VET² - Plan of Action Development

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VET² - Plan of Action Development

Course Description

Despite the technical skills, dependability, trainability, commitment, and dedication developed while serving in the military, active duty service members and veterans continue to have a higher unemployment rate than their civilian counterparts. The Georgia Tech Veterans Education Training and Transition (VET2) Program was developed to assist service members and veterans with the successful transition to the civilian workplace. The VET2 certificate program may be conducted as a single four-week program or divided into two separate courses: VET2 Plan of Action Development (3-days) and VET2 Internship (3-weeks).

The VET2 Plan of Action Development course brings structure and understanding to the chaotic job market by clearly identifying the difference in the military and civilian workforce using organization and leadership theory as a construct for comparison. It examines the military to civilian transition hurdle that is reflected in the unemployment rates for post-9/11 veterans. It teaches a refined methodology for gathering and processing information from the job search and allows students to develop a clearly defined “plan of action” for successful integration into their new organization. Throughout the course, the students develop their interpersonal communication skills and understanding as they work in small groups on case studies facilitated by the instructor.

Course Content
  • Module 1 – Stage Setter: The Military Transition Experience and this Program
  • Module 2 – Analyzing Your Organization’s Missions
  • Module 3 – Defining a Construct for Comparison – Reframing Organizations
  • Module 4 - Developing Your Plan of Action
  • Module 5 – Socialization into a New Work Environment
  • Module 6 – Interpersonal Communications
Requirements & Materials


  • Minimum of four years of honorable service at the time of separation from the military (waiver available following interview with instructor)


  • Boots to Loafers – Finding Your New True North, Phillips, J.P., Falcone, P. (2014), ISBN 978-0-9793953-1-4
  • Veterans Education Training and Transition Workbook (2013)

Session Details

Who Should Attend

Active Duty Military, Reserve, or National Guard personnel with 4 years of honorable service and leadership experience interested in transitioning to the civilian work force

How You Will Benefit

  • An understanding of the differences between the military and civilian workforce and the challenges faced during the transition
  • Experience researching potential employers
  • Awareness of the processes by which individuals transitioning to a new work environment cope with integration and socialization experiences
  • The skills needed to develop a successful transition and integration plan of action
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