As a military spouse, you have access to numerous resources that can help you achieve your education and career goals, whether they be finishing an undergraduate degree, pursuing a training certificate or landing a new job. Here are some of the essential tools and programs that can assist you in pursuing your degree and succeeding at work:
The Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program, or SECO, from the Department of Defense, was created specifically for military spouses — to connect you with tools, including education and training help, career counseling and exploration, and much more. You’ll find practical tools to help you advance in your career no matter what stage you’re in.
If you’re looking for a job, check out the Military Spouse Employment Partnership, or MSEP. It’s a part of SECO and offers the robust MSEP Job Search on MySECO that connects employers with educated, trained and qualified people like you. This tool has thousands of job listings and features hot jobs and participating partners.
Military OneSource education consultants can answer all your education-related questions, as well as provide referrals to essential services. This includes guidance on financial aid, scholarships, tutoring and other education information.
The Military Spouse eMentor Community is an online community connecting military spouses with career mentors for guidance and support. You can also connect with representatives of military spouse-friendly firms that serve as educational and career mentors. An initiative of the Military Spouse Employment Partnership, the program provides helpful interactions between experienced military spouses and those looking for support or direction.
Employment readiness specialists are available at most installations to assist you at no cost with issues related to education and employment, including career exploration, education, training and licensing, employment readiness and career connections.