How to Navigate MyCAA Approved Programs Like a Pro — MedCerts

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Starting a new career can be intimidating. You have a lot of decisions to make, including where to study and what kind of program to choose. Financial worries don’t help either.

It helps to have a program like MyCAA on your side to provide you with financial support and guidance to choose the right path.

Read on to learn more about MyCAA approved programs, how they can help you launch your new career and how to evaluate MyCAA approved schools.

How MyCAA Works

MyCAA helps military spouses to develop portable careers in high-demand, rewarding fields. Eligible participants can get up to $4,000 in scholarship assistance to use with any approved programs.

When you start with MyCAA, you’ll be connected with a career counselor who will explain your options. Your counselor will help you to identify career options that suit your interests, skills and needs so that you can pick the program that’s best for you.

What Makes a Good Training Program?

MyCAA approved courses differ in a number of ways, from the amount of support available to the end goal of the program. Here are some important aspects to consider.

Certification Potential

When you’re a military spouse looking to build a career, nationwide certification is a must. It lets employers know that you have the skills they need, no matter where you come from or where you trained.

With MedCerts, you’ll study toward certifications from organizations like CompTIA and the National Healthcareer Association. Employers across the country recognize these credentials as signs of well-trained candidates.

Individual Student Support

Training for a new career can be challenging, and not all programs provide students with one-on-one help outside of the classroom.

MedCerts has a dedicated student support team that gives you individual attention right from the beginning, starting with a one-on-one orientation. From then on, you’ll have access to certified advisors who can help you with anything from IT to understanding course content.

Job Search Assistance

Program quality can vary significantly among MyCAA approved programs. It’s important to choose a quality program that will help you land the job you want.

If you study with MedCerts, you’ll have access to a nationwide job search data bank with open positions, internships, career fairs, and more. You’ll have leads emailed to you on a regular basis and guidance from career services advisors who can help you with cover letters, resumés and interviews.

Additionally, many MedCerts programs offer apprenticeship and externship opportunities. These give you hands-on experience with employers that might hire you full-time.

Affordability

MyCAA can provide you with up to $4,000 in scholarship funding for your education. Some programs let you complete an entire training course for that amount or less, so you might not even have to pay anything out-of-pocket.

MedCerts offers many such programs, including:

Taking the Next Step

Student support, job placement assistance, certifications and financial commitments are all important considerations when choosing a MyCAA approved school. Always feel free to get in touch with any program providers you’re interested in to ask any questions you might have.

MedCerts advisors will be happy to talk you through your options so that you can make an informed decision and set yourself up for a rewarding and successful career.

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Written by MedCerts Team
Education Specialist

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Published on December 16, 2020