New JBLM exit training program starts
Starting this week at JBLM, 16 service members from the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force are spending four days in the classroom beginning to transition their military leadership skills into what they will need working for corporate America.
Following this first week through the end of the Academy, the Fellows will spend Monday through Wednesday with their host, learning through hands-on experience.
The 13-week fellowship is a newly launched Heroes Corporate Fellowship Academy, a one-of-a-kind program to provide an opportunity to learn through on-site experience with corporate leaders in Puget Sound area, and additionally through 120 hours of in classroom corporate management training.
Each of the Fellows will be hosted by a participating corporate partners: Thurston Economic Development Council, TrueBlue Inc., Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce, Williams -Sonoma, ThyssenKrupp Aerospace NA, Amazon, Starbucks, Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center and Compass Group.
“Fellowship Academy is a first for transitioning service personnel,” said Cheryl Fambles, CEO of Pacific Mountain Workforce Development. “It represents the very best in collaboration among the military, public workforce system and corporate America.”
This program was developed between Hiring Our Heroes, a program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, and Camo2Commerce, a program of Pacific Mountain Workforce Development.