The Army’s Career Skills Program (CSP) prepares Soldiers for civilian employment through first-class apprenticeships, on-the-job training, job shadowing, internships and employment skills training.

HQ IMCOM manages and executes the Army’s Career Skills Program to prepare Soldiers for civilian employment upon completion of their military service. The Army Career Skills Program offers the opportunity to participate in first-class apprenticeships, on-the-job training (OJT), job shadowing, internships and employment skills training.

Soldiers are eligible to participate in an Army CSP up to 180 days prior to separation from the Army and after completion of the mandatory 5-day SFL-TAP workshop. The use of permissive temporary duty (PTDY) to attend a CSP more than 50 miles away from the Soldier’s duty station may be granted at the Commander’s discretion. PTDY authority requires Commanders to establish command and control procedures and to ensure accountability during the duration of the CSP. Soldiers must also counseled on their financial responsibilities during PTDY status to attend an approved CSP for more than 50 miles from their duty station.