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MyCAA

CTC is a proud participant in the MyCAA program and offers a number of high-quality, education programs to help prepare you for  high-growth, high-demand (in-demand), portable career fields. The Department of Defense (DoD) Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) program is a workforce development program that provides up to $4,000 of financial assistance to eligible military spouses of active-duty service members in pay grades E1-E5, W1-W2, and O1-O2. They must be pursuing a license, certification or associate’s degree in a portable career field and occupation.

Visit Continuing Education's office on CTC Killeen campus in building 136 room 139 to register and pay for class with your FA Form. Please note that MyCAA does not cover the cost of books and additional supplies.
 

For additional information, see the CTC MyCAA webpage!


Check out some of our quality self-paced, online classes!

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NOTE: The MyCAA program does not include Coast Guard spouses. Please review the MyCAA FAQs provided by the DoD for more program information including those items (fees, instructional materials, etc.) not covered by MyCAA.


Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

Guidelines for Adults, Dislocated Workers, and Youth

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) offers an integrated and comprehensive range of services consisting of workforce development activities benefiting employers, job seekers, and communities. The purposes of WIOA are to:

  • increase, particularly for individuals with barriers to employment, access to and opportunities for the employment, education, training, and support services needed to succeed in the labor market;
  • support the alignment of workforce investment, education, and economic development systems for a comprehensive, accessible, and high-quality workforce development system;
  • improve the quality and labor market relevance of workforce investment, education, and economic development efforts to provide individuals with the skills and credentials necessary to secure and advance in employment with family-sustaining wages, and to provide employers with the skilled workers needed to succeed in a global economy;
  • promote improvement in the structure and delivery of services through the workforce development system to better address the educational and training needs of workers, job seekers, and employers;
  • increase the prosperity of workers and employers; the economic growth of communities, regions, and states; and the global competitiveness of the United States; and
  • provide workforce investment activities, through state and local workforce development systems, that increase participants’ employment, retention, earnings, and attainment of recognized postsecondary credentials, and as a result, improve the quality of the workforce, reduce dependency on public assistance, increase economic self-sufficiency, meet the skills requirements of employers, and enhance the productivity and competitiveness of the nation.

 

WIOA Adult Eligibility

Adults must meet basic eligibility requirements and any service priority criteria in effect for the Board.

To be eligible to receive WIOA services as an adult in the adult and dislocated worker programs, an individual must:

  • be 18 years of age or older;
  • be a citizen or noncitizen authorized to work in the United States; and
  • meet Military Selective Service registration requirements (males only).

Note:     Authorization to work in the United States may be verified through eligibility for unemployment benefits.

WIOA Dislocated Worker Eligibility

The WIOA dislocated worker program offers employment and training services for eligible workers who are unemployed through no fault of their own or who have received an official layoff notice. WIOA expands the definition of dislocated worker to include the spouse of active military who lost employment as a result of a permanent change in duty location or is unemployed or underemployed and experiencing difficulty in obtaining or upgrading employment.

To be eligible to receive WIOA services as a dislocated worker in the adult and dislocated worker programs, an individual must:

  • be a citizen or noncitizen authorized to work in the United States;
  • meet Military Selective Service registration requirements (males only); and
  • meet the definition of dislocated worker at WIOA §3(15).

Note:     Authorization to work in the United States can be verified through eligibility for unemployment benefits.

 

WIOA Youth Eligibility

An individual is a “participant” in the WIOA youth program once all of the following has occurred:

  • An eligibility determination.
  • The provision of an objective assessment, which includes a review of:
    • the youth’s academic and occupational skill levels; and
    • the service needs and strengths of each youth for the purpose of identifying appropriate services and career pathways.
  • Development of an individual service strategy that:
  1. is based on the needs of each youth;
  2. identifies career pathways, including education and employment goals;
  3. considers career planning and the results of the objective assessment; and
  4. prescribes achievement objectives and services for the youth.
  • Participation in any of the 14 WIOA youth program elements.

To be eligible to receive WIOA youth services, an individual must:

  • be a citizen or noncitizen authorized to work in the United States;
  • meet Military Selective Service registration requirements (males only);
  • have a determination of school attendance to identify whether the individual is attending school; and
  • meet the additional eligibility criteria for ISY or OSY, as defined by WIOA §129(a)(1)(B)–(C).

Note:     Authorization to work in the United States can be verified through eligibility for unemployment benefits.

 

To apply for WIOA funding, contact:

Workforce Solutions of Central Texas

300 Cheyenne Dr, Killeen, TX 76542

(254) 200-2000

 

Approved WIOA Programs Include:

Credit

Non-Credit


Army Credentialing Assistance

Army Credentialing Assistance is available for voluntary, off-duty training and education programs and supports the Soldier Life Cycle.  For Army Credentialing Assistance, Soldiers have three options:

  • Civilian Occupation Credit/Non-Credits Related
  • Academic (related to an earned degree or certificate)
  • MOS Related

Find approved programs and application instructions!