The Army Career Skills Program (CSP) affords transitioning Soldiers the opportunity to participate in first class apprenticeships, on-the-job training (OJT), employment skills training (EST), and internships up to 180 days prior to separation from the Army with a high probability of employment in high-demand and highly-skilled jobs.

 Eligibility

  • Soldier must be within 180 days of separation/retirement
  • Soldier must have completed TAP Career Readiness Standards requirements
  • Soldier must have Commander approval
  • Programs may have additional requirements

For Cohort Programs (contact CSP Administrator or Transition Assistance Center for forms):

  1. Complete CSP Soldier Participation Memo.
  2. If attending a CSP more than 50-miles from your home stations, complete DA Form 31, Request and Authority for Leave.
  3. Complete any other application materials required by the provider.
  4. For additional information, contact your Career Skills Program Administrator or Transition Assistance Center.

For Individual Internships (contact CSP Administrator  or Transition Assistance Center for forms):

  1. Complete CSP Soldier Participation Memo.
  2. Complete Individual Internship Agreement.
  3. Complete DA Form 31, Request and Authority for Leave it attending a CSP more than 50-miles from home station.
  4. Complete any other application materials required by the provider.
  5. For additional information, contact your Career Skills Program Administrator or Transition Assistance Center.
     

Fort Lee CSP Current and Proposed Programs

A16 Coding Training Institute (Employment Skills Training) - 12 WEEKS

A16 Coding Training Institute is to improve and enrich the lives of our students by equipping them with the highest level of education, knowledge, instruction and to also provide the team with the tools needed for their success in achieving their career goals. Soldiers will earn a certification that will qualify them for employment opportunities with various healthcare providers in different locations.

POC: Ivonne Atanacio, Owner/Instructor/Administrator.
ivonne@a16codingti.com
804.368.0379

Website: www.a16codingti.com

Able Forces Professional Services (Digital Court Reporter) – 4 WEEKS

Able Forces Professional Services is a skill-bridge that prepares the transitioning service member in emerging Digital Court Reporting and Legal Transcription and other professional skills, thus filling the talent gap between service members skills required in the job market. Most court reporters have opportunities to relocate outside Virginia to include Federal contracts with Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Justice-Federal Grand Jury.

POC: Skip Rogers, Chief Executive Officers,
skip.rogers@ableforces.org
(703) 220-1822

Global Institute of Technology (Employment Skills Training) - 12 WEEKS

GIT Services is to empower the transitioning Service Members with a comprehensive, flexible, and responsive Information Technology (IT) training program with individualized career path and successful job opportunity. The intent of the program is for transitioning Service Members to attend training receive certification, and networking with the opportunity for employment options in the Information Technology sector.

POC: Ganga Bathula, Director.
gbathula@gitservices.com
703.310.7133

Website: www.gitservices.com

New Horizons Computer Learning Center (Employment Skills Training) - 12 WEEKS

New Horizons is the world largest Independent Information Technology (IT) training company with industry-technical training that delivers the most relevant and intuitive computer courses and certifications. The program is for transitioning Soldiers to attend online, traditional classroom setting, at your worksite, and self-paced with one-on-support. New Horizons strives to serve adults who can benefits from vocational education for entry level jobs in the security analyst industry.

POC: Layton Clark, Senior Director
lclark@nhrichmond.com
(804) 327-8662

Website: www.nhrichmond.com

Other Opportunities

Available in VA:

Airstreams Renewables, Inc.
POC: Thomas Blakemore, Regional Admissions Representative
thomas.blakemore@air-streams.com
(803) 431-9218

Community College Workforce Alliance Training
POC: Dana Newcomer, Apprenticeship Coordinator
dnewcomer@ccwa.vccs.edu
(804) 706-5182

Hiring Our Heroes Corporate Fellowship Program
POC: Allison Chamberlayne
achamberlayne@uschambr.com
(202) 699-0632

Onward to Opportunity (O2O)
POC: John Malfitano, Program Manager (Hampton Road)
jpmalfit@syr.edu
(757) 692-1774

TECH FOR TROOPS
POC: Mark Casper, Executive Director
mcasper@techfortoops.org
(804) 521-7979

Virginia Department of Veterans Services Veterans Education Transition & Employment Program
POC: Alfredo Torres, VTAP Central Reginal Coordinator
alfredo.torres@dvs.virginia.gov
(804) 482-8517

Universal Technical Institute
POC: Dewayne H. Williams, Military Admission Representative
dwaynewilliams@uti.edu
(757) 334-9170

Shippers’ Choice of Virginia, Inc. Commercial Driver’s Licensure (On-the-Job Licensure) - 4 WEEKS

Shippers’ Choice operates a commercial driving school offering instruction enabling transitioning Soldiers to obtain a Commercial Driver License. CDLs communicate directly with major motor carriers and obtains agreements from such carriers to hire Soldiers once they complete the course of instruction and obtain the CDL.

POC: Kevin Tuppince, Director.
kevin@shipperschoice.com
804.751.9090

Website: www.shipperschoice.com

Southside Virginia Community College/ Phlebotomy Certification Program - 13 WEEKS

SVCC provide Soldiers with training to become integral members of the healthcare team as they learn basic skills and certification for the phlebotomy field. SVCC offers a 13 weeks Phlebotomy program , which consist of written, clinical exams, and performance base assessments with no cost for eligible Service Members. Soldiers will earn a certification that will qualify them for employment opportunities with various healthcare providers in different locations.

POC: Courtney Starke, Workforce Career Coach.
Courtney.starke@southsied.edu
434.949.6614

Website: www.southside.edu

SW Design School (STEM Instructor) - 16 WEEKS

SW Design School is to offer comprehensive educational programs that develop intentional learners of all ages and ensure the full assessment of student learning in these programs. SW Design School is a skill-bridge that provides a well-designed online learning environment and campus facility with advanced technology as a STEM Instructor. They organizes a leadership team committed to outreach and development while engaging institutional effectiveness and full implementation of the school’s vision. The program reaches out to service members in the community and beyond to create meaningful, fulfilling, and mutually-beneficial partnerships.

POC: Tarsha Weary, Director,
tarsha@thecareerleaders.com
(866) 987-0999

Warrior Training Advancement Course (WARTAC) - 10 WEEKS

WARTAC is a skill-bridge education and employment opportunity. Soldiers are trained to become a Veterans Service Representative (VSR). They have the opportunity to start as a (GS0996-07) and become a (GS0996-10), with employment at a Veterans Benefits Regional Office.

POC:Verna Bellamy, Transition Services Specialist,
verna.f.bellamy.civ@mail.mil
(804) 734–4055