Military officers are transferred from one station to another from time to time. They do not remain in one working station for longer periods. The [people who get affected by this redeployment of military offices are the spouses, especially the ones who are working as career men and women. A military spouse who want to be with the family finds it difficult to maintain a job and a good career. Taking up a career course is also difficult for a military spouse as they do not know when the next redeployment will take place.
However, thanks to advanced technology, military spouses can be able to take up online career training programs. The spouses are able to enroll for distance learning programs while based at any part of the world. There are also universities that allows the student to take up a vocational course from any part of the world. Online training programs has allowed several military spouses to advance their careers without considering deployment as a hindering factor.
One program referred to as MyCAA; Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts is offered as financial aid for military spouses who want to take up careers in different professional fields. The scholarship programs have benefited several military spouses to become professionals in different fields. Military spouses willing to get certification or licensing or willing to become a professional in teaching, medicine, etc. have all benefited from the program. The program has made it easier for military spouses to learn and excel.
The [procedure for making an application involves opening an account on the MyCAA website. After thoroughly scrutinizing, the organizers will determine if the candidate qualifies to befit from the program or not. Successful applicants interested in taking up online programs are required to make application a month before the start of the online program.
We look at what MyCAA program covers. Normally the scholarship caters for the tuition fee, which basically includes tuition and examination fee. MyCAA scholarship also caters for the cost of getting a license or chosen certification from an institution that has been accredited by the government’s accreditation body.
The scholarship programs does not cover for 100% of the requirements of taking up a career course, and it is therefore vital for the spouse to note the same. The military has an Educations and Training plan and if the course a spouse wishes to take is not in the plan, then the fee for tuition and examinations will not be covered by the scholarship program. A course that a spouse had already enrolled or have already taken will also not be catered for under the scholarship program.
MyCAA does not also make any prior payment for a future course that the military spouse intends to take in future, unless it is a prior payment of the same course that the spouse is taking now. Another necessity omitted in the MyCAA online training program is the cost of uniforms or books, amongst many more.