LOUISVILLE, Ky. (June 27, 2018) — Where Opportunity Knox, a regional initiative to connect transitioning Veterans and/or military spouses to jobs and careers, announced today that its second 2018 cohort and sixth cohort overall of an 8-week Senior Leaders Corporate Fellowship Program will graduate from the program on Friday, June 29, 2018. The graduation ceremony will be held at 10:00 a.m. ET at Palma Hall, Room 101 at Fort Knox.
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 4 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 nine Fellows who will graduate from the program as part of this cohort include Master Sergeant Frank Sanders who participated at Brown-Forman; Senior Master Sergeant (Air Force) Heather Brundidge at Family Scholar House; Sergeant First Class Ernest Taylor at Trilogy Health Services; Sergeant First Class Yevette Basabe, Sergeant Major Brian Buckler and Captain Wanda Henderson at Transit Authority River City (TARC); Master Sergeant Michael Barbieri at Doe Valley; Sergeant Major Vincent Bacon at Army Career Services (ACS); and Sergeant First Class Robert Lawton at UPS. Senior Master Sergeant Heather Brundidge is the first Air Force participant in the Senior Leaders Corporate Fellowship Program and is stationed in the Netherlands.
Following this June graduation ceremony, 42 Fellows will have graduated from the program in the first six cohorts. A record 90 percent of the Fellows who participated in the 2017 quarterly cohorts have already taken new jobs in the Greater Louisville region. Two additional quarterly cohorts are 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, contact Whitney Allen at [email protected].
Where Opportunity Knox, which launched in September 2014, is a regional initiative to connect transitioning Veterans and military spouses to jobs and careers in the Greater Louisville region, now through focused efforts to bring Veteran talent to the employer’s doorstep through fellowships and showcases. For more information visit whereopportunityknox.com.