The Employment Readiness Program (ERP) is committed to strengthening all military spouses and dependents - from the spouse of a senior officer, senior enlisted, or junior enlisted to military teens and college students. The ERP enhances employment options through career counseling, vocational assessment, employment information, and employer referral assistance.
To schedule an Employment Readiness Appointment or sign up for a class, scan the QR code below, or visit: www.fortmeadeacs.checkappointments.com
- Individual counseling
- Career assessment and development
- Resume writing (civilian and federal)
- Job search strategies
- Interview preparation
- Salary negotiation
- Utilizing social media
- Proper dress
- Other career and job search activities
- Education, scholarship and volunteer referral information
- Unemployment and licensure transfer information
ACS Discovery Center/Computer Lab
- Use of computer (CAC accessible), Wi-fi and printers
- Use of scanner and fax for job related activities
- Job board with a variety of job announcements
MARK YOUR CALENDAR for “TUESDAY TRAININGS” to receive a wide-variety of classes throughout the year!
Most classes are held from 9a.m. – 12p.m. See schedule or contact ERP team for details
- Registration is FREE to military ID card holders and Department of Defense civilians.
- Reserve your seat and confirm details using automated appointment system www.fortmeadeacs.checkappointments.com or call 301-677-5590.
- Dates and times are subject to change.
- Can’t make a class – make an appointment on any topic.
Come receive tips on creating winning resume styles and selecting the right one for your career goals. Great for those who are new to resume development, as well as those who need a refresher. Also learn about the power of writing cover letters and follow-up letters.
10 Steps to a Federal Job (Full and half day sessions available)
Learn how to understand vacancy announcements, develop your electronic federal resume, track applications and write KSA's (knowledge, skill and ability) statements.
Learn the basic skills and best practices of interviewing so you can present yourself as the best candidate for the job.
Job Search Strategies
Make your job search a success by learning techniques to target your resume, maximize your networks and learn to be savvy in negotiating job offers.
Using various assessment tools and techniques, learn about your personality preferences, values, and interests and how to use them for achieving personal and professional success.
How to Work a Job Fair
Job fairs can be a vital part of your job search, but only if you know how to work them. This workshop will help you strategize and make the most of a job fair opportunity.
Social Media for Job Seeker
Discover ways to effectively utilize social media in your job search to find jobs and market yourself.
Military & Spouse Resources
Now Is The Time To Be A Military Spouse!
Special programs and services are available to military spouses to help them obtain their career and personal employment and education goals.
Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA.com)
The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MYCAA) Program is now offering a maximum of $4,000 (with an annual fiscal year cap of $2000) to military spouses who are interested in pursuing degree programs, licenses or credentials leading to careers in high growth, high demand portable career fields.
Eligibility: For spouses of service members on active duty in pay grades E-1 TO E-5, W-1 TO W-2, AND 0-1 TO 0-2 who can start and complete their coursework while their military sponsor is on Title 10 military orders, including spouses married to members of the national guard and reserve components in these same pay grades.
DoD Military Spouse Preference Program (Program S)
DoD Military Spouse Preference Program (Program S) is a subprogram of the Priority Placement Program (PPP) and provides employment preference to military spouses by giving them priority in the employment selection process. Program S works to reduce the impact of frequent relocations on spouses' careers.
Military Spouse Employment Program (MSEP)
MSEP is a targeted recruitment and employment solution for spouses and companies that:
- Partners Fortune 500 Plus companies with ALL Military Services
- Provides human resource (HR) managers with recruitment solutions – military spouses
- Prepares military spouses to become competitive, “job ready” applicants
- Connects military spouses with employers seeking the essential 21st century workforce skills and attributes they possess
Spouse Education & Career Opportunities (SECO)
SECO offers comprehensive counseling services at no cost to all eligible military spouses. Certified SECO Career Counselors offer specialty consultations six days a week by calling 800-342-9647 and can help with career exploration; education, training and licensing; employment readiness and career connections.
Post 9/11 GI Bill
This new education program provides eligible service members with 36 months of educational benefits; and provides them the opportunity to transfer unused benefits to a spouse, two children or any combination. Children cannot start using the benefit until they are 18 or have a high school diploma or equivalent; and are only eligible for the benefit if they are enrolled as full-time in college up to the age of 21 years. Service members can add names only while on active duty, and not after separating or retiring from active-duty service. Must have four years remaining in active duty. – click on Post 9/11 GI Bill.