A Guide to Training Programs for Military Spouses.
Military men and women get redeployed now and then. They do not remain in one working station for longer periods. Their spouses are the most affected in this case, and especially career men and women. The spouse finds it difficult to remain employed. The military spouses are also not able to take up any career courses are they do not know how long they will remain in a certain station.
The growth of technology has led to the introduction of online courses which the spouses can now take. The spouses are able to enroll for distance learning programs while based at any part of the world. Several other learning institutions allows the learner to participate in the programs from any part of the world. This has come as a reliever to many military spouses who have all along found it difficult to advance their careers as they do not know when the next redeployment will happen.
There is also a scholarships program referred to as The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA), that financially assists the military spouses pursue various degrees and licenses. The scholarship programs have benefited several military spouses to become professionals in different fields. Spouses who wish to become medical doctors, teachers and other professionals have benefited from this program. Military spouses now have the burden offloaded from their shoulder.
To apply for MyCAA, the army spouse is required to visit the website and open an account. Depending with information provide on the account, the board decides if the candidate is eligible or not. The applicants who have been selected to join the scholarship program are required to submit their applications 30 days before the course commences.
What exactly does MyCAA scholarship cater for? The programs basically caters for all costs of tuition and examination fees related to the course the spouse has chosen. It also caters for the cost of attaining a certification or license from an accredited learning institution.
The scholarship program does not however cater for all learning costs and it is important for the military spouse to establish what is not covered before taking up the program. This includes costs of tuition or examination for courses that are not in the military spouses Education and Training Plan. If the spouse had already enrolled for a course before joining the program, the program will also not cater for that, as well as a course that the spouse had previously taken.
It does not also cover for deposits or any payment that the candidate wish to make in future, unless the course been paid for is part of the course the spouse has enrolled for. The programs also fails to cater for the costs of uniforms or books that the spouse may need during the training.