Career Exploration

Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Program

Get Started and Explore Your Options!

Build Your Plan for New Employment

Your TAA Career Planner will evaluate where you are currently and help you figure out where you want to go in your career by asking these basic questions:

  1. What are your current skills, such as previous employment, military experience, education, or hobbies?
  2. What are your talents, aptitude and interests, such as communication skills or mechanical ability?
  3. What job opportunities would be a good fit for you, using data that shows what employers are looking for in an employee?
  4. Is training right for you?
  5. If you are interested in training, think about your career goals and start researching the type of education you need, such as earning additional certifications, diplomas, or other higher education degrees. You can also explore registered apprenticeship or on-the-job training options. Research schools you may want to attend and draft a possible schedule that would fit your needs. Visit our training webpage to learn more and use the Training Approval Checklist to help you get organized and figure out your next steps, and bring this information when you meet with your TAA Career Planner to help speed up the process to get you into school.