The Moments are Ticking away… Welcome! To the orientation for the Career Advancement Accounts! Presented By: Corrina Brennan Family Member Employment Assistance Coordinator (FMEAP) Camp Pendleton, CA The Career Advancement Account (CAA) 70% of military spouses are unemployed and want to have careers of their own. Due to frequent moves or PCS’s it was evident the careers needed to be portable. Partnership between the Department of Labor and Department of Defense demonstration project - the Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts. The Military Spouse Career Advancement Account is a time-limited demonstration project to find an effective way of helping military spouses get the training and education they need to have portable careers. Where is a Career Advancement Account Found? 8 Demonstration States and 18 Installations The demonstration states and installations are: 1. California (San Diego Metro and Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base) 2. Colorado (Fort Carson Army Installation and Peterson Air Force Base) 3. Florida (Jacksonville Naval Air Station, Eglin Air Force Base, and Hurlburt Field) 4. Georgia (Fort Benning Army Installation) 5. Hawaii (Hickam Air Force Base, Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Kaneohe Bay Marine Corps Base, and Schofield Barracks Army Installation) 6. Maine (Naval Air Station Brunswick) 7. North Carolina (Fort Bragg Army Installation and Pope Air Force Base) 8. Washington (Fort Lewis Army Installation, McChord Air Force Base, and Naval Station Kitsap) What is a Career Advancement Account? Training or educational funding for portable careers to eligible spouses aboard assigned military installations To earn a license, certificate or credential in a program that can be completed in 2 years Accounts may be up to $3,000 for one year, and may be renewed for one additional year, for a total two-year amount of up to $6,000 per spouse. This is to increase opportunities for employment through training in portable careers in specific industries. CAA Requires… High school Diploma or GED, AND No post-secondary degree, although some post-secondary education is acceptable, OR Have a post-secondary degree, but require a CAA in order to obtain or retain a credential, certification, or license. High-Growth/High-Demand Portable Careers The first 5 industries are broad: Education Information Technology Healthcare Finance Services Trade Industries The additional 4 industries are exact Human Resources Hospitality Management Homeland Security Business/Management High-Growth/High-Demand Portable Careers High Growth Industries First 5 Categories The Departments of Labor and Defense have identified several “high growth industries” for military spouses with a Career Advancement Accounts. The selected high growth industries (industries expected to add a large number of jobs to the economy) provide the greatest range of portable careers. THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF GROWTH INDUSTRIES WITH EXAMPLES OF OCCUPATIONS WITHIN EACH INDUSTRY. HIGH GROWTH INDUSTRIES Original 5 Industries Education Child Care Worker Teacher's Aide Teacher’s Assistant Credentialed Teacher Child Care Administrator HIGH GROWTH INDUSTRIES Original 5 Industries Information Technology Network Analysts Data Communications Analysts Database Administrator Computer Support Specialist HIGH GROWTH INDUSTRIES Original 5 Industries Health Care Practical/Vocational Nurse Surgical Technologist Dental Hygienist Radiologic Technician Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Medical Records and Health Information Technicians Pharmacy Technician HIGH GROWTH INDUSTRIES Original 5 Industries Financial Services Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks Credit Analyst Payroll and Time-Keeping Clerks Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators Real Estate Sales Agent Bank Teller Tax Preparer HIGH GROWTH INDUSTRIES Original 5 Industries Trade Industries Construction Carpenter Electrician Plumbers, Pipefitters and Steamfitters Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanics and Installers Surveyors/Mapping Technicians High-Growth/High-Demand Portable Careers IN-DEMAND OCCUPATIONS Additional 4 Categories The Departments of Labor and Defense have identified several “in-demand occupations” for military spouses with a Career Advancement Accounts. These in-demand occupations are growing faster than average or have high demand for employees. THE FOLLOWING LISTS OF OCCUPATIONS ARE THE ONLY ONES WITHIN THESE INDUSTRIES THAT ARE ELIGIBLE FOR CAA. IN-DEMAND OCCUPATIONS Additional Exact Industries Human Resources Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists Employment Interviewers Personnel Recruiters Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan Human Resources Assistant Training and Development Specialist Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists IN-DEMAND OCCUPATIONS Additional Exact Industries Hospitality Culinary career ladder: Culinary Arts Chefs Head Cooks Meeting and Convention Planners Hospitality Management IN-DEMAND OCCUPATIONS Additional Exact Industries Homeland Security Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers Security Guards Surveying and Mapping Technicians Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers Police Identification Records Officers Police Detectives Fire Fighters IN-DEMAND OCCUPATIONS Additional Exact Industries Business Administration Cost Estimators Insurance Adjusters Insurance Examiners Insurance Investigators Spouse Process Education Center Eligibility Criteria and Program • Education Counseling Information • Information on Institutions 1. www.milspouse.org • Application form 2. Education Centers • Verification of eligibility 3. Family Support Centers 4. DOL One-Stop Career Centers Approval Eligibility Verification Education Service Officer Approval Installation Commander EMPLOYMENT ! One-Stop Career Center • Counseling: workforce and economic; Career School / Institution skills assessments; and employment • Spouse registers & opportunities and services successfully completes studies • Authorize application • Career Center Pays • Approves CAA grants the institution The Application Process Information on how to qualify Align career objectives with the program Identify a school or program Verify Eligibility Collect required documentation TO QUALIFY Married to a military service member that is stationed aboard specified military installation Has at least one year remaining aboard the said installation And, the spouse is eligible to work in the US INFORMATION Qualify Military ID card Command and unit telephone number -OR- A recent copy of service members military orders ALIGN CAREER OBJECTIVES High-demand, portable career fields There are some job titles and education opportunities that will not apply to the career fields in the selected industries and occupations –BE CAREFUL Be sure the program will result in a credential, license, or certificate that will assist in employment in one of the portable career fields Discover Assessment When spouse is unsure about their career path? The best way to determine the right high- growth high-demand portable career. The Discover Assessment is a tool that will provide an idea of what best suits the interests, abilities and values of the military spouse. Education & FMEAP office available to administer the assessment Discover Assessment Identify School or Program Check with education counselors regarding schools already aligned with the CAA Call or visit the school and ask to speak to someone that can help obtain the information needed Make sure and discuss career plan with career counselor VERIFY ELIGIBILTY Right to work in the U.S. Drivers License and SS Card Birth Certificate U.S. Passport Alternate Contacts Name, Address, telephone #, relationship of FOUR people If the spouse does not have this information or documentation… encourage them to come back! Dantes Forms & Process Applications The DOD/DOL require specific applications and required documentation to issue the CAA The forms need to be filled out in their entirety The DOD/DOL affiliates work closely to ensure documents are completed CAA Application NCC Career Center Application Page 1 Date of Orientation: _________________ Please check box if you answered YES to questions #21 and or # 22 North County Coastal Career Center Membership Application A Division of the San Diego Workforce Partnership, Inc Operated By: Arbor E&T Date of Application: _____________________ 1. 2. 3. ___________________________ FIRST NAME LAST NAME M.I. SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER 4. ADDRESS ____________________________________ 5._____________________ 6. ________________ NUMBER STREET CITY ZIP CODE 7. HOME PHONE #: ( ) __ 8. MESSAGE PHONE ( ) ____________________ 9. E-MAIL ADDRESS ___ 10. CITIZENSHIP: U.S. CITIZEN RESIDENT ALIEN / # NOT A CITIZEN 11. GENDER: MALE FEMALE 12. BIRTH DATE 13. AGE 14. ARE YOU REGISTERED WITH SELECTIVE SERVICE/DRAFT? YES NO (Males only older than 17) 15. ETHNICITY: (Select up to 6) AA ASIAN INDIAN AG JAPANESE NA AMERICAN /ALASKAN NATIVE AB CAMBODIAN AH KOREAN AO OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDER AC CHINESE AK VIETNAMESE BL BLACK-AFRICAN AMERICAN AD FILIPINO AO OTHER ASIAN HI HISPANIC OR LATINO AE GUAMANIAN AI LAOTIAN WI WHITE AF HAWAIIAN AJ SAMOAN 16. ARE YOU DISABLED? YES NO 17. DO YOU HAVE DIFFICULTY SPEAKING THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE? YES NO 18. ARE YOU CURRENTLY WORKING? NO YES IF YES, HOW MANY HOURS PER WEEK? ________ IF NO, WHEN WAS YOUR LAST DAY WORKED? MONTH / DAY / YEAR 19. PRIMARY REASON FOR BEING HERE TODAY (Check only one) JOB TRAINING/EDUCATION REFERRED HERE OTHER 20. ARE YOU A VETERAN? YES NO DATES OF SERVICE: From ______to_______________ BRANCH OF SERVICE________________________________ SERVICE CONNECTED DISABILITY NO YES % RATING_________________ 21. ARE YOU CURRENTLY ON ACTIVE DUTY OR RECENTLY DISCHARGED FROM MILITARY SERVICES (IN THE LAST 90 DAYS)? YES NO 22. ARE YOU A SPOUSE OR FAMILY MEMBER OF A RECENTLY RELOCATED ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY MEMBER (IN THE LAST 12 MONTHS) OR RECENTLY SEPERATED MILITARY MEMBER (IN THE LAST 90 DAYS)? YES NO IF YOU ANSWERED YES TO QUESTIONS #21 AND/OR #22 PLEASE CHECK THE BOX ON THE TOP RIGHT CORNER OF THE FRONT PAGE 23. ARE YOU A MIGRANT OR SEASONAL FARM WORKER? YES NO 24. IS YOUR CURRENT EMPLOYMENT SITUATION A RESULT OF THE SAN DIEGO COUNTY FIRES? YES NO 25.HIGHEST GRADE COMPLETED:_____________ EDUCATION STATUS: CHECK ONE BOX: STUDENT, HS OR LESS HS DIPLOMA ASSOCIATES DEGREE MASTERS/DOCTORATE DEGREE HS DROPOUT GED OR EQUIVALENT BACHELORS DEGREE NCC Career Center Application Page 2 26. How did you hear about NCICC? (Please check only one box) 1. Newspaper 5. Magazine a. Union Tribune a. San Diego Metropolitan Magazine b. San Diego Reader b. T-Sector c. San Diego Business Journal c. San Diego Magazine d. San Diego Daily Transcript d. Blurb Magazine e. San Diego Voice & Viewpoint e. Military Fleet Week Program Guide f. El Latino f. Other ________________________ g. La Prensa h. North County Times 6. Radio i. Penny Saver a. My 94.1 FM j. Job Giant b. Channel 93.3 FM k. At Ease/San Diego Navy Dispatch c. Z-90 90.3 FM l. The Navy Compass d. Radio Latina 104.5 FM m. Military Press e. KSDO 1130 AM n. The Scout f. KFMB 760 AM o. The Flight Jacket g. KOGO 600 AM p. Marine Corps Times h. KPBS 89.5 FM q. Navy Times i. KSDS 88.3 FM r. Military Transitions j. Other __________________________ s. Good Sense t. Transition News u. Other _________________________ 7. Referral a. EDD 2. Television b. Veteran’s Administration a. KFMB TV Channel 8 c. Training Provider-which one?________ b. FOX Channel 6 d. Layoff Presentation (Rapid Response) c. KGTV Channel 10 e. Transition Assistance Program (TAP) d. KNSD Channels 7/39 f. Veterans Assistance Program (VAP) e. KUSI Channels 9/51 g. Senior Transition Assist Prog (STAP) f. KSWB Channels 5/69 h. Commander g. Univision Channel 19 i. Other Referral ___________________ h. Other _________________________ 3. Community/Special Events 8. Received Information through the a. 10 Leadership Day Mail b. Job Fair – which one ______________ a. Postcard c. Miramar Air Show b. Flyer d. Workforce Summit c. Letter e. The Hire Ground Seminar d. E-Mail f. Youth Summit g. Other _________________________ 09. Yellow Pages 4. Web Site 10. Friend / Family a. SanDiegoAtWork.com b. KFMB.com/8 At Work 11. Employer c. Histar.com a. Which one? ____________________ d. Fox 6 Web Site 12. Other _________________________ e. Military Web Site-which one? _______ f. CalJobs.com g. UCSD Connect h. America’s Job Bank i. Other _________________________ North County Coastal Career Center 1949 Avenida Del Oro, Ste 106 Oceanside CA 92056 Agency Code______APPLICATION#________________ENTRYDATE______________INITIALS_____________ Alternate Contacts ALTERNATE CONTACT INFORMATION NAME ADDRESS CITY, ST, ZIP PHONE RELATION NAME ADDRESS CITY, ST, ZIP PHONE RELATION NAME ADDRESS CITY, ST, ZIP PHONE RELATION NAME ADDRESS CITY, ST, ZIP PHONE RELATION Email Address: ________________________________________________________________ Universal Participant Agreement Form UNIVERSAL PARTICIPANT AGREEMENT FORM (UPAF) San Diego Workforce Partnership (Workforce Partnership)-funded programs are not entitlement programs. The fact that you are “eligible” for Workforce Partnership-funded programs means that you may or may not receive services depending upon the program’s assessment of your needs and the funding resources available at the time. All Workforce Partnership services are of limited duration and are contingent upon federal funding. Participant Initials_______ Parent/Guardian Initials _____________ The information being collected, describing your background and circumstances, will be stored in a computer system serving the Workforce Partnership. The purpose of collecting this information is to determine program eligibility and participation in WIA and other Workforce Partnership-funded programs. Eligibility is a requirement set forth by the Department of Labor for all of its funded programs. Participant Initials_______ Parent/Guardian Initials ______________ For purposes of eligibility verification, I authorize the release of my records from the agencies checked below: Health and Human Services Agency Law Enforcement Agencies Correctional/Probation Office Educational Institutions Medical Provider/ Agencies Other: ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ I authorize any and all agencies/businesses/employers to release information to verify employment, salary, school, vocational training, college enrollment, and military affiliation. Participant Initials_______ Parent/Guardian Initials _____________ I have received copies of the following and understand my rights as stated in these policies: Equal Opportunity is the Law Notice, Nondiscrimination/Program/Criminal Complaint Resolution Policy Notice and the Multimedia Publicity/Privacy Release. Participant Initials_______ Parent/Guardian Initials ______________ My signature below indicates that I have been informed of and understand the information contained or referred to on this form. I certify under the laws of the State of California, that all the information I have provided during eligibility determination is true, complete and correct. I understand and agree that any information I have supplied for eligibility determination is subject to verification. I understand that falsification of any item is grounds for termination from the Workforce Investment Act programs and may result in action to recover any monies paid to me, or on my behalf, while participating. This section to be completed for Youth under 18 years of age at the time of application My son/daughter/ward has permission to participate in all activities of Workforce Partnership-funded programs, including transportation services provided to sites within the San Diego County area. I also grant permission to the Workforce Partnership, and contracted vendors to contact my child/ward to voluntarily participate in telephone, point-of-service, and mailed surveys assessing program effectiveness and customer satisfaction. These surveys may take place while my child/ward is enrolled/ participating in any Workforce Partnership-funded programs, or upon/after completion/exit from any Workforce Partnership-funded programs. I have been informed of the services for my child offered by the San Diego Workforce Partnership and other service providers/agencies in the community. In the case of medical emergency, I hereby authorize and request emergency medical care or dental care, or both to be performed on my child/ward. Participant Initials_______ Parent/Guardian Initials _____________ Your initials above and signature below indicate that you have read and understand the above statements of release and services and have been given a copy of this and other applicable documents. Participant Signature: ___________________________ Age: ______SSN: ______________ Date: _____________ Parent/Guardian Signature: ___________________________ Relationship: ______________ Date: _____________ (If participant is under 18 years of age) EMERGENCY INFORMATION Primary: Contact Name: ________________________ Relationship:______________ Phone: ( ) __________________ Address: _________________________________________________ Work Phone: ( ) _______________ Secondary: Contact Name: ________________________ Relationship:______________ Phone: ( ) __________________ Address: _______________________________________________ Work Phone: ( ) __________________ Revised 9/06 Additional Services DOD/DOL Job search assistance such as interviewing skills and resume writing. Help with available training programs in your area or Labor Market Information. 2 months prior to training completion, Career Advisors will begin job placement and follow- up services. Follow Up ~ Post CAA The military spouse will need to contact the designated office at each installation To make aware they are still in the program and they are still billing the account This should be done every 60 days until completion of program or to report achievement of license, certificate or credential has been received in under the 2 year period. RESOURCES FAMILY SERVICES & EDUCATION CENTER Military OneSource: www.militaryonesource.com MilSpouse: www.milspouse.org MilSpouse: www.milspouse.org Military Onesource: www.militaryonesource.com Information and Referral ANY QUESTIONS ?