Spouse Education and Career Opportunities (SECO) program has launched a new education and career guide for military spouses worldwide. The site contains customized tools, resources, and activities to assist spouses in meeting their education and career goals. A virtual career counselor guides the person in creating a self-service career plan using the MyICP Wizard or a customized career plan with the help of a certified SECO career counselor.
Eligible spouses create a MySECO account here to access the website and the MyICP Wizard.
Users can create one or multiple individual career plans by inputting spouse type, occupation choice, and challenges and growth opportunities. The ICP is created with the information collected. The ICP is then accessible from anywhere on the MySECO site selecting the “MyICP home” button.
A progress bar (MyICP progress widget) located at the top of the ICP gives the spouse a count of how many activities there are to complete, how many activities the user skipped, and how many activities the user completed.
Activities include the Myers Briggs personality assessment, SECO scholarship opportunities, and a list of military spouse employment partners hiring in specific career fields.
Spouses have the option of contacting a certified SECO career counselor to discuss their ICP or to answer career and education questions by calling (800) 342-9647.
Military OneSource has an interesting newsletter that I believe will be of interest to spouses as well. Since its launch in 2011, Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP) has posted more than 1 million jobs and hired more than 50,000 military spouses.
To access this website and newsletter, click here.
Please share this information with others, especially any new spouses coming into our U.S. Army Recruiting Command family.