Rosie Project presents opportunities for 388 FW spouses

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  • By 1st Lt. Nathan Poblete
  • 388th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Spouses in the 388th Fighter Wing recently learned about a new program aimed at opening doors to IT careers

The Rosie Project (named after the iconic Rosie the Riveter campaign) is a collaboration between Hill Air Force Base and Weber State University. The 421st Fighter Generation Squadron, invited Aniza Brown, who spearheads the project to speak 388th FW members here.

"The Rosie Project is committed to educating and empowering military spouses, enabling them to advance their careers in mission-critical roles within the Department of Defense, alongside their spouses' military careers," shared Brown.

This initiative breaks down barriers for military spouses by offering a comprehensive, tuition-free, 6-month Information Technology program in partnership with Weber State University and Hill Air Force Base. The Rosie Project also provides free onsite childcare during class hours, certifications, course materials, and laptops.

"This presentation was a remarkable opportunity for our spouses to learn about preparing for entry-level information technology specialist positions within the DoD, thanks to Hill’s partnership with Weber State University and the 309th Software Engineering Group,” said Capt. Richard Schneider, director of operations at the 421st Fighter Generation Squadron.  “We're thrilled to witness the unwavering support from both the local and base communities, offering our spouses a truly unique training opportunity."

Upon completion of the program, participants emerge with valuable expertise in Network Security and Security+ systems, positioning them for Information Technology Specialist roles within the Department of Defense. The program's coursework, delivered through Weber State University and enriched by the 309th Software Engineering Group here, guarantees a robust foundation for in the IT field.

"It's been a pleasure working with the Rosie Project team to bring this opportunity to Team Hill spouses. I've enjoyed every moment, and I'm eagerly anticipating their future growth," said Technical Sergeant Robert Denny, 421st Fighter Generation Squadron Project Rosie liaison.