The DoD Transition Assistance Program is designed to aid military personnel, DoD employees, and family members in a smooth transition to the civilian sector.
The TAP program provides an overview of information that helps members make informed choices about benefits, entitlements, and resources. TAP gives members the opportunity to assess career goals, develop Individual transition plans, and perfect job search related skills.
Some of the services provided during the TAP program include:
Pre-Separation Counseling - This is a mandatory class for anyone separating or retiring from the military. Individuals should sign up for this class, at a minimum 90 days before they are about to retire or separate from the Air Force.
Three-Day Transition Assistance Seminar - This seminar provides information on resume writing, interviewing, networking for a job, researching companies, applying for a contracting job, applying for federal service employment, online resumes, dressing for success, change management, financial management, evaluating a job offer, an employers panel and more.
Veteran's Benefits Briefing - This briefing provides an introduction to the Department of Veterans Affairs, overview of benefits and entitlements and completing your disability claim form.
Individual Transition Plan - An ITP is personal paper map for transition into civilian life. It can be used as a framework to fulfill realistic career goals based on skills, knowledge, experience, and abilities.
The Shaw transition assistance office can also provide additional employment assistance and resources including individual counseling and assistance, automated tools for preparing documents, and job fair information.