LOUISVILLE, Ky. – September 25, 2018 — Fort Knox Career Skills Program and Where Opportunity Knox, a regional initiative to connect transitioning Veterans and/or military spouses to jobs and careers, announced today that its third 2018 cohort and seventh cohort overall of an 8-week Senior Leaders Corporate Fellowship Program will graduate from the program on Friday, September 28, 2018. The graduation ceremony will be held at 10:00am ET at the General George Patton Museum of Leadership at Fort Knox, KY.
Where Opportunity Knox, in partnership with Fort Knox Education Services, launched the new 8-week Senior Leaders Corporate Fellowship Program in February 2017. In this program, senior military leaders, in the beginning stages of their transition to a civilian career, have the opportunity to spend four days a week working in a regional business where they work on projects, shadow business leaders and experience the civilian workplace. Each Fellow also receives weekly classroom training on Mondays at Fort Knox to learn about resume writing, interview skills, using social media in a job search, etc.
The five Fellows who will graduate from the program as part of this cohort include Chief Warrant Officer Gerald Crumlin II who participated at GE Appliances; Chief Warrant Officer Bassirou Ndiaye at Transit Authority River City (TARC); Sergeant First Class Robert Lopez at GE Appliances; Sergeant First Class Jason Boyer at Jim Beam Suntory; and Sergeant First Class Tony McKinzy at UPS. All are Army Soldiers from Fort Knox.
Following this September graduation ceremony, 47 Fellows will have graduated from the program in the first seven cohorts. A record 90% of the Fellows who participated in the 2017 quarterly cohorts have already taken new jobs in the Greater Louisville region. One additional quarterly cohort is planned for 2018 and Where Opportunity Knox is actively recruiting other companies to participate. If your company is interested in joining the Corporate Fellowship Program, please contact Whitney Allen at Whitney@WhereOpportunityKnox.com.