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March 29, 2017 4:29pm

Where Opportunity Knox Launches Senior Leaders Corporate Fellowship Program

Where Opportunity Knox, a regional initiative to connect transitioning Veterans and/or military spouses to jobs and our region, launched the first cohort of an 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, and much more.

Congratulations to the first three Fellows who will graduate from the program on April 10th: LTC Tony Howard and CSM Michael Tucker who participated at GE Appliances and SFC Joshua Lutz who participated at Brown-Forman.

The next cohort has already been selected and will begin in April. There will be two more cohorts in 2017. Thank you to GE Appliances, Brown-Forman, Greater Louisville Inc., Louisville Metro Government and Trilogy Health Services for hosting the next cohort.

This region values Veterans and we aim to become known as one of the top Veteran communities in the nation. We proactively want to attract Veterans to our workforce and community – we need their talent!  If your company is interested in joining the Corporate Fellowship Program or connecting with Veteran job seekers, please contact Whitney Allen at whitney@whereopportunityknox.com for more information. And by sharing your Veteran hiring information you can help us accomplish our goal of recruiting even more Veterans to this region. Click here and tell us if your company is hiring veterans.

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.