Spouse Education and Career Opportunities

The Department of Defense established the Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program to provide education and career guidance to military spouses worldwide, offering comprehensive resources and tools related to career exploration, education, training and licensing, employment readiness and career connections.

The major components of the SECO Program:

Check out the Virtual Military Spouse Symposium for presentations on education or career development. 

Onward to Opportunity

Onward to Opportunity (O2O) is a free career training program that provides professional certification and employee support services to transitioning service members, veterans and military spouses. O2O combines industry-validated curricula, strong partnerships with leading veteran service organizations and private sector companies, and comprehensive career coaching services to prepare and match you with your next career.

Explore the courses/certifications offered

My Career Advancement Account (myCAA)

The My Career Advancement Account Scholarship is a workforce development program that provides up to $4,000 of tuition assistance to eligible military spouses.  The scholarship assists military spouses in pursuing licenses, certifications, or associate degrees necessary to gain employment in an occupation or career field.  Spouses may use their My Career Advancement Account Scholarship funds ay any academic institution approved for participation in the scholarship.

For more information about myCAA, explore their fact sheet

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