3 Benefits of the Flex Model Learning for Military Students - MedCerts

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Today’s economy requires workers who are trained to be flexible and adaptive – so it’s no surprise that the U.S. military is an ideal jump-off for a successful civilian career.

Whether you’re looking to take your military career further or prepare for the transition back into civilian life, a flex model learning can help you prepare. Also known as the flex learning model, this academic process offers students the opportunity to learn necessary skills without adhering to a strict timeline or even a geographic structure.

A flex model is based on remote learning, which means that you can attend classes using a computer and internet connection. You learn online without having to go to a classroom every day.

Some remote learning academic institutions, like MedCerts, are approved by the U.S. Department of Defense to accept grants for virtually free education for military students. You may be eligible for up to $4,000 a year for credentialing assistance that you can use for flex model learning.

Here are three benefits of flex learning model to consider:

1. You Can Continue To Learn Even With a PCS

The biggest challenge military personnel have with furthering their education is the reality that they may have to move at a moment’s notice. When you receive orders for a permanent change of station, you can’t continue traditional classes. With a flex learning model, you won’t have to disrupt your training.

2. Classes Can Be Structured Around Your Schedule

Officers aren’t interested in excuses, and neither are professors. That’s why enlisted personnel in the U.S. Armed Forces need to have flexibility when it comes to scheduling their academic classes. Flex learning makes it easy to attend academic sessions when it works for you.

3. Flex Model Learning Prepares You for a Civilian Career

When you choose a flex model learning program, you can gain skills that will help you both before and after your discharge from service. Military training forces you to think ahead and strategize for the future, so it makes sense to do that for yourself as well as for the betterment of America.

What to Look for in Flex Model Programs

There are many remote learning and flex model programs available, so it can be challenging to decide which one is best for you. Look for programs that:

  • Help you feel supported with one-on-one advising

  • Provide quality educational resources and instruction

  • Have experience working with the U.S. Department of Defense

  • Accepts grants through Army Credentialing Assistance, Air Force COOL or other military funding opportunities

  • Focuses on training in high-demand, portable industries

  • Has no hidden extra costs, like course materials or exam prep

Consider MedCerts for Flex Learning

As an approved provider of the Credentialing Assistance Program for active duty Army, National Guard, and Reserves service members and Air Force service members, MedCerts is a quality online academic institution that offers flex model learning. Set up a meeting with a knowledgeable consultant to determine if you are eligible to continue your education and enhance your resume today.

The Army, Department of Defense, and Department of the Army are not affiliated with MedCerts and do not endorse our services.

Portrait of Mickey Gamoral
Written by Mickey Gamoral
Military Education Consultant

Mickey is a Platoon Leader for the Nevada Army National Guard and has been serving since September 2019. He joined the Army in an act of “now or never” as he neared his 30th birthday and had always dreamed of serving. Mickey is also an ASVAB coach and uses his education background to assist other soldiers through Gamonal Tutors.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and spent two and a half years in Morocco with the United States Peace Corps. He joined MedCerts in January 2020 and uses his combined Army and education experience to help soldiers take advantage of their Army Credentialing Assistance funding to pursue career training.

Mickey lives in Las Vegas, NV with his wife Sheena, who he considers his “rock”, and enjoys teaching snowboarding in his free time. He also has completed MedCerts Project Management program and hosts the ASVAB Domination podcast.

Published on March 6, 2023


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