Reskilling through Tech
The power of re- and upskilling in a fast-paced digital world
6th of September, 2023
Travel to Junction City, Kansas and meet military spouse, Danielle Hethcox as she tells her personal story of how Akkodis Academy’s ‘US Military Spouse Reskilling Initiative’ has opened up a pathway for a new career in tech. Experience Danielle’s journey and discover how this program has transformed her life and the lives of many others, by supporting their lifestyles and providing them with a sense of purpose and the professional tools they need to successfully enter the workforce.
For the partners of America’s active-duty service members, finding a stable, well-paid job is often impossible. Military spouses are at a unique disadvantage when it comes to finding gainful, full-time employment.
Technology is rapidly growing and it affords the opportunity to align to the military spouse lifestyle. Akkodis Academy is focused on reskilling and upskilling individuals in IT and engineering to help them contribute to the Smart Industry of tomorrow.”
Regular relocations, deployments and moves can lead to multiple forced career restarts, lost promotions and general professional discontinuity. In addition, the constant state of geographical flux also makes it enormously difficult to build relationships, develop a reputation, complete education and training, and build on professional experiences.
Digitalization and tech play a vital role in transforming future work and creating pathways for increased access to work. In North America, Akkodis Academy has developed the Military Spouse Reskilling Initiative, a scholarship program to re-skill and propel military spouses to work.
"Technology is rapidly growing and it affords the opportunity to align to the military spouse lifestyle. Akkodis Academy is focused on reskilling and upskilling individuals in IT and engineering to help them contribute to the Smart Industry of tomorrow," says Marcia Custodio, Director of North American Sales, Akkodis.