Every year, approximately 200,000 men and women leave U.S. military service and return to life as civilians, a process known as the military to civilian transition.
The Transition Assistance Program (TAP), provided under 10 U.S.C. 1144, is a cooperative interagency effort among the Department of Labor, and the Departments of Defense, Education, Homeland Security and Veterans Affairs, the Small Business Administration and the Office of Personnel Management.
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TAP Curriculum Resources
TAP eLearning curriculum is designed to provide service members who are unable to attend TAP in-person, due to military necessity and upon approval by their TAP manager/counselor, with the ability to fulfill their TAP obligations. The eLearning is available to transitioning service members, veterans, and their spouses through the DoD Transition Online Learning (TOL) system.
VETS Resource Guide
The VETS Resource Guide is a quick reference collection of employment related resources, organized alphabetically within major topic headings, to help you quickly find and access the resources discussed in our workshops as well as other important resources available to assist you in reaching your full potential in the workplace.
Employment Fundamentals of Career Transition (EFCT)
EFCT is a one-day foundational workshop that introduces the essential tools and fundamentals you need to evaluate post-separation career options, search for employment, and identify actions to assist you in becoming the best competitor for your best fit career.
Wounded Warrior and Caregiver Employment Workshop (WWCEW)
WWCEW offers wounded, ill, or injured transitioning service members, and those in the IDES process an alternative to fulfill their DOL one-day EFCT requirement. It is self-paced, blended eLearning, fully accessible and 508 compliant. Caregivers can also benefit from taking this course.
- Register for the eLearning modules.
- Register for the instructor-led virtual Discussion and Activity Sessions (DAS) for questions while you are taking WWCEW.
Department of Labor Employment Workshop (DOLEW)
VETS offers DOLEW, a two-day employment-focused workshop on best practices in career employment, including in-depth training to build an effective resume, network, and search for employment, learn interview skills and identify negotiation know-how.
Career and Credential Exploration (C2E)
C2E offers a unique opportunity for participants to complete a personalized career development assessment to identify occupational interest and ability. Participants are guided through a variety of career considerations including labor market projections, education, apprenticeships, certifications, and licensure requirements.
Employment Navigator and Partnership Pilot
ENPP is an extension of traditional DOL TAP workshops, designed to help transitioning service members and their spouses achieve their employment and training goals.
Employment Navigators (EN) provide one-on-one employment-focused training and connect participants to partner organizations for additional resources.