Where Opportunity Knox, a regional initiative to connect transitioning Veterans and/or military spouses to jobs and our region, had a great opportunity in late March to present the Greater Louisville region and its quality of life and job opportunities to 150 Army Transition Assistance counselors from installations around the world who were in town for the Army’s Soldier for Life – Transition Assistance Program (SFL-TAP) symposium.
SFL-TAP is the program all transitioning Soldiers attend when leaving active duty service. The program teaches career and civilian skills such as resume writing, applying to civilian jobs, how to interview properly, financial budgeting, Veterans Affairs benefits, education opportunities, entrepreneurship opportunities, offers access to Career Skills Programs, etc. Approximately 100,000 Soldiers transition from active duty each year and go to a SFL-TAP Center which are located in over 70 locations in the United States and overseas.
The theme of this year’s symposium is “Transition to Connection” and attendees left with information and tools to help them connect their clients – transitioning soldiers – to opportunities in the Greater Louisville area.
Where Opportunity Knox is funded through the generous support of the Cumberlands Workforce Development Area, the Duke Energy Foundation, the Gheens Foundation, the James Graham Brown Foundation, the Lincoln Trail Area Development District, and the Ogle Foundation.