Where Opportunity Knox, a regional initiative to connect transitioning Veterans and/or military spouses to jobs and careers, graduated its second cohort of an 8-week Senior Leaders Corporate Fellowship Program on June 30, 2017. As part of this eight-week program which launched in February 2017, selected individuals who are transitioning to civilian life spend four days a week 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.
Congratulations to MSG Sherry Clark who participated at GE Appliances, and SFC Jason Himel, SFC Scott Potter, SFC Renaldo Manuel and LTC Lenora Young who participated at Trilogy Health Services.
The next cohort has already been selected and will begin in August. There will be one more cohort later in 2017 with quarterly cohorts planned for 2018. GE Appliances, Trilogy Health Services and UPS will host the next cohort but Where Opportunity Knox is actively recruiting other companies to participate.
If your company is interested in joining the Corporate Fellowship Program or connecting with Veteran job seekers, please contact Whitney Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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.