From the outside looking in, being married to someone who serves in the military seems pretty great. As a military spouse, you receive financial assistance from the government for pursuing your education, have great health insurance benefits, are provided with travel opportunities, and can take advantage of perks such as discounts at the grocery store. But it’s not always rosy.
As someone who has been married to an active duty soldier in the Army for a year and a half, one thing I’ve had to sacrifice was career stability. I struggled with figuring out ways to balance my family life while pursuing the profession that I was passionate
Before learning about Workforce Opportunity Services (WOS) in October 2017, I was working as a project manager for the United States Marine Corps at Camp Pendleton in Southern California. At the time my husband—who was living in El Paso, Texas—received a promotion and would have to stay in Texas for five more years. For my family and me, the news was bittersweet. Although I was happy that he would be rising through the ranks in the military, his promotion meant that I would have to relocate to El Paso, TX and find new a new job to keep our family intact and under one roof. I relocated to El Paso in October 2017.
While browsing the web for project management jobs in El Paso, I came across a WOS ad on Indeed. After learning about the organization, I knew that it was an opportunity that I had to take advantage of. Applying to the program gave me a sense of hope that I would be able to survive the transition to a new city. I applied in November 2017 and got accepted into the WOS-Prudential TAP program that prepares individuals for
WOS has not only given me the opportunity to level up in my career by putting real certifications and training behind my