Since the United States government shutdown has ended, now is the perfect time for military personnel to use their educational benefits.
The SDSU College of Extended Studies Military and Veterans Services Office is offering more than 20 certificate programs approved for veterans’ education and military spouse benefits in its outreach to veterans, active duty, and family members of the men and women of the United States Armed Forces.
“Education is a critical component, especially when you talk about a unique program like here at the Extended Studies at San Diego State University where veterans come into the classroom,” said Capt. James C. Goudreau, director of the Navy Energy Coordination office in Washington, D.C. Capt. Goudreau was keynote speaker at the SDSU Extended Studies veterans sustainability event “Discover Green Careers, Entrepreneurship, & New Trends” earlier this year.
The Military Spouse Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) assists military spouses in obtaining training and education in a high-demand, portable career by providing up to $4,000 for educational benefits. SDSU offers certificate programs in the following approved fields: construction occupations, educational services, financial services, health care, hospitality, human resources, meeting and event planning, and the technology industry.
To determine eligibility, visit MyCAA’s Web site at: https://aiportal.acc.af.mil/MyCAA/. For questions about the MyCAA benefit and SDSU’s certificate programs, email email@example.com, call (619) 594-3047, or visit the College’s military web pages at www.neverstoplearning.net/military.
Classes are available either online, 24/7 or on-site at SDSU. Most SDSU College of Extended Studies on-site classes are held in the evenings, to better accommodate work and family schedules.