Blog Category military spouse education

Professional businesswoman
January 14th, 2022
Kris Powers

Military spouse’s goals, careers, and dreams can often be cast aside during their soldier’s military career. With constant moves, deployments and being away from family, many spouses settle into the role of stay-at-home parents. The fact of the matter is that before you know it, it has been three years and you are still in the middle of your Associate Degree or haven’t even gotten the chance to register for courses to train for your dream career.

1 year, 365 Days, 8760 hours
January 3rd, 2022
Kris Powers

Another year has flown by. Time can move fast, especially when you are a military spouse. If you’ve had resolutions for completing a certification or a degree for multiple years, and it seems you’re at a snail’s pace for completing them, don’t let another year go by. You may be eligible for a grant of up to $4,000 dollars from the government to complete your career training!

Military couple
August 16th, 2021
Kris Powers

If you talk to military spouses who have experienced deployment, you’ll discover that everyone has different advice on how to save your sanity while your spouse is away.



Making a Deployment Plan can make the time seem to go by faster. Some things to include:



Create a Master Binder to corral important information

Make it happen - motivational saying
June 22nd, 2021
Kris Powers

“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney. 



We often look at motivation through the lens of whether we have it or not. But have you ever considered what truly drives you? Or, more specifically, looked at the motivation behind motivation?



There are two main types of motivation – Extrinsic and Intrinsic – which represent the external and internal rewards that fuel and motivate us. Read more to learn the differences between to two, and discover which motivating factors play a role in your life!

Female student at laptop
May 5th, 2021
Kris Powers

What do you know about My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA), the Defense Department’s tuition assistance tool for military spouses?



MyCAA is a tuition assistance tool that covers job-related training, education and licensing for spouses of active-duty servicemembers. Your sponsor needs to be within ranks E1-E5, W1-W-2, and O1-O2, including National Guard and Reserve spouses whose sponsors are on Title 10 orders.

Young female in a field
January 27th, 2021
Kris Powers

I was listening to Alanis Morrissette’s song “Ironic” this morning. Singing along, I found myself thinking; some of these situations really aren’t ironic but examples of Murphy’s law in action.

female professoinal
December 2nd, 2020
Kris Powers

If you are seeking a promotion, looking for a job change or are considering a total career change, now is the perfect time to gain a professional advantage by enhancing your skills and qualifications to set yourself apart in today’s competitive business environment.



Online opportunities have made it easier than ever to brush up on skills you need. Where do you start?

Divided path in the forest
August 26th, 2020
Kris Powers

I recently had a conversation with a few college-age students about career paths and options. There is an expectation that a career path will be chosen, the appropriate degree obtained and then off you go. For fields such as medicine or law, this may be true. But for others who are exploring careers in business, the arts, and more, that path may not be so straight. And not every career requires a college degree. Certifications can be the gateway to some fantastic opportunities!

Mental health puzzle
June 17th, 2020
Kris Powers

Mental health technicians care for people who have mental illness or developmental delays. Mental health technicians, also known as psychiatric technicians or aides, are also responsible for the following according to BLS.gov:

Female student working at laptop
July 11th, 2019
Kris Powers
The pursuit of career training certificates canassist those who face frequent moves, such as military spouses. This training is often offered for careers that are “portable” – in that they can easily move with the certificate holder. Read to learn more!

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