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Mili Mondays: MYCAA

We have a very special guest today! Shannon came to me and asked about sharing an opportunity with you all, and she actually works with the MYCAA program and has some great information she has generously shared with us! 

My name is Shannon, I am a Navy wife.  We have been stationed in Virginia Beach for 3 years now.  I live here with my husband and three daughters ages 2, 4 and 6.  I also have a two year old German Shepherd, Ada.  I was really happy to get involved with the program because as a military spouse it was so easy to do.  I can do everything from home and with three small children and never knowing when or where my husband will be it was a great fit for us.   Working with this program has been a great opportunity for me to meet so many new spouses and make new friends!
MyCareerSkill, in conjunction with Florida Gulf Coast University, is offering virtual, portable, self-paced certification programs for military spouses.

Spouses may choose from the Pharmacy Technician or Medical Office Administration/ Billing and Coding training programs. These career programs can be completed in about six months from home allowing you to set your own learning schedule and pace depending on your own needs and career goals and provide the necessary skills to earn nationally recognized certifications exams in high-demand areas.

MyCareerSkill's mission is to provide self-paced, user-friendly multimedia, simulations, and, more importantly, one-on-one assistance from expert instructors and certification professionals. MyCareerSkill is a MyCAA and CAA approved program and spouses are eligible for 100 percent tuition coverage.

Eligible spouses should contact MyCareerSkill today for more information. This unique program was designed to suit the needs of military spouses as they support their service members.

For more information please call 1-800-298-5226 or visit


  1. Anonymous10/25/2010

    Thanks for all the information!! I was actually looking into MYCAA not too long ago. Thanks for the post!

  2. How much do these careers pay, because my concern is that we are spending the money on low-wage portable careers that will just be abandoned when needed most (i.e. when you have a couple of kids, bills to pay, and the sitter cost as much as what one earns in a week).
    For the record, I am not asking for myself, but more as a public policy question as I am involved in pushing for BS/BAs to be covered again, if they are in high demand portable career fields (nursing, teaching, mental health professionals, etc)

  3. Anonymous10/26/2010

    My husband is an E6, and even though we just got married and I lack a degree, I don't qualify. I find it frustrating the O 2-1 and W 2-1 are covered, but it's only bad luck that I'm not. I guess by magic I should have met him a long time ago. I realize this isn't MyCAA doing it, but DoD top. It's just disheartening to know that I don't count because of my husband's rank.