Fort Campbell, Ky (October 29, 2020) – As we wrap up yet another successful virtual class, our Fort Campbell Digital Works team prepares for the final two training classes of the year and our official one-year mark! It definitely hasn’t looked the way we thought it would, and facilitator Jess Golson says it has been a wild ride so far.
“When we first started in the facility the first week of December last year, we hit the ground running — fast! Marketing and outreach were top priority, focusing all of our energy on spreading the word about our program and the benefits it came with. We had absolutely no idea that our first class, in February of 2020, would be the only class of year-one that participated in training 100% in-facility!”
About halfway through Class No. 2, the Fort Campbell DW team had to switch to virtual instruction and has maintained this format since. Class No. 10 starts in about a week and will continue to be virtual. Golson says the team decided early on to make some changes for the last two classes of 2020.
“With November and December come a lot of family holidays, travelling, and increased need for extra spending money. We wanted to make sure to meet the needs of our students — getting them employed and a paycheck as soon as possible — but also allow for the usual hustle and bustle this time of year brings.”
Both the November and December classes are shortened to a two-week model that was used in the first few virtual classes of the 2020 pandemic. This will allow our November graduates to receive their first paychecks prior to the Christmas season. With the success of the virtual classes — and with over 95% of graduates receiving job offers within a week of graduation — the team is anxious to keep building as we look to 2021.
“We have little knowledge of what to expect for the next year. No one was prepared for the whirlwind of changes this year, but we adapted the best we could. The result has been an impressive remote training set-up that is benefiting our military spouse and veteran community despite the shutdowns taking place around us. I feel like it’s safe to say that we will continue to show endurance and versatility moving forward. Virtual or in-person classes will still take place, and we will continue to be a vital part of this community, strengthening the economy one work-at-home job at a time.”
December still has a few vacant spots available and the cut-off for registration and interviews is Nov. 13, 2020. Interested candidates can register at digitalworksjobs.org and select “Fort Campbell-KY” as their location.