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Career Transition Center (CTC)


The Career Transition Center (CTC) provides training, counseling, job leads, and other assistance to U.S. citizen employees of the Department of State and other federal foreign affairs agencies who are leaving USG service.


CTC Courses 

Job Search Program (lasts one to two months depending on Civil or Foreign Service pay scheme)  

Retirement Planning Seminar (lasts four days). Two parts of the Retirement Planning Seminar can be taken separately:

The Mid-Career Retirement Planning Seminar (for those who are more than 10 years away from retirement)


Other CTC Job Search Services for USG Clients

  • Job leads compiled from numerous sources
  • Three job fairs annually with private sector and non-profit employers

CTC Research


Additional Resources

Transition assistance to foreign affairs employees and family members, both:


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