Contact Information

EDUCATION CENTER OFFICE HOURS

Monday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday
0730 – 1600

Tuesday
0730-1430

719-567-2043

50FSS.FSD.EDOffice@us.af.mil

BRIEFS/COURSES AVAILABLE

 

  • Initial Tuition Assistance (TA) Briefing– Offered the 2ND and 4TH Mondays of the month at 1500. No appointment required. Mandatory for all first-time TA users. Additionally, any personnel who have not pursued their education in the last year are now required by AFI 36-2649 to have a follow-up counseling. This briefing fulfills the requirement.
  • MY Education (T-GPS) Achieving Higher Education Course – Offered quarterly. View scheduled courses and sign up on our SharePoint site, call or email the Org Box. The Accessing Higher Education track is for those transitioning members pursuing higher education. It assists Service members in identifying the education requirements that support their personal goals. This track focuses on topics such as how to achieve academic success, how to research and compare institutions, and how to finance higher education. After completing the Accessing Higher Education Track, Service members will be prepared to complete an application to an accredited institution, schedule a session with a counselor from an academic institution, or meet individually with education counselors, as needed.
  • SkillBridge (Career Skills Program) – Offered quarterly. View scheduled courses and sign up on our SharePoint site, call or email the Org Box. Mandatory for all SkillBridge applicants. Career Skills Programs (CSPs) are apprenticeships, on-the-job training (OJT), job shadowing, employment skills training, and internships that offer skills training opportunities to regular Air Force and Air Force Reserve Airmen (officers and enlisted) preparing to transition from military to civilian employment.

OTHER RESOURCES

AFVEC Your AF education record

Career Path DECIDE provides Service members with an online advisement tool to support their career exploration and planning, and aid them in identifying and making informed decisions regarding education and professional development opportunities.

CCAF Community College of the Air Force

DANTES Provides no-cost education and career-planning programs for U.S. Armed Forces military members.DANTES provides no-cost education and career-planning programs for the U.S. Armed Forces military member. Our Defense programs can help a military member at every stage of their military career, from entry into the service to the final stage of civilian transition to their next career. provides no-cost education and career-planning programs for the U.S. Armed Forces military member. Our Defense programs can help a military member at every stage of their military career, from entry into the service to the final stage of civilian transition to their next career.

DoD MOU Voluntary education partnership

Kuder This Career and Transition System, which is specifically designed for the US Military, is a comprehensive online resource to help you plan for the future. Learn about your interests, skills and work values and use those results to build a personal career plan, explore occupational information and plan for your future success.

SkillBridge/Career Skills Program

________________________________________________

The Career Skills Program

Career Skills Programs (CSPs) are apprenticeships, on-the-job training (OJT), job shadowing, employment skills training, and internships that offer skills training opportunities to regular Air Force and Air Force Reserve Airmen (officers and enlisted) preparing to transition from military to civilian employment.

How does it work?

Eligible Airmen can seek out apprenticeships, on-the-job training (OJT), job shadowing, employment skills training, or internships with private sector employers and then submit an application through AFVEC requesting approval to participate in the CSP.  

The application is processed and then forwarded to the Education and Training Services (ETS) Chief to verify if the employer/program is an eligible provider per DoDI 1322.29, Enclosure 4. 

If the partner is an approved provider, the application is forwarded to the Unit Commander for approval/denial of the Airman’s participation in the program.  If the employer/program is not an eligible provider, the application is disapproved and the Airman is notified. 

Airmen sign a Memorandum of Participation (MoP) outlining their participation in the CSP, which includes the requirement to report accountability, comply with military training requirement, and maintain military standards.

In addition, Airmen may participate in CSP training opportunity programs located on Fort Carson Army Post. Programs available are: United Association Veterans in Piping (VIP) Program, Warrior Training Advancement Course (WARTAC), Hiring Our Heroes, and CDL Career Skills Program.

Who qualifies to participate in the program?

Eligible Airmen (enlisted and officers) must complete 180 days on Active Duty (AD) and expect to be discharged or released from AD within 180 days of starting the CSP.  If the unit commander determines the Airman is not mission essential, they may be approved for CSP participation.

When can someone sign up for the program?

Airmen self-initiate participation by contacting a CSP Provider and submitting an application via AFVEC within 30-days of the CSP start date.

Are there specific dates or time frames when someone can enter the program or is it flexible to accommodate any entry date?

Eligible Airmen (enlisted and officers) must complete 180 days on AD and expect to be discharged or released from AD within 180 days of starting the CSP.