning for Transition Financial readiness in light of military transition
Post Separation financial responsibilities, obligations, and goals Budget Scenarios CRS: 12-Month Post Service Budget 13 TRANSITION GPS MODULES Department of Labor Employment Workshop (DOLEW) Developing and executing a job search Planning for success in a civilian work environment Creating resumes, cover letters, an other self marketing materials Engaging in successful interviews and networking conversations
CRS: Resume DOL Gold Card Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Benefits Briefing I & II Introduce service members to benefits and connect to resources VA Health Care Portal introduction and enrollment assistance CRS: eBenefits Account 14 ADDITIONAL TRAINING TRACKS Entrepreneurship Boots to Business (B2B) Benefits and challenges of entrepreneurship in private/nonprofit sectors Steps required for business ownership through Small Business Administration
Connection to 8-week online entrepreneurship course Accessing Higher Education (AHE) How to achieve academic success Research and compare institutions Align education to career goals Career Technical Training Track (CTTT) Identify skills, increase awareness of training and credentialing programs Develop an action plan to achieve career goals Personalized career development assessment of occupational interest/ability CRS: Complete an assessment tool, comparison of institutions, application, receive acceptance letter, one-on-one counseling with advisor
15 NEXT STEPS CAPSTONE MANDATORY FOR ALL SERVICE MEMBERS Commander verification of meeting Career Readiness Standards and viable ITP Evaluate preparedness to successfully transition to a civilian carer Warm Handover to appropriate partner agency (if needed) Career Readiness Standards (CRS): www.scottafrc.com/Transition Opportunity to Join the Reserve Component Include continuation of military service in the Reserves as part of career and education decision
CRS: Documents demonstrating contact with a Reserve Component Recruiter (Active Component Only) 16 TRANSITION GPS PARTICIPANT ASSESSMENT Complete at the end of each module (Link to assessment) Assessment is anonymous Only check the box for the module just completed Information gathered and analyzed quarterly, comments are considered during curriculum review and used to provide improvements/updates
17 BREAK 18 Resilient Transitions Agenda What are your concerns? Military vs. civilian life--is there a difference?
What can you do about stress? Is your family transitioning also? Is communication really that important? What resources are available Paper Airplane Ways to Relieve Stress Eat well, drink water
Get rest Maintain a schedule Exercise Let friends be friends Take breaks
Break tasks into small parts Acknowledge and accept feelings BE FLEXIBLE Breathing/meditation Surround yourself with positivity Laugh Listen to music
Is your Family Transitioning? Family Considerations: - Expectations - Roles, responsibilities, routines - Relocation - Finances How - Stress
can a family de-stress together? Value of a Mentor A mentor is: willing to share ideas, skills, knowledge, and expertise. someone to help you understand and navigate transition. able to demonstrate a positive attitude, act as a role model, and take a personal interest in your life.
helpful establishing goals and planning priorities. When might you need a mentor? Communication is KEY! Share concerns, expectations, and fears Engage in planning process and educational courses Acknowledge the challenges transition presents to the family
Watch for signs of stress Reassure Encourage family members to talk to others Have constructive conversations Pre-Separation Resources Post-Transition Resources A&FRC Services Sustainment Programs Personal Financial Readiness
Personal & Family Work Life Readiness Air Force Aid Assistance Unit Consultants Transition Programs
Special Programs Casualty Assistance (AFFF) School Liaison Officer Exceptional Family Member Coordinator Military/Family Life Consultant
Voting Assistance Program Air Force Wounded Warrior Program Relocation Assistance Employment Assistance Transition Assistance Survivor Benefits Program VA Benefits Advisors Claim assistance Reminders
Understand and acknowledge your concerns. There are differences between the military and civilian cultures. Stress can be a normal part of the transition process-manage it or it will manage you. Your family is transitioning and needs to be included. Mentors are a valuable resource during and after transition. Remember, there are abundant resources available to support both you and your family through the transition process and beyond. BREAK
32 December 2017 MOC Crosswalk Documents
Outcome Competencies Learning Objectives What kind of jobseeker are you? Job Seeker Activity What are the strengths and challenges for each type of job seeker? Crosswalk Process
Gap Analysis Hard vs. Soft Skills Hard Skills - specific, teachable knowledge and abilities that can be defined and measured Examples: software applications, language, typing, operating machinery Soft Skills less defined, interpersonal skills Examples: leadership, team building,
communication, problem solving Hard vs. Soft Skills Activity Write down the hard and soft skills that you possess. Hard Skills Soft Skills SOFT SKILLS SERVICE MEMBERS GAIN DURING PROFESSIONAL MILITARY TRAINING
Purpose of VMET Helps members prepare resume Translates military terminology and training into civilian terms Establishes capabilities with prospective employers Assists in applying to college or vocational institutes Lists military job experience and training history Recommends college credit information Suggests related certification and licensure Provides civilian equivalent job titles VMET: Experience History
Title and Code Duty: Current position Dates of Experience Occupation Description Related Civilian Occupations, O*NET, and DOT Occupation Code VMET: Training History Training Dates, Course Number and
Length Course Description according to ACE Credit recommendation from ACE ESS: Employee Summary Sheet (USCG) Lists all job held to include job titles
Rank history Position history
Education TMT history Direct Access Courses Training Tests Competencies Board/Memberships Medals and Awards JST CCAF
CG 4082 (USCG) List of all trainings completed Can supplement the JST, be used to boost the education and training section in GAP Analysis and on a resume Credentialing Licensure Certification
Apprenticeship Credentials May be required by law or an employer for employment Lead to higher pay or improve promotion potential Demonstrates transferability of military skills and relevance in the civilian workforce
Types of Credentials GAP Analysis Activity Where am I now? 1. Use the VMET, JST, Credentialing, Professional Evaluations, and COOL websites to find the following information: a. Experience and Skill b. Education and Training c. Credentials (license, certifications, apprentices)
2. Complete the Where am I now? section of the Gap Analysis. O*NET Interest Profiler www.MyNextMove.org/vets My Next Move for Veterans www.mynextmove.or g/vets/ GAP Analysis Activity
Where am I going? 1. Use the O*NET Interest Profiler and My Next Move for Veterans to find the following information: a. Experience and Skill b. Education and Training c. Credentials (license, certifications, apprentices) 2. Complete the Where am I going? section of the Gap Analysis. 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 todays complex workforce Explore civilian occupations based on employment levels and trends Make informed career decisions Research/Explore geographic locations: Cost of living and housing Relocation 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 Influences on Career Selection
GAP Analysis Activity Labor Market Information (LMI) 1. Use O*NET and My Next Move for Veterans to find the following information: a. Location b. Salary c. Job Outlook 2. Complete the Part B: LMI section of the Gap Analysis.
GAP Analysis Activity Document the GAP 1. Analyze your findings under Where am I now? and compare to Where am I going? 2. Fill in the What do I need to fill the gap? a. Experience and Skill b. Education and Training c. Credentials (license, certifications, apprentices) 3. Examine Part B: Final Analysis
a. Is this a good job/career to pursue? Summary Department of Labor Employment Workshop (DOLEW) will help you further explore aspects to consider. 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.
Wrap Up Dont forget to: Update ITP: Block 1- Section II: A & B; Section III: A&B Complete the Transition GPS Participant Assessment for the MOC Crosswalk www.dmdc.osd.mil/tgpsp/
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