UA VIP Welding
Training program in (HVAC/R) and Welding with guaranteed placement within the union.
Home Builders Institute (HBI)
Entry level employment in carpentry, plumbing, masonry, facilities maintenance, electrical, landscaping, painting and weatherization.
Twelve weeks of free intensive skills-based automotive service technician training for transitioning Soldiers.
Onward to Opportunity (O2O)
Training in the fields of information technology, retail, hospitality, food and beverage and more.
Trades Day at Ft. Drum
CSP partners representing career opportunities in plumbing, HVAC, welding, carpentry, and more!
Ryder Diesel Tech
12-week fast-track program designed to equip transitioning Soldiers with knowledge and measurable skills needed to be a Ryder qualified Level II Service Technician.
Welcome to the Career Skills Program!
Army Career Skills Program (CSP)
encourages Soldiers to capitalize on training and development opportunities throughout their military careers so that they grow and develop as Soldiers fully capable of serving our Nation—both in uniform and as civilians beyond their military service.
The Army Career Skills Program (CSP) began its first program on 14 January 2013 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord with the United Association – Veterans in Piping (UA-VIP) CSP hosting 16 Soldiers with 14 completing the program and 14 hired into civilian careers after their military service. To date, over 40,523 Soldiers have completed one of the 225 CSPs hosted at 31 IMCOM installations, partnering with over 4,000 employers delivering a 93% hire rate since 2013. Salaries for civilian employment opportunities through CSPs range from $40K - $140K per year.
The CSP has won several prestigious awards: The Council of Colleges and Military Educators Barry Cobb Government Organization Award; the American Business Awards two (2) Gold Stevie's for Best Overall Organization of the Year (governmental) and Best Overall Customer Service Team of the Year (small, non-profit). In addition, the CSP was one of only seven finalists selected for the prestigious Harvard University Innovations in American Government Award, 2018 and finished second in the Federal Recognition Awards for Large Teams in May 2019.