Men and women who works as military officers are redeployed from one station to another every now and then. After a short period of months, they get deployed to other stations. 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. It becomes hard for the spouse to remain in employment. 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.
Things have now changed and any career military spouse can take up an online course, thanks to technology. With online career course, the learner can take up the course while based in part of the region. There are also universities that allows the student to take up a vocational course from any part of the world. Online training programs have provided a chance for several military spouses who had no chance of furthering their careers as they fear their spouses might get deployed any time.
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. Military spouses now have the burden offloaded from their shoulder.
Beneficially is expected to have an account with MyCAA in order to benefit from the scholarship program. MyCAA then determines if the candidate is eligible to benefit from MyCAA online program or not. Any successful applicant then makes an application, 30 days prior to the start of the courses.
We look at what MyCAA program covers. The scholarship program caters for the costs of tuition and examination of the course that the candidate is taking. The program also covers the fee for any certification or license obtained from an accredited university, college or a technical school in the state.
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. Some of the issues not covered includes the fee for courses and examinations that is not included in the military plan for Education and Training. A course that a spouse had already enrolled or have already taken will also not be catered for under the scholarship program.
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.