Second Lady of the United States Karen Pence and U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia announced the launch of a new series of Transition Assistance Program (TAP) workshops for military spouses on Sept. 30.

The Transition Employment Assistance for Military Spouses (TEAMS) will assist military spouses in their careers with training on “employment essentials,” according to a recent press release.

“Military spouses make great sacrifices for our country. As a nation, we should lessen those burdens when we can, including in the workplace,” said Sec. Scalia. “The TEAMS initiative will equip military spouses with skills they can use to participate more fully in our nation’s economy even as they shoulder the challenges of life in a military family.”

The four workshops will be presented in virtual and in-person classroom settings. TEAMS initiated by the President’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2020.

The four courses will also be piloted in classrooms at Ft. Gordon and Ft. Hood in October 2020, followed by 20 virtual presentations from Oct. 26, 2020, through Oct. 30, 2020.

Photo by Lance Cpl. Jackeline M. Perez Rivera/Marine Corps