Career Program-31 (CP-31), Education Services, as one of 31 Army professional civilian career programs, provides its careerists with a managed, systematic approach to competitive career development and progression.
This series includes professional positions with duties to administer, supervise, promote, conduct, or evaluate programs and activities designed to provide individualized career-related or self-development education plans
for adults. The work requires knowledge of education theories, principles, procedures, and practices of secondary, post-secondary, adult, career-technical, and continuing education. Some positions require skill in counseling
educational and career development to establish educational and occupational objectives and goals for adults.
To benefit from being part of a professional career program, a careerist should become familiar with the professional development programs, services, and references offered specifically for CP-31 careerists. The
resources tab contains links to programs to assist careerists in successful management of their Army education careers.
The ACTEDS Apprentice Program is the Army's primary means of accessing and providing initial occupational and leadership training to those who will become our future civilian leaders. ACTEDS ensures the
planned development of our future civilian leaders as they progress from the Apprentice level through key positions. It provides a combination of progressive and sequential work assignments, formal training
and self-development similar in many respects to the military system of developing officers. Through ACTEDS, the Army is committed to the development of competent, confident leaders essential to a high-performing workforce.
Apprentice program management has been streamlined considerably by both centralized recruitment and selection in recent years. The following steps generally outline the centralized process for recruitment of centrally-funded DA Apprentices:
The training for all CP-31 Education Services Apprentices is a combination of formal training and rotational assignments to acquire the basic competencies needed and application of those competencies in rotational assignments.
The Master Intern Training Plan (MITP) is a comprehensive plan which outlines the core subject matter education services Apprentices should know by the time they reach their target grade. It links the competencies or Knowledge,
Skills, and Abilities (KSA) required to perform at the journeyman level to the means for acquiring those competencies. It is applicable to all centrally- and locally-funded career Apprentices in CP-31. The MITP for each Apprentice
is divided into phases. These plans are intended for Apprentices entering directly into the career series at grade GS-1740-5 for a target position as a Guidance Counselor at the GS-1740-9 level, and grade GS-1740-7 with a target position
of GS-1740-11 as an Education Services Specialist. The CP-31 contains multiple MITPs specific to each Command. Each plan covers core competencies all entry-level education services careerists need, plus the competencies needed for their
functional area. ACES Apprentices may be assigned to HQ ACES, IMCOM, Army National Guard, U.S. Army Reserve, MEPCOM and USAREC. Currently, the MITPs are under revision and example MITPs can be viewed on the CP 31 milSuite page:
CP-31 periodically recruits new Apprentices for vacancies in the United States and around the world. The announcements for these guidance counselor and education services specialist positions, entry level professional,
can be found on USAJOBS.gov.
The ACTEDS Plan is an extremely valuable tool to help careerists improve their competencies so they can assume new responsibilities. It should serve as a road map for careerists as they work with supervisors and mentors in
developing their fullest professional potential. Professional self-development is an important responsibility for every CP-31 careerist. As a comprehensive road map to support and guide career development,
the ACTEDS Plan for Education Services Career Program-31 has been extensively revised to reflect the new competencies required to groom our professional careerists to be tomorrow's leaders. Its primary purpose
is to provide Army civilian employees and supervisors with a logical, visible framework for developing the technical, managerial and professional competencies required of Army educators. It covers in detail all
aspects of career planning and progression for the Education Services in the series of GS 1701, 1702, 1710, 1720, 1740 and 1799. It contains specific career track charts and identifies optimal points to transition
between career tracks as well as recommended paths for moving to key positions at the major command and Army headquarters level. The plan also prescribes the policies, procedures and responsibilities for developing,
implementing and executing this program. Professional self-development is an important responsibility for every CP-31 careerist. As a comprehensive road map to support and guide career development, the ACTEDS
Plan for Education Services Career Program-31 has been extensively revised to reflect the new competencies required to groom our professional careerists to be tomorrow's leaders. Its primary purpose is to
provide Army civilian employees and supervisors with a logical, visible framework for developing the technical, managerial and professional competencies required of Army educators.
***(The ACTEDS Plan is currently under revision. Please go to actnow.army.mil/communities/community/civilian-cpp
to view the current ACTEDS plan).
The ACTEDS Plan contains valuable information on many appropriate training courses. Many of these online courses are offered free of charge to Army employees.
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