Transition GPS Offers 3 Specialized Courses

Army students in classroom
Army students in classroom

Introducing's new Transition app. Our new app gives you a personalized transition plan, tells you what to expect while transitioning, and even helps you find a job. The app is customizable for all Active Duty, National Guard, Reservists, and spouses. Download it today from Google Play or iTunes.

The Transition GPS (Goals, Plans, Success) curriculum is a critical component of the redesigned Transition Assistance Program (TAP). Transition GPS is an outcome-based, curriculum with standardized learning objectives that transforms the way the military prepares servicemembers transitioning to civilian life to pursue their career goals after departing from Active Duty.

It is designed to help servicemembers meet mandatory Career Readiness Standards (CRS), regardless of their occupational field or military branch, and be "career ready" prior to transition. In addition to a core curriculum, Transition GPS includes two-day, goal-specific training tracks for transitioning servicemembers seeking to enroll in college or graduate school, obtain a technical license or certification, or start their own business.

  1. Accessing Higher Education: Designed for servicemembers pursuing higher education, and focuses on topics such as how to achieve academic success, research and compare institutions, align education to career goals, and finance higher education. It assists servicemembers in identifying the education requirements that support their personal goals. Servicemembers will be prepared to complete an application to an accredited institution, schedule a session with a counselor from an academic institution, or meet individually with education counselors, as needed.
  2. Career Technical Training: Servicemembers pursuing career technical training will receive guidance and help in selecting technical training schools and technical fields. Once completed, Service members will be prepared to complete an application to an accredited career technical training institution, schedule a session with a counselor from a career technical training institution, or meet individually with career technical training experts and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) vocational education counselors
  3. Entrepreneurship: Service members pursuing self-employment in the private or non-profit sectors will receive information related to the benefits and challenges of entrepreneurship and the steps required for business ownership through the Small Business Administration's "Boots to Business" Entrepreneurship Track. Upon completion, servicemembers will have developed the initial components of a business feasibility plan. Additionally, they will be given the opportunity to enroll in an optional eight-week, online entrepreneurship course, which will help them complete a business plan and connect them with a successful business mentor to assist with the business start-up process

If you are interested in participating in one of the Transition GPS training tracks, contact your localTAP office to learn which courses are available and when.

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