Did you know you can receive up to $6000 for your Spouse’s Training and Certification?
Who Is Eligible? Spouses of active duty members and activated members of the National Guard and Reserve Components.
The period of eligibility for spouses of Guard and Reserve members is from the date of the Alert or Warning Order for Military Recall or Mobilization, through activation and deployment until 180 days following De-Mobilization. Military spouses who are military members themselves are not eligible. Military members have education benefits provided through the Military Voluntary Education Tuition Assistance (TA) Program.
Note: Spouses who are currently participating in DoL’s CAA program may also participate in DoD’s new worldwide MyCAA Program.
Intense School MyCAA Program
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Intense School MyCAA Testimonial
The goal was to help spouses develop portable careers. The funds apply to approved fields of study, such as financial services, health care, education, construction and information technology. And for many of them, like Navy husband John Winger, the timing has been perfect.
“This is the type of training companies used to pay for but are now cutting from their budgets,” said Winger, who recently completed the seven-day training and passed the test for becoming a certified information systems security professional (CISSP) through IntenseSchool. “Some people take out loans for this type of industry-recognized certification. I never would have paid the $3,200 for myself because I just don’t have that kind of money lying around.”
Winger could have completed his bachelor’s degree using MyCAA. However, he opted for the more immediate financial payoff of combining his 10 years of information technology experience with obtaining the professional certification.
“The whole process only took a few weeks, and I could start earning more money for my family right away,” said Winger, who served seven years in the Air Force.
For more information about the Department of Defense's MyCAA program whereby military spouses may receive up to $6,000 toward eligible Intense School Courses.
Please call Mary Dama @ 866-298-4187 or complete the below form.
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