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Choosing a Career Path as a Military Youth

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If your MilTeen is starting to consider career paths, Military OneSource can help you help them navigate the options. Whether your child is thinking about following in a parent’s military footsteps, going to college or learning a trade, Military OneSource can connect you with the resources and services you need to help your child prepare and make the best-informed choice. Check out the following sources of information and support.

School liaisons

School liaisons are located at each installation to help military-connected students and families address common education challenges. In addition to providing support for students transferring to a new school, school liaisons can also help students prepare for postsecondary opportunities. They can help your student prepare for college, career or military readiness with services that include:

  • Test preparation and scheduling
  • Scholarship and financial aid information
  • Postsecondary opportunities information
  • College, vocational and career fairs
  • Parent workshops on college and career preparation

Learn about the array of support offered by school liaisons, and contact your local school liaison office for more information.

Military career options

The military offers a variety of possible career options for your children, including helping them pay for college, learn a job skill they can transfer to the civilian market or pursue a military career for its own benefits. The following articles offer more information about military career options and the benefits of military service:

Education preparation

Military families have several options when it comes to financing their youth’s college or trade school education, including scholarships, Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits, education grants, loans and college savings programs. Your children’s goals are as important as your own, and Military OneSource has your back as you plan for this milestone. For a list of information and resources regarding financing, scholarships, grants and support for students with special needs, visit Higher Education for Your Children – The Essentials.

More resources

For more information about how to help your teen prepare for success, check out these other resources available from Military OneSource:

Military OneSource education consultations

Military OneSource education consultants can also help you explore education options and connect you with services and resources that best meet your child’s and your family’s needs. They can help you locate programs that fit your student’s interests, provide financial aid and scholarship information, and make sure you understand your military benefits. Learn more about education consultants.

Still have questions or need help locating support? The Military OneSource call center is available 24/7 to answer your questions and connect you with the information and services you need to live your best MilLife. Call 800-342-9647, use overseas dialing options or schedule a live chat.


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