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Consider continuing education

by: Kim Suchek | .
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published: January 26, 2015

Hello military community,

January for many is a time for planning continuing education. It can be frustrating and stressful trying to understand what programs, resources and scholarships are best for you and your family’s education. It can be even more challenging discovering all the available options that are out there.

Here is a highlight of just a few of the various resources for military families.

According to www.federalhealthcarenews.com, “The Enlisted to Medical Degree Preparatory Program, or EMDP2, officially got underway in the fall, with an inaugural class of 10. … The program was created to give handpicked, highly promising enlisted personnel from the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps an opportunity to become officers and physicians. EMDP2 comprises a two-year regimen of traditional classroom instruction, structured pre-health advising, formal Medical College Admission Test preparation, dedicated faculty and peer mentoring, and integrated clinical exposure.” www.usuhs.edu/adm/emdp2.html

Through MilitaryOneSource there is two other recent great programs.  One is Learning Counts. The Facebook page of the government organization JBLM Opportunities Unlimited describes it as, “a new (Department of Defense) Initiative to help military spouses earn undergraduate college credit for knowledge and expertise gained through life and work experience.” For additional information and requirements go to: www.learningcounts.org

Another great program to be aware of through MilitaryOneSource is the Military Spouse Education and Career Opportunities (SECO) Program: According to their website, this provides expert education and career guidance to military spouses worldwide. Spouses are offered comprehensive information, tools, and resources to help with career exploration, education, and training, employment readiness and career connections.

“Spouses are able to work with a Spouse Education and Career Opportunity Consultant to create a plan of action that considers earning potential metrics, financial and options, education and training program resources, credential and Licensing, job search techniques, interview skills, perfecting resumes and more. For spouses that wish to work independently the new MySECO website ensures spouses have 24/7 access to online tools and assessments,” according to University of Wisconsin-Extension’s Wisconsin Operation: Military Kids website.

“Spouses can begin to explore their interests, skills, passions and personality type to determine the best fit for education and career choices and start to build a portable and meaningful career path they can take with them as they move,” according to MilitaryOneSource’s website. For more information go to: www.militaryonesource.mil/12038/MOS/Factsheets/SECO/SECO_MySECOPortalOverview_InfoSheet.pdf

Blessings from my family to yours,

Kim Suchek

If you have any questions or concerns or would like to share a story or situation, contact me at Kim@MilitaryResourceBooks.com and visit my website at MilitaryResourceBooks.com for updated information and other resources not listed in my book.

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