Transition Assistance Program is operating under normal conditions. All appointments and classes will be held in person at the Resiliency Center.
If you have an upcoming appointment or wish to schedule an appointment, call 913-684-2227 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is the Transition Assistance Program (TAP)?
We provide transition and employment assistance to Soldiers and their adult family members who are transitioning from active duty. We also assist Veterans, Retirees, and DoD Civilian employees who are in a Reduction in Force (RIF) status. Pre-separation planning includes benefits information, job search skills development, career guidance, search assistance, and a multitude of other services that are vital to a seamless transition.
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Why is Transition Assistance Important?
TAP is a Commander's program mandated by law that supports the Veteran's Opportunity to Work (VOW) Act and Department of Defense/Army Transition Policy. The program's goal is to prepare Soldiers for transition, reduce the number of unemployed Veterans, and reduce the stress our Soldiers and their Families experience during the transition process. Commanders and Directors will manage and facilitate the transition process for Soldiers leaving active duty starting 18 months prior (24 months for Retirees) but not later than 12 months prior to separation.
How Do I Get Started?
Call (913) 684-2227 to schedule an appointment with one of our counselors. If you are unable to physically attend an appointment, you will receive instructions on how to initiate the process online.
Transition Assistance Program Resources
There is a library of literature in our computer lab that pertains to writing effective and persuasive resumes, conducting a successful interview, and how to choose a career path. We also have computer workstations available to use for preparing or searching for employment or education opportunities. These resources are available to all during normal business hours, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm.
Veterans Affairs (VA) Representatives On-Site
VA counselors are co-located with the Transition Assistance Program and provide one on one appointments and facilitate the VA Benefits and Services class. VA counselors can’t submit claims for disability, but can provide information on claim requirements and how the claim process works. If you would like to speak with the VA representative please call 571-461-8425 or 913-684-2844.
Financial Guidance and Counseling
Our program has an Accredited Financial Counselor available to assist with preparing and planning for the transition from military to civilian. Our counselor will work with you on budget, expected expenditures, and other unexpected expenses that could arise. Call (913) 684-2227 to schedule an appointment.
U.S. Army Career Skills Program (CSP)
The CSP assists service members in finding individual internships locally or nationally with an employer, school, or credentialing program. This program is open to all service members with command approval who are within 180 days of separation. For more information on how you can start the program please call the CSP Installation Administrator at 913-684-8999 or email email@example.com.
Hiring Our Heroes Corporate Fellowship Program (HOH)
Hiring Our Heroes is a structured Corporate Fellowship held 3 times per year with specific cohort dates lasting 12 weeks. It is a competitive program and provides transitioning service members with management training and hands on experience in the civilian workforce. For more information on how you can start the program please call Erica Lee at 202-536-8561 or https://www.hiringourheroes.org/career-services/fellowships/
- Checklist of items to bring
- Individual Transition Plan (ITP) Worksheet
- Financial Planning Worksheet
- TAP Workshop Appropriate Attire