Student Spotlight: Amber C.

Fort Campbell, KY (February 25, 2021) – Digital Works has made working remotely more accessible for military spouses in the Fort Campbell community. Their program offers a solution to the ongoing challenge most spouses face — supporting their service member’s career, while building a career of their own.

When a military spouse receives news that a PCS (Permanent Change of Station) is on the horizon, that time is most often spent riddled with stress and anxiety. They are worried about scheduling their household goods shipment with the moving company and finding a new home. They are worried about whether their family will like the new area and how they will adjust. They are worried about having to make new friends, find new churches and create new support groups. But, one of the most worrisome thoughts for spouses is having to find a new job.

Amber C

Amber C

For a newly married and young spouse like Amber, she understood that her husband had just began his military career. That leaves the potential for many moves in their future together. She really wanted a job that could move around with her. While remote work had always interested Amber, she had no idea how to make it her reality. One evening, while scrolling Facebook, she came across a post within her military spouse support group. It described a local nonprofit offering job training and placement for remote work. Although it sounded too good to be true, Amber took the steps necessary to register. After initial assessments and a phone conversation to discuss her remote work goals, she was placed into the very next Digital Works virtual program.

Throughout the course of Amber’s virtual training, she was given the tools to thrive in a remote teleworking position. She learned how to deliver exceptional customer service, how to speak with a smile and why being empathetic was so important. She acquired important techniques and tips for job interviews and was able to create a top-notch résumé and cover letter. Afterwards, she was introduced to several remote work vendors and, with her new résumé, she was able to apply for a remote position she was excited for.

A few days after applying, Amber got the job. She begins training soon with her new company and couldn’t be more excited! Amber says: “The Digital Works program taught me various skills and also gave me the confidence I needed in securing a new career. The teachers were very knowledgeable, caring, and helpful. I’ve had an excellent experience and I highly recommend.”

In the years to come, when Amber and her husband are faced with several military moves, finding a new job will be one less thing that Amber will have to worry about!

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