Veteran Career Transition Assistance Program joined Live Well San Diego as a recognized partner on December 1, 2017. Veteran Career Transition Assistance Program (VetCTAP) provides job search skills training/coaching for transitioning military, veterans, and spouses.
The VetCTAP program concept grew out of the personal experience of Sandra Fichter (former US Army Officer), who is a Human Resources (HR) professional. In her HR role, Ms. Fichter reviewed resumes from transitioning veterans that did not reflect their skills. Ms. Fichter could predict that they would not be selected for jobs they qualified for because they did not effectively communicate their strengths and skills. This is when the concept of the VetCTAP workshop series was born.
Sandra recruited Sr. Learning and Development expert, Janis Whitaker and other HR professionals to create a job search workshop series. The program was built around three key elements: one-on-one coaching, utilizing HR professionals as facilitators and coaches, and reaching military members before they leave the service, allowing for a smooth and successful career change.
This innovative, 8-module workshop series includes: resume writing, networking with practice mock interviews and feedback, one-on-one coaching, and more. These workshops assist participants to successfully translate their military skills for application in the civilian job market. The program has sustained a 90% success rate of graduates obtaining the career of their choice. This success is not possible without HR and business professionals who volunteer to teach and coach, and donors who share in our passion supporting veterans and spouses in transition.