31 Aug '14, 1pm

Pilot program to launch to help spouses earn college credit

Defense officials are launching a pilot program in the fall that will help military spouses put together portfolios of education and work experience for possible college credit. It’s part of the Defense Department’s continuing effort to improve education and career opportunities for spouses, who face issues with maintaining careers through multiple moves with their service members. The program will help spouses get college credits that can serve as transfer credits to a college or university. These credits “can really help expedite things and save money,” said Lee McMahon, acting program manager for DoD’s Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program, in an Aug. 18 briefing to DoD’s Military Family Readiness Council. Defense officials wanted to provide a resource for spouses who are not eligible for the My Career Advancement Accounts program, McMahon said. MyCAA provid...

Full article: http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140830/BENEFITS/30...

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