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Curriculum and Learning Manager | O2O-VCTP

Amy Taft

Amy Taft

Curriculum and Learning Manager | O2O-VCTP
Curriculum and Learning Manager | O2O-VCTP

Amy Taft

Amy has been with the Institute for Veteran and Military Families (IVMF) since August 2016.  Now serving as the Manager of Curriculum and Learning, she previously served as the Program Manager for Camp Lejeune.

Amy is a highly experienced Supervisor, Curriculum Development Designer, Adult Educator, Professional Development Trainer and Project Manager, who inspires others to reach their maximum potential.  Having worked in the public school system, government, and nonprofit sectors, Amy brings a complete package of logistical planning, leadership, and personality that easily establishes personal connections and has the ability to move others as a cohesive unit to the next level. Before her time with IVMF, she served as the Marine for Life Regional Manager for the Southeast District. In this capacity, she oversaw and provided guidance to 19+ part-time Marine Reservists who serve as hometown links for the network. Amy also served as a liaison for civilian employers and educational institutions who wish to interact with transitioning Marines. Additionally, Amy provided guidance to civilian companies as requested on Military transferability of skills.  Amy effectively maintained and grew an expanding network of Marines, corporations, small business and educational institutions to create a unified network that employment opportunities, mentorship opportunities and advice on educational pathways. Amy also served as the primary point of contact for East Coast personal and professional development departments for the Marine For Life Network.

Amy has also has served as a Personal and Professional Development Advisor for the United States Marine Corps. She instructed the CORE curriculum for the Transition Readiness Seminar (formerly known as Seps/TAPS) as well as Financial Management Basics, Education and Career Technical Pathway classes, and Civilian Leadership courses. Areas of instruction include employment, education, vocational/technical, teamwork, leadership skills and personal financial management disciplines.  Amy also developed curriculum by identifying competencies and developing an assessment tool, establishing prioritized goals, developing instructional materials for diverse learners and collaborating with other instructors and industry professionals to ensure relevance of lesson plans.  Amy was instrumental in MCCS’s efforts to collaborate with Department of Labor representatives, State and County Veteran’s Administration representatives and other community agencies to ensure service members receive quality and accurate information.

Amy brings with her a passion for creating curriculums and learning pathways that propel military service members, spouses and veterans on a path towards success.  Her search for new and innovative delivery methods ensure that the Onward to Opportunity- VCTP curriculums will continue to stay one of the most innovative training and employment programs for those who serve and their families.