The transition from military life to the civilian workforce can be challenging for the 200,000 women and men who leave US military service each year. Thousands of military spouses also face career transitioning issues during this time.
Read more of this in the March/April issue of Military Spouse Magazine.
Recognizing this, the Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (DOL VETS) developed the Transition Employment Assistance for Military Spouses (TEAMS) program—a series of virtual workshops targeted at helping military spouses plan and prepare for their job search.
TEAMS was piloted in October 2020, and after an “overwhelmingly positive” response rolled out the program for all spouses in February. The free classes are open to all transitioning military spouses and will be offered monthly.
Registration is open for the following classes:
– Marketing Me: Focuses on using marketing techniques in a job search. Explores networking opportunities and uses multiple resources to develop an action plan.
– Your Next Move: Reviews online resources provided by the department to define and explore career opportunities. Shows how spouses can use labor market research to choose a career path or develop a job search plan.
– Career Credentials: Defines professional credentials and their importance, illustrates pathways for credentialing and identifies license and credential portability resources.
– Resume Essentials: Designed to help spouses create the most effective resume possible with guidance from trained facilitators, and to learn how to evaluate resumes and understand job application techniques.