Wednesday, September 23, 2009 : 12:21:30 PM Updated Wednesday, September 23, 2009 : 12:21:31 PM
LOS ANGELES, Calif., Sept. 21, 2009 – Spouses of active military members are now eligible to attend Animal Behavior College (ABC), a vocational college specializing in animal-related career training, with full tuition funding provided to them by the Military Spouse Career Advancement Account (MyCAA).
“The MyCAA provides a great service to military spouses by paying for their career training education,” says Steven Appelbaum, President of ABC. “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.”
Over 130 animal lovers have enrolled in Animal Behavior College’s animal career training programs using MyCAA funding since the college received approval by the MyCAA in early August of 2009.
“The program gave me the flexibility to deal with the military aspect of my life; it’s a career that you can take with you anywhere you go,” says Michelle Blackwood, ABC Certified Dog Trainer (ABCDT). Blackwood, whose husband is currently deployed in the U.S. Navy, enrolled in ABC’s Dog Obedience Instructor training program to become a Certified Dog Trainer last year. She currently teaches group dog training classes part-time to help supplement the family’s income.
The MyCAA provides employment, career, education/training, counseling and financial assistance to spouses of active duty members of the Department of Defense, and activated Reserve-Component service members worldwide. Up to $6,000 is allotted to each eligible spouse of military members in order to pay for their education, training, licensing or certification. MyCAA strives to help military spouses further their careers through education.
Schools approved by the MyCAA are ideal for military spouses because they provide a flexible curriculum and specialized support tailored to the needs of military spouses.
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