Navy Life Hampton Roads VA Resource Guide

service goals. Core components of TAP include the Transition Military Life Cycle (MLC), self-assessment, Individual Transition Plan (ITP), pre-separation counseling, the 3-Day TAP course, 2-Day Career Tracks (education, vocational, employment, entrepreneurship) and the Capstone event. Employment Readiness As service members prepare to transition to civilian life, preparing adequately for employment is very important. The employment specialists in the FFSC Career Development Resource Center (CDRC) provide education and one-on-one assistance with career exploration and planning, resume preparation, job search, application for federal employment, interview skills and networking. Family Employment Readiness Program (FERP) Frequent relocations associated with military life create tremendous career and employment challenges for military spouses. FFSC employment specialists can assist military spouses and family members in achieving their employment goals by providing employment assistance and job search resources. Family members can utilize the Career Development Resource Center (CDRC) for employment workshops, career planning, resume assistance and job search resources.

Personal Financial Management (PFM)

Managing money in today’s marketplace can be challenging. Frequent deployments, separation from extended families, and numerous moves can deplete the resources of military families. FFSC Personal Financial Management (PFM) personnel show how to make your money work as hard as you do through various financial programs and one-on-one financial counseling. PFM is designed to emphasize a proactive, career lifecycle approach accountability by providing basic principles and practices of sound money management, counseling tools and referral services. Programs include: • Million Dollar Sailor • Car Buying • Marriage and Money • Home Buying • Paying for College • Blended Retirement System • Thrift Savings Plan • Art of Money Management to service members’ personal financial responsibility and

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