Being a military spouse isn’t always easy. You deal with uncertainties and the responsibilities of keeping the household running when your soldier is deployed or tied up with work. That is why the military rewards spouses with awesome benefits! Because you deserve it.
Below are some of the best educational and career benefits provided to military spouses.
My Career Advancement Account Scholarship Program (MyCAA) – Spouses of active-duty service members, National Guard and reserve members in pay grades E-1 to E-5, W-1 to W-2 and O-1 to O-2 may be eligible to get a license, certification or an Associates Degree, with up to a $4,000 grant! These programs cover your books and the materials you need to complete the program you choose. Take advantage before your soldier leaves active duty because you have to utilize the grant while he/she is serving.
Military Spouse Preference Program – Military spouse unemployment is at a constant high rate. With this program, military spouses searching for a job are given preferred employment placement. The Department of Defense has vacant civilian job listings for spouses who are given top priority.
Military Spouse Employment Partnership - MSEP is part of DoD's Spouse Education and Career Opportunities, or SECO, initiative, which seeks to strengthen the education and career opportunities of military spouses by providing:
- Career exploration opportunities to help them understand their skills, interests, and goals
- Education and training to help them identify academic, licensing, or credentialing requirements that can help them reach their career goals
- Employment readiness assistance to optimize their self-marketing skills
- Employment connections that help them find and maintain a rewarding career
Military OneSource offers practical information and resources for service members and military spouses interested in pursuing education goals and achieving career aspirations
Hiring Our Heroes provides military spouses with resources no matter what career journey they are on.
Free financial education and resources for financial planning and counselors are given through the DoD’s MilSpouse Money Mission.
And don’t forget the free classes offered on base with resources to help with PCSing, deployments, having a new child, etc.
Take advantage of the resources available to military spouses and create a career for yourself and using some of your benefits. You've earned them! Many of the programs and certifications take less than a year to complete and could change your life for the better!
Interested in online career training? Military Career Education is a service of Ed4Career and was designed to provide a place to learn about career & vocational education options for US military spouses. We are a virtual education gateway to help you obtain the information and resources needed in order to find the best career that fits you and your lifestyle.
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