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 48+ 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.
Spring II 2024 Semester
The Spring II 2024 Military Spouse Career Readiness Program will begin in April with an Orientation + Onboarding session followed by a 10-week intensive curriculum. (The Spring 2024 semester is underway and is no longer accepting applications at this time). The Spring II program schedule is listed below:
- Orientation + Onboarding: Wednesday, April 17th at 12pm ET or Thursday, April 18th at 6pm ET
- Program Dates: The program begins the week of Monday, April 22nd, 2024 and ends the week of Monday, June 24th, 2024
- Supplemental live instruction will take place on Wednesdays at 11:15am ET.
- Program participants will also select one of four weekly small-group cohort coaching options:
- Thursdays at 6 pm ET
- Thursdays at 7:15 pm ET
- Fridays at 11:15 am ET
- Fridays at 2 pm ET
We are currently accepting applications for the SPRING II 2024 semester on a rolling basis!
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