FCEDC Hosts Intensive Career Development Workshop for Military Spouses

Feb 17, 2023 | Blog Posts

Hiring Our Heroes’ two-day event, “Ft. Bragg Amplify,” came to a close yesterday at FCEDC.  Amplify is a free two-day workshop, filled with interactive sessions tailored toward military spousal career growth. The program is designed to provide career preparation tools such as professional development and networking. Topics highlighted at this event were public and professional speaking, resume building, elevator pitch formulation, entrepreneurship, salary negotiation, mentorship, networking, interviewing, job fairs, and strategic job search processes. Patriots Path, which FCEDC hosted last month, also made an appearance.

Executive VP, Rob Patton, speaks to attendees

“What makes the Hiring Our Heroes Amplify program so successful is the relationships built at the community level. Amplify seeks to provide the military spouse community with the tools to build a pathway to sustainable employment and the confidence to effectively communicate their career journey and destination. This Amplify has brought together local military spouses and 14 employers. We thank the Fayetteville Cumberland Economic Development Corporation for providing a venue and their support,” said Brian Alvarado, the Director of Military Spouse Programs at Hiring Our Heroes.”

FCEDC is proud to host events like these because of our direct alignment of values and positive impact on our community. The attendees leave this program with all the tools needed to secure a sustainable career, which not only affects their families but supports job growth within the community as well.

As a military retiree, our Executive Vice President, Rob Patton, knows firsthand the importance of supporting programs like these. “We were honored to host such a high caliber, resourced, and supported event. The union of these multiple organizations and companies demonstrates our community’s understanding of our military and military spousal importance, along with their coinciding sacrifices. They are truly the unsung heroes. We look forward to continuing and strengthening our relationships in support of opportunity expansion for our military-connected community,” said Patton.

We’d like to extend a special thanks to these local employers for lending support to this amazing cause: Veteran’s Bridge Home, Army Community Services, Booz Allen Hamilton, Fortuna BMC, ASCENT Transition, NC CEED, ACP, Wells Fargo, NC4ME, ACP, Firsthealth of the Carolinas, HigherEchelon, Walsingham Group, and Patriots Path.