Distance Education and Ashworth College Opens Up New Opportunities for Military Spouses

When it comes to meeting the educational needs of military families, there are three key areas that must be addressed – affordability, portability and flexibility. Many look to distance education institutions such as Ashworth College as the ideal solution.

Norcross, GA, September 26, 2008 --(PR.com)-- The search for employment is a daunting task for anyone in the job market. Finding employment opportunities in a specific field can be even more challenging for military dependents. Degrees and certifications may be required, interviews must be conducted, background checks completed, references contacted, and licenses issued…especially when moving from state to state (or country).

The Department of Defense has begun to address the needs of the military spouse with the Career Advancement Accounts (CAA) program can provide education assistance up to $6,000 to those seeking to gain the skills and credentials necessary to begin or advance their career. The pilot program covers the costs of training and education, enabling participants to earn a degree or credential in in-demand, portable fields in almost any community across the country.

When it comes to meeting the educational needs of military families, there are three key areas that must be addressed – affordability, portability and flexibility – with many considering distance education to be the ideal solution and institutions like Ashworth College and Ashworth Career School provide correspondence and online programs to those wanting to continue or advance their education while balancing family and career -- a perfect combination for the military family.

In addition to employment basics like salary and wages, working hours versus personal time, military spouses are also concerned by how work affects their family’s quality of life. Military personnel have unpredictable work schedules and after their normal work duties, there are military functions that often require the service members’ attendance. This makes quality of life a top priority among military spouses seeking employment.

For these reasons, many military spouses consider career training or re-training as a viable solution as long as it fits within the constraints of the military lifestyle. Distance education institutions such as Ashworth Career School and Ashworth College are poised to address these educational needs with a variety of military-friendly programs that are both affordable and portable.

About Ashworth

Ashworth College, a worldwide leader in comprehensive distance education, offers more than 450 different diploma and degree programs for high school, career school, associates, bachelor’s and master’s students. It is accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). Ashworth High School is further accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation (CITA). Ashworth is also approved for a variety of military education programs, including GI/VA Education Benefits, DANTES, A.C.E. Credits, and SOC Institutional.

Based in Norcross, GA, Ashworth students represent all U.S. states and several international countries. For more information visit AshworthCollege.edu.

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Richard Orr