FourBlock has joined forces with national learning company Prepare To Launch U (PTLU) to create a comprehensive, instructional career transition program for military spouses looking to return to work or pivot into new careers.
We recognize that it’s not just the service member who faces career challenges; their spouse does, too. Partnering with PTLU and tapping into their expert knowledge and proven curriculum allows FourBlock to provide an experience for military spouses similar to the FourBlock cohort experience that we have offered to transitioning service members and veterans since 2010. PTLU Co-Founders Kelley Biskupiak and Susan Rietano Davey have been helping people navigate work-life transitions for a combined 40 years.
The FourBlock-PTLU Military Spouse Career Readiness Program features live video coaching, flexible online learning modules, and all of the instruction, tools, and inspiration a military spouse will need to navigate her or his way to a meaningful career. Military spouses who complete the program will also have access to an expanded community of FourBlock alumni, employers, and instructors for additional networking and mentorship.
In the fall of 2020, we conducted a pilot program with 22 military spouses. Participants in the pilot program completed the full course and provided invaluable feedback to improve and finalize the curriculum. Since then, we continue to welcome 24+ spouses each fall and spring semester. We are honored to continue to offer this program at no cost thanks to the generous support of several corporate and philanthropic sponsors.
Fall 2023 Semester
The Fall 2023 Military Spouse Career Readiness Program will begin on Wednesday, September 13th with an Orientation session followed by a 10-week intensive curriculum. The program schedule is listed below:
- Orientation + Onboarding: Wednesday, 9/13 from 12pm to 1:30pm ET
- Program Dates: The program begins the week of Monday 9/18 and ends the week of Monday 12/4
- Supplemental live instruction will take place on Wednesdays at 11:15am ET.
- Program participants will also select one of three weekly small-group cohort coaching options:
- Thursdays at 7pm ET
- Fridays at 11:15am ET
- Fridays at 2pm ET
We are currently accepting applications for the FALL ’23 semester on a rolling basis!
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