Career planning after military service

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  • By Kevin Gaddie
  • Team Eglin Public Affairs

Career Exploration and Planning Track workshop was held at the Airman and Family Readiness Center here Sept. 16 -17.

The workshop helped attendees identify their skills, increase awareness of training and credentialing programs and develop an action plan to achieve career goals, said Wanda Sturges, facilitator.

Attendees completed personalized career development assessments of occupational interest, aptitudes and work values.

Next, the assessments were aligned with job recommendations that matched the participants’ interests and aptitudes.  They were guided through a variety of career considerations including labor market projections, education, apprenticeships, certifications and licensure requirements.

The participants then narrowed their focus by establishing achievable career goals and development strategies.

Chief Master Sgt. Tracy Wolfe, 96th Logisitics Readiness Squadron, thought the class was beneficial.

“It was eye-opening,” said the 25-year veteran.  “It pointed me toward career paths I didn’t know I had the skills for.”

For more information on future classes, call 882-9060.