29The official mission statement of the DoD’s MyCAA program is to “provide scholarships for military spouses to enable them to pursue the training necessary to facilitate gainful employment in high demand, high growth portable career fields”. The program, more commonly referred to as Spouse Tuition Assistance, has well intentions, but doesn’t always fulfill its goal due to the vast array of programs offered. Programs such as massage therapy and vet tech cannot be trained for online, and courses such as medical transcriptionist aren’t really high demand. Online training is crucial due to PCS moves and remote CONUS and OCONUS living, but finding a quality comprehensive program for an in-demand and portable job is very difficult.
MyCAA Programs for Today’s Military Spouse…
MyCareerWorks offers online business programs in social media marketing, bookkeeping, legal studies, office manager, and human resource fields. Each business program includes training for Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification and also the cloud based accounting software, QuickBooks, both of which are extremely portable and are always in-demand by employers. Their project management business program also includes training in Certified Associate in Project Management. These programs are able to be completed within 6 months or less.
They also offer IT and computer courses such as PC Technician along with cyber security training that features CompTIA and Microsoft Windows 7 type certification training, which is recognized worldwide by the IT industry. Courses are taught using an easy-to-use online and on-demand video training format. Programs feature open enrollment which means you can start training whenever it is convenient for you.
MyCareerWorks is much more than just MyCAA programs, but a complete educational program with the resources of a Military Friendly university designed for a military spouse’s success. A job resource center, career assistance, career prep courses, and even a laptop is included for new students.
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