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P1. To assist students in assessing their readiness for career transition.

P2. To ensure that each student is fully prepared to effectively access resources and services that assist them in making a successful transition to his/her mid-term goal:

  • employment in an in-demand industry sector,
  • entry into an apprenticeship program,
  • participation in advanced training,
  • enlistment in the U.S. Armed Forces, or
  • enrollment in postsecondary education 

P3. To prepare students to effectively access resources and services that will assist them in making a successful transition to their career pathway mid-term goal. 




R1. Separation Status

Centers must determine the level of services to be provided based on each student’s separation status.

R2. Job Search Skills

At least 45 days prior to projected graduation, centers must assess and counsel students to determine their capabilities and review job search skills and strategies including the following:

a. Sources of employment

b. Conducting an Internet job search

c. Completing a job application

d. Updating the resume

e. Writing a cover letter

f. Interviewing for a job

g. Worker’s rights and responsibilities, including reasonable accommodation needs for employment, as appropriate

h. Strategies for succeeding during the first weeks on a job

R3. Placement Readiness

The interdepartmental Career Management Team (CMT) must:

a. Collaborate with the Career Transition Service Provider and each student to:

1. Update and finalize the student’s My Pathway to Achieving Career Excellence (MyPACE) Career Plan and Pathway Achievement Records (PAR);

2. Review and verify the student’s mid-term career goal to:

(a) Ensure the student has completed all assigned mid-term goal PAR tasks and activities and has proper supporting documentation of completed tasks;

(b) Verify the student’s understanding of the next steps needed to transition to the chosen mid-term career goal; and career pathway remains appropriate;

(c) Confirm the student’s transitional support needs and strategies to address them.

b. Facilitate the student’s connection with his/her assigned Career Transition Specialist.

c. Submit each student’s final MyPACE Career Plan and PAR to the Center Director or senior management designee for review and approval.

d. Retain a copy of the approved final MyPACE Career Plan and PAR in the student’s permanent personnel file. (See Chapter 6, Section 6.3, R2, Student Personnel File)

e. Upload a copy of the final MyPACE Career Plan and PAR in the Center Information System (CIS) e-Folder for the student’s assigned Career Transition Specialist to access.

f. Ensure student has access to his/her final MyPACE Career Plan and PAR.

R4. Job Search Credentials

Centers must assist students in assembling documents necessary for obtaining placement in the student's career pathway mid-term goal, including originals of personal documents and those credentials that document the student’s accomplishments.

R5. Transitional Needs Assessment

Centers must ensure a student's MyPACE Career Plan and PARs are complete and all of the following transitional support needs have been addressed:

a. Housing

b. Transportation

c. Child care

d. Health care

e. Work clothing and tools

f. Food and nutrition

g. Budgeting/money management

h. Mentoring/assessment and counseling

i. Job retention support

j. Legal services

k. Federal funding for advanced education, as appropriate

R6. Career Pathway Development

As aligned with MyPACE PAR requirements, centers must provide career pathway development, referral, and placement services to graduates as appropriate. For those graduates who entered the program with an employer referral, centers must notify the referring employer of the student’s upcoming graduation.

R7. Transition Resources and Services

At a minimum, centers must connect graduates and former enrollees with career transition resources appropriate to their needs and in accordance with the center Career Development Services System (CDSS) plan. Centers must:

a. Establish a personal connection between the potential graduate and the career transition services provider.

b. Initiate or support pre-graduation job search efforts.

c. Develop resources to meet transitional support needs.