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Stay Career Competitive with a MyCAA Scholarship

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As military spouses, we know firsthand how challenging it can be to stay competitive in the workforce.

Staying competitive could mean we juggle completing a degree, training or license while taking care of our families. Periodic moves followed by job searches in new locations often complicate our career goals.

Money for Professional Pursuits

Fortunately, the Department of Defense recognizes these obstacles and offers a scholarship program through MyCAA, which stands for “My Career Advancement Account.” MyCAA is administered by Spouse Education and Career Opportunities (SECO), through Military OneSource. This program offers tools to help you achieve your professional goals.

The MyCAA scholarship provides up to $4,000 per year for spouses of active duty military members. It is a career development and employment assistance program designed to help military spouses obtain licenses, credentials or associate degrees leading to a career with transferable and portable skills.

More Than MyCAA

MyCAA is just one component of SECO’s mission. SECO also helps all military spouses with:

  • Career Exploration — Career coaches help you explore your options with tools like skill and interest inventories, assessments, and earning potential data.
  • Education and Training — A career coach will assist you in developing a plan to achieve your goals. MyCAA can provide financial support to get you there.
  • Career Readiness — Resume writing and job interviewing are key skills your career coach will help you master. They also provide training with job search techniques and relocation planning.

Who is Eligible for MyCAA?

To be eligible for MyCAA, a military spouse must have:

  • A service member on active duty in pay grades E-1 to E-5, W-1 to W-2, and O-1 to O-2
  • A service member in the National Guard or Reserves in the same pay grades listed above
  • A high school diploma
  • Approval before the active duty service member’s date of separation or release from Title 10 military orders

In summary, MyCAA can be a great tool to help you achieve your career goals!

More Information

Want to learn more? Check out a list of MyCAA-approved portable careers and search for programs and schools.

Visit MyCAA on the Military OneSource portal for more information. You can also call Military OneSource to speak with a Career Coach at 800-342-9647 to get started.

Also, be sure to watch the video below featuring Caitlin, an Air Force spouse, as she shares employment resources, including information about the MyCAA.

 

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Join the mission to lead your family to a stronger financial future. Explore the Money Ready curriculum. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

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As military spouses, we know firsthand how challenging it can be to stay competitive in the workforce.

Staying competitive could mean we juggle completing a degree, training or license while taking care of our families. Periodic moves followed by job searches in new locations often complicate our career goals.

Money for Professional Pursuits

Fortunately, the Department of Defense recognizes these obstacles and offers a scholarship program through MyCAA, which stands for “My Career Advancement Account.” MyCAA is administered by Spouse Education and Career Opportunities (SECO), through Military OneSource. This program offers tools to help you achieve your professional goals.

The MyCAA scholarship provides up to $4,000 per year for spouses of active duty military members. It is a career development and employment assistance program designed to help military spouses obtain licenses, credentials or associate degrees leading to a career with transferable and portable skills.

More Than MyCAA

MyCAA is just one component of SECO’s mission. SECO also helps all military spouses with:

  • Career Exploration — Career coaches help you explore your options with tools like skill and interest inventories, assessments, and earning potential data.
  • Education and Training — A career coach will assist you in developing a plan to achieve your goals. MyCAA can provide financial support to get you there.
  • Career Readiness — Resume writing and job interviewing are key skills your career coach will help you master. They also provide training with job search techniques and relocation planning.

Who is Eligible for MyCAA?

To be eligible for MyCAA, a military spouse must have:

  • A service member on active duty in pay grades E-1 to E-5, W-1 to W-2, and O-1 to O-2
  • A service member in the National Guard or Reserves in the same pay grades listed above
  • A high school diploma
  • Approval before the active duty service member’s date of separation or release from Title 10 military orders

In summary, MyCAA can be a great tool to help you achieve your career goals!

More Information

Want to learn more? Check out a list of MyCAA-approved portable careers and search for programs and schools.

Visit MyCAA on the Military OneSource portal for more information. You can also call Military OneSource to speak with a Career Coach at 800-342-9647 to get started.

Also, be sure to watch the video below featuring Caitlin, an Air Force spouse, as she shares employment resources, including information about the MyCAA.

 

MyCAA

 

Are you ready to join the mission?

MilSpouse Money Mission™ offers FREE personal financial education specifically geared toward spouses, including the Money Ready curriculum for various stages of financial life, a blog, a video library, and a social media community. And we’re just getting started!

Join the mission to lead your family to a stronger financial future. Explore the Money Ready curriculum. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

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We are a team of Certified Financial Planner™ professionals, an Accredited Financial Counselor®, and current and former service members and military spouses who are passionate about financial education. MilSpouse Money Mission™ was created to educate and empower military spouses to elevate their families by making smart money moves.

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