Soldiers offered new career track
March 11, 2014
FORT BENNING, Ga., (March 12, 2014) -- The Department of Veteran Affairs has rolled out a new career track for transitioning service members and their Families. The Career Technical Training Track, which is part of the Transition Goals, Plans and Success Program, is for those interested in vocational careers such as becoming an electrician or truck driver. The first two-day workshop will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 14-15 in Building 2784.
It is one of three tracks VA is offering transitioning service members. The other two are an education track and an entrepreneurship track.
The workshop will help define career goals by using self-assessment tools, researching reputable schools and identifying ways to accomplish career goals, said Kevin Aker, VA benefits advisor.
"It's another tool to put in their tool kit," he said. "It's another way of helping the Soldier or Family member transition successfully into civilian life and hopefully get them gainfully employed."
The workshop will be offered monthly, for those interested. Aker recommends Soldiers complete the five-day Transition Assistance Program before coming to the CTTT workshop, but it's not a requirement.
It's also recommended, but not required, to bring your Individual Transition Plan, military service transcripts, O*Net self-assessment or Military Occupational Classification results and personal budget in order to get the most out of the class he said.
"They (will be) able to put those skills to use and hopefully get credit for them when they transition to a civilian career," he said.
For more information about the workshop, contact the Army Career and Alumni Program at 706-545-2308 or Aker at 706-544-3025.