The program, run by the Department of Defense, provides up to $6,000 of financial assistance for military spouses who are pursuing degree programs, licenses or credentials leading to employment in portable career fields.
Currently, there are more than 1,200 schools participating in the program. These schools, according to Animal Behavior College, are ideal for military spouses because they provide a flexible curriculum and specialized support.
“The MyCAA provides a great service to military spouses by paying for their career training education,” said Steven Appelbaum, president of Animal Behavior College, which offers a Certified Dog Obedience Instructor training program and a certified Veterinary Assistant program. “Animal Behavior College allows military spouses to train for careers that are in demand everywhere in the United States. Becoming a professional dog trainer, veterinary assistant or groomer is ideal for anyone who needs to set their own schedule to accommodate the needs of their unique family life.”
More than 130 people have already enrolled in Animal Behavior College’s animal career training programs using MyCAA funding.