Transition Readiness Program (TRP) provides our transitioning Marines and their families with the resources and tools needed to reach their personal goals and includes a standardized core curriculum.
The Transition Readiness Program (TRP) provides career/employment assistance, vocational guidance, and transition information to separating service members and their family members. The tools and information provided prepares all separating Marines and their family members to make a successful transition from military to civilian life.
References: MCO 1700.31, NDAA-FY19, MARADMIN 632/19
- Career Coaching
- Resume Review
- Employment Readiness Workshops
- Education & Training Opportunities
- On-site Resource Library
- Computer Lab with Internet access, and copy machine
- Resume Writing
- Interviewing Skills
- Job Search Strategies
- How to Navigate a Job Fair
- Survivor Benefit Plan
- Federal Job Search
- Job Search through Social Media
Transition Readiness Seminar (TRS)
All transitioning service members are required to receive Initial Counseling, Pre-Separation Counseling attend the Transition Readiness Seminar, and Capstone. Completion of these requirements are good for 2 years. Retirees are recommended to attend TRS up to two years prior to retirement and separatees should attend within 12 to 14 months from separation.
Mandatory Components of the TRS
- VA Benefits Brief
- DOL 1-Day: employment Fundamentals of Career Transition (EFCT)
- DOL 2-Day: Department of Labor Employment Workshop (DOLEW)
- Financial Planning for Transition
- Military Occupational Codes (MOC) Crosswalk
Initial Counseling and Pre-Separation Counseling Workshop is required to be completed prior to attending TRS. Marines must coordinate TRS attendance through their Unit Transition Coordinator (UTC).
Additional Two-Day Tracks:
Career/Technical Track: Learn how to find the appropriate certification, licensure, or training for the desired skill or occupation.
Accessing Higher Education Track: A track designed to educate attendees on the process for obtaining a college degree.
This track is for those pursuing an undergraduate degree. For information on pursuing a graduate degree or professional school, contact a P&PD or Education Advisor.
Boots 2 Business Track: Designed to provide basic knowledge about starting a business, joining an existing business, or buying a franchise. Attendees will gain insight about what it means to be an entrepreneur from the Small Business Administration (SBA) and other SMEs.
Career Fairs/Networking Events: Career Fairs bring local, national, and global employment options to service members who will be separating or retiring and military spouses.
SkillBridge Programs: Programs that offer internships, on-the-job-training, or fellowships to transitioning Marines with at least 180 days left to separation/retirement. Participants gain knowledge and labor market skills that allow them to meet current job skill requirements in various industries. Find out more about SkillBridge on the MCCS website:
TRANSITION READINESS PROCESS:
For Marines, the transition process begins with your Unit Transition Coordinator (UTC). Contact your
UTC to get instructions on how to begin the transition process. If you are a Marine on a Marine Corps installation outside of MCB Quantico, contact the UTC at your unit/installation. If you are a Marine Reservist or Marine on I&I Duty outside of MCB Quantico, contact the P&PD Manager at MARFORRES Cynthia.email@example.com for Transition Readiness assistance. For other services, contact the UTC equivalent for your branch of service.
STEPS TO YOUR TRANSITION FROM ACTIVE DUTY
- Identify your Unit Transition Coordinator (UTC) and make contact to receive instructions on how to schedule Initial Counseling.
- Initial Counseling (IC) - Complete IC no LESS than 365 days from your EAS/Retirement. It recommended you take this step as soon as possible before the 365 day mark to have as much time as possible to create your individual transition plan.
- Pre- Separation Counseling (Pre-Sep) - Complete Pre-Sep no LESS than 365 days from your EAS/Retirement.
- Transition Readiness Seminar (TRS): Separatees should attend TRS 12-14 months prior to EAS but no later than 6 months prior to EAS. Retirees should attend TRS 18-24 months prior to their retirement date but no later than 6 months prior to retirement.Steps One through Three must be completed prior to Step Four - attending TRS
- Capstone Review: Completion is required no LESS than 120 from EAS/Retirement.
- Capstone Verification: Completion is required no LESS than 90 days from EAS/Retirement.
- Print your DD Form 2648 and provide a copy to IPAC. Personal & Professional Development Advisors are available to assist you with setting and obtaining your transition goals. You will meet your Advisor during Step One – Initial Counseling.