Ten senior Army leaders from around Fort Knox graduated June 28 from the latest class of Army-to-civilian job seeking fellowships in the Career Skills Program.
Hosted by USA Cares' Trace Chesser and attended by Fort Knox Garrison Commander Col. Pat Kaune and Command Sgt. Maj. Garrick Griffin, the garrison senior enlisted advisor, the ceremony highlighted successes in Soldiers finding jobs outside of the Army.
Many of the 10 candidates, of whom nine attended the ceremony at Palma Hall, have already signed letters of intent to work for area corporations, to include Jim Beam, Altec and Hardin Memorial Hospital. To date, a dozen corporations have participated in the program.
The eight-week course involves classroom workshops, seminars, and ample time at a designated employer's location getting to know business executives and workloads. Chesser said nearly all the candidates have jobs waiting for them when they leave the Army.
Kaune and Griffin emphasized the need for the candidates to tout the program to their Army colleagues so more Soldiers will take advantage of the employment opportunities.
The next class is accepting applications through Aug. 16 with class dates running from Oct. 7 to Dec. 6. For more information or to register, call (502) 624-8246 or (270) 872-4422, extension 151.