AFAS helps military spouses earn certificate, license for portable careers

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  • By Holly Logan-Arrington
  • Robins Public Affairs

The Air Force Aid Society is giving military spouses a chance to better their careers.

AFAS assists military spouses in earning a license or certificate for their portable careers to make the balance of work and military life easier.

Brooke Matthew, a Community Readiness specialist in Robins’ Airman & Family Readiness Center, said AFAS provides a grant for military spouses to earn a license or certificate for their portable career.

“As a military spouse, career change can be a challenge during any permanent change of station,” she said. “The program is designed to help spouses obtain portable careers, gain skills, and increase employability at each duty station.”

A&FRC partners with Central Georgia Technical College to provide educational programs.

Active-duty military spouses, including Reserve and Air National Guard activated on Title 10 orders for the duration of approved training, are eligible to apply.

Military spouses can earn a license or certification from designated career fields, such as healthcare and administrative assistance, that are offered during the time period.

Seven military spouses at Robins recently graduated with their Certified Nursing Assistant licenses from CGTC through the grant-based program.

No more than 20 spouses per training group are accepted during each year, Matthew said.

Once the date and time is advertised, military spouses may apply visiting the A&FRC in Bldg. 794, during the enrollment period and signs up.

A waiting list for the program.

For more information, military spouses can call A&FRC at (478) 926-1256.