Veterans

June 13, 2014

Career Technical Training Track — what’s in it for you

Margaret Evangelesta
VA Benefits Advisor Site Lead (Contractor) Spartan B + T

Beginning a new career as a Civilian employee when leaving the military can be filled with exciting opportunities to grow both professionally and personally.

In order to succeed, one must be ready to take the time required to manage all aspects of a new career. As part of the enhanced Transition GPS (Goals, Plans, Success) program created as part of the 2011 Vow to Veterans Act, separating service members with more than 180 days of active duty military services and spouses (optional) may select from three tailored, two-day tracks to attend.

The first is a career technical training track for those seeking job-ready skills and industry-recognized credentials in shorter-term training programs. The second is a higher education track for those pursuing a traditional college education. The third is an entrepreneurship track for those wanting to start a business. In order to enroll in any of these tracks, participants must be an eligible transitioner within 24 months of retirement or 18 months of separation and enrolled in the Army Career Alumni Program pre-separation program.

Conducted by the Department of Veterans Affairs, or VA, the Career Technical Training Track, or CTTT, assists service members and spouses in transitioning to Civilian life, while navigating through the choices and decisions involved in selecting a technical career. Participants will receive assistance in identifying required credentials and investigating training options to pursue those qualifications. The outcome is a customized plan for success to help smooth a service member’s transition to a technical career.

During a CTTT, participants will: define their personal technical career goals; identify required credentials; find technical training opportunities; identify local veteran resources; and create a plan to use their VA education benefits.

About one year out from military separation, or as soon as a Soldier knows he or she is separating, they should schedule an appointment to see an Army Career Alumni Program representative. Under the Core Transition GPS program, the counselor will help the Soldier develop an individual transition plan, connect them with online resources which will help match the Soldier’s skills with potential careers or education paths, and assist and advise the Soldier about developing a one-year, post-separation budget. This will give them the tools they will need for the CTTT training.

For an optimal experience in CTTT, VA recommends completion of the Core Transition GPS program prior to attending. If available, workshop participants should bring their individual transition plan, military service transcripts, O*Net Self-Assessment/MOC Crosswalk results and personal post-separation budget.

Upcoming CTTT training on Fort Huachuca is scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday and July 30 and 31. To register for ACAP or the CTT training, call the ACAP Center at 520.533.6764 or the Transition Services manager at 520.533.7314. For additional information on CTTT, contact Fort Huachuca’s VA benefits briefer at 520.533.3660/2516.




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