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1 Individual Transition Plan
This module will walk you through the process and purpose of filling out and maintaining your Individual Transition plan which will be referred to from this point on as ITP. You will fill out the ITP with your personal information throughout your attendance at the Transition Readiness Seminar (TRS), you are required to show a draft copy of your ITP at the completion of TRS (prior to receiving your certificate).

2 Individual Transition Plan
ITP The three main goals of the ITP are: To provide a framework to achieve realistic career goals based upon an assessment of your personal and family needs as well as your unique skills, knowledge, experience, interests and abilities Offer a means to discover and explore your skills and interests which may lead to potential post-transition career paths. To help you to establish a timeline for completing all required activities prior to separation and helps you identify critical activities associated with your transition. The ITP is a living document that will allow you to document your plan for transitioning out of the Marine Corps into the civilian sector. The key to a successful transition is planning, which requires a carefully thought out ITP. The ITP coincides with the Transition GPS (Goals, Plans, Success) outcome-based curriculum and provides a means to discover and explore your skills and interests which may lead to potential post-transition career paths. The ITP helps you identify critical activities associated with your transition and your Transition Counselor will assist you through the process of organizing your transition into manageable tasks.

3 Individual Transition Plan Overview
The core ITP consist of 9 pages. During the week of the TRS you will be constantly referring to your ITP to jot down pertinent information and notes. Please ensure you fill in your ITP as you go along through out the week. You will receive supplemental pages to your ITP after you have chosen a pathway. Your pathway supplemental ITP will allow you to jot down all the information that is specific to your needs to be successful in your chosen field.

4 Individual Transition Plan
Please fill out the top of page 1 with your Full Name, Anticipated EAS, Rank, Unit, Date of scheduled GPS Seminar. List your top 3 military occupations codes The ITP helps you to establish a timeline for completing all required activities prior to separation – it is a living document and can be modified at any time. It is the road map for attaining your employment, education, technical training, and entrepreneurial objectives and can help you make a successful transition to civilian life.

5 Career Readiness Standards
Page 2 of the ITP identifies the requirements that each pathway will meet upon your completion of the Transition Readiness Seminar (TRS). Once you have identified which career path (pathway) you will choose for the week of the TRSyou will be required to meet the minimum standards of that pathway.

6 Personal Assessment This section of the ITP should be discussed with all family members who will be effected by the move. Pages 3-5 helps you to analyze your family’s transitional needs in areas such as housing, locality, medical expenses and possible resources. Please take some time to go over pages 3-5 and identify your family transitional needs. Just like a deployment it is necessary to understand the impact of family during your time of transition. Not only will you be changing careers but your family will also be changing careers and lifestyles. There are several websites that will help you research some possible options for housing and VA benefits. Please take time to visit the identified website to familiarize yourself with their services as the website will be addressed again during the Transition GPS Seminar.

7 Evaluate Military and Civilian Experience and Training
This section of the ITP will require some research on your part. In order to be successful in your planning you need to identify the tools that you already have in your tool box. You will be asked to pull you VMET (Verification of Military Experience and Training) and your SMART (Sailor/Marine American Council on Education Registry Transcript) to help identify experience that will assist in college credits, job skills, certification and licensure. Please take time to review the websites on the next two pages (7,8) as they will be revisited during the Transition GPS Seminar.

8 Post-transition Career Path Options
Employment Pathway Education Pathway Career Technical Pathway Entrepreneur Pathway All seminar attendees participate in two days of Department of Labor-led curriculum designed to prepare you for the civilian workforce, to include career-search resources, interviewing techniques, resume-writing skills, and advice to dress-for-success in the civilian employment sector. On Thursday you will have the opportunity to choose one of four pathways, depending upon your post-transition plans: Employment, Education, Career Technical, and Entrepreneur. The Employment Pathway will continue with even more in-depth assistance in resume writing, federal resumes, and interviewing skills, to include mock interviews and interview debriefs. The Education Pathway is the preferred choice for those who desire to attend a four year institution or interested in pursuing a bachelor's or graduate level degree. The deliverables include completing your FAFSA and enrolling for GI Bill eligibility using eBenefits and VONAPP. This pathway will also provide a financial brief to assist students during their college years, an explanation of accreditation and an overview of research websites like College Navigator, ONET and BLS to assist students in determining the best path to achieving their future career. The Vocational/Technical pathway is primarily for individuals with hands-on learning styles looking to pursue a career using a licensure, certificate or apprenticeship program. Participants may wish to use their experience combined with state, federal or local credentials to reach the next stage in their career. This pathway provides an introduction to research websites (College Navigator, ONET and BLS) and a financial overview of paying for training using the GI Bill in addition to other low cost methods. Apprenticeship programs and GI Bill funding is covered in the voc/tech pathway. The Entrepreneur Pathway provides an opportunity to discover the world of small-business ownership. Participants who successfully complete this pathway are eligible to register for a no-cost, 8-week online business seminar sponsored by the Small Business Administration and taught by Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Business. You will have the opportunity to discover your perfect business as well as learn about business plans, basic business considerations, marketing, business financing, legal business structures, basic financial concepts, and the different ways you can go into business. You will also get a wealth of resources and tips for aspiring entrepreneurs.

9 __________________________ Name has successfully completed the
Certifies that __________________________ Name has successfully completed the ITP Webinar for MCAS New River Transition Readiness Seminar ______________ Date Please complete this certificate with your information and bring with you to your Transition Readiness Seminar.

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