A program that will provide job training and placement assistance for military spouses is on its way to Fort Lee.
The program, which doesn’t have a formal name, is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor through John Tyler Community College. Each program session lasts 10 days, and the first session starts July 9.
Josephine Brady, employment readiness program manager for Army Community Service, said she is enthused about the program.
“I think it is wonderful,” she said. “We haven’t had a program like this one.”
The program features free child care to participants. It offers a skills assessment and hands-on training in resume preparation, computer skills and interview techniques. Ten subject areas will be covered in all by instructors from John Tyler.
“They’ve been doing this for years, and they are very good at what they do,” said Brady.
Following the classroom sessions, students will complete a self-paced course of study that will prepare them to test for a Career Readiness Certificate signed by the governor of Virginia.
Brady said the program will target about 240 spouses over the next year. There are about 15 seats per class.
Class times are 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. daily and classes will be held in building 4310 on Lee Avenue.
Job placement assistance after course completion will be handled by the Virginia Employment Commission.
For details, call ACS at (804) 734-7178.