MyCAA Military One Source Approved
Court Reporting and Captioning Home Study Program
WELCOME MILITARY SPOUSES!
MyCAA Military One Source military spouse grants pay for your Court Reporting, Broadcast Captioning, or CART Providing Training Completely if you meet the rank restrictions regarding eligibility!
Not only are these portable careers, the training is portable. Court reporting and broadcast captioning have average incomes of over $65,000 per year with many individuals earning over $100,000 annually. They are listed among the fastest growing careers by the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Statistics and in the top 10 careers in “U.S. News and World Report” and “Good Housekeeping.”
- Do you want a portable, lucrative career that you can perform virtually anywhere in the world?
- Do you want to have a profession without attending college?
- Do you want to earn up to $100,000 and more?
- Do you want to have job security?
- Do you want to own your own business and set your own schedule?
- Do you want to work as much or as little as you want?
- Do you want to train at your own pace from the comfort of your home?
- Do you want the best support staff of credentialed professionals in the careers?
- Do you want the Best, Fastest, State of the Art Realtime Court Reporting, Broadcast (Closed) Captioning, and CART Providing program available?
Who is eligible for MyCAA grants?
Military spouses of active duty members and activated Guard and Reserve service members worldwide can receive up to $4,000 in grants to pay for education in high growth, high demand, portable career fields — covering the entire cost of the SSD Enterprises, LLC Court Reporting and Captioning at Home home study program which includes a steno machine.
The MOS Program:
- Is available to spouses of active duty service members in pay grades E1-E5, W1-W2, and O1-O2.
- Offers a maximum financial benefit of $4,000 with a fiscal year cap of $2,000. Waivers will be available for spouses pursuing licensure or certification up to the total maximum assistance of $4,000, and the MOS student must request the waiver to pay the tuition in full.
- Requires military spouses to finish their program of study within three years from the start date of the first course.
- Is limited to associate degrees, certifications, and licensures.
Additionally, the MOS Program requires National Guard and Reserve members to be on active duty for their spouses to receive the MyCAA benefit. Spouses may no longer use the MyCAA benefit when the service member is in an alert or demobilization period.
MyCAA Student Program
CRAH Program Includes Free Steno Machine and CD Player
- Theory training
- Speed Building
- CAT software training
- Realtime Reporting and Captioning Theory Manual with SIMPLIFIED color-coded lessons
- Step-by-Step DVD Tutorial integrated with the CRAH Realtime Reporting and Captioning Theory Manual
- FREE SRT 400 Steno Machine
- FREE Lifetime internet online support
- FREE CAT software and Prebuilt Steno Dictionary
- FREE CD Player with headphones
- CD’s with Q&A practice dictation and tests from 60 to 225 words per minute
HOW DO I BEGIN?
There are two easy steps:
Step 1 Click on the following link and fill in the DEERS Eligibility Check information. This confirms your spouse’s pay grade to confirm you are eligible for this grant. You will insert your spouse’s name as your sponsor, and you will need his Social Security Number.
Step 2 After your spouse’s eligibility is confirmed, you will be requested to Register with MyCAA and establish an account, which requires you to set up a password for your MyCAA Account. Once your account is established, you will fill out your MyCAA Application and choose Court Reporting and Captioning at Home Program (SSD Enterprises, LLC) under School name and use course or code number CRCR1 and enter total cost of $4,000.00.
For further assistance, contact SSD Enterprises, LLC at toll free 1-877-253-0200.
My name is Christine, and I am the proud wife of a U.S. Marine. I am thrilled to be the first student enrolled in CRAH under Military One Source’s MyCAA program, and I am excited to say that the Military One Source MyCAA program paid completely for my training with CRAH for a portable career. While researching my training options, it looked like my only option was to attend a two- or four-year college, but then I found CRAH. The more I read about it, the more I realized this was the program for me. Not only was it a self-paced course that I could do from home, I can also take it with me anywhere. It teaches the only NCRA-approved theory created specifically for home study students.
Shortly after making my decision to become a CRAH student, it was brought to my attention that the Department of Defense’s Military One Source program had created the Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA), which provides financial assistance (grants) to some military spouses who are looking to pursue licenses, certificates, credentials or degree programs leading to employment in what they consider a portable career. I immediately felt that CRAH would be a perfect addition to the list of approved training programs offered through MyCAA… and they agreed. Thanks to Linda Bland’s support and efforts, Court Reporting and Captioning at Home/SSD Enterprises is officially on the list of training courses approved by the MyCAA program.
I was so excited when I received the course material and immediately began my training. Shortly thereafter, we received Orders to relocate, which forced me to put my studies on hold for a couple of months. I did not have to worry, knowing that CRAH offers the flexibility to do this on “my schedule.” Now that the move is behind us, I am able to pick up right where I left off. The lessons are easy to follow… and fun! Also knowing that there is a fantastic Support Department on hand to assist with any questions is very reassuring. Not only is this such a wonderful opportunity for me, it can be for so many other active duty military spouses looking to train towards a rewarding (and portable) career. Thanks to CRAH, my career is now possible.
-Christine M., Marine Spouse
P. Bradshaw, Member Alabama National Guard
I am a member of the Alabama National Guard and am deployed in Kuwait. The MyCAA program was not offered when I began my training. I paid for the SSD Enterprises, Inc. Court Reporting and Captioning at Home program myself, and it is the best move I ever made.
During my deployment I found CRAH as I was surfing the internet looking for online Court Reporting Schools. Never taking online or home courses before, I was skeptical at first, but after reading all of the positive statements about the program and the CRAH Support Staff, I took the chance and ordered it. I immediately started the Theory Lessons as soon as I received my stenograph machine and course materials. I got through the Theory portion of the course in six weeks and found the lessons easy to comprehend and fun. It is obvious a lot of time and effort has been put into the program as it is laid out to make it simple to understand and with a flow that makes sense.
With the lessons being in color, that helped me to differentiate between previous and new material. There are also a lot of encouraging statements placed throughout the lessons that helped me want to drive on! Now, for CRAH Support Staff, I cannot sing their praises enough. They have been extremely encouraging, supportive and motivating through my speed-building process. They are very quick to respond to my questions and offer very professional and encouraging support, and they help keep me motivated to move through this speed-building process. This kind of support is what makes a person want to persevere, get through the tough times, and make them (and especially yourself) proud of all your accomplishments!
Even being deployed, I have not had many issues finding the time for practice. I can take it with me no matter where I go. I am looking forward to completing the course and venturing off into a new career field that offers several avenues to pursue. Thanks to CRAH and the WONDERFUL Support Staff, I am well on my way to reaching my ultimate goal of becoming a Broadcast Captioner.
|Employment of court reporters is projected to grow 18 percent, faster than the average for all occupations between 2008 and 2018.
Employment is projected to grow by 18 percent, reflecting the demand for real-time broadcast captioning and translating. Job opportunities should be excellent, especially for those with certification.
Job opportunities for court reporters are expected to be excellent as job openings continue to outnumber job seekers in some areas. Court reporters with certification and those who choose to specialize in providing CART, broadcast captioning, or webcasting services should have the best job opportunities.
|Department of Labor,
Bureau of Labor Statistics
I am a former Navy wife, and when I found CRAH I was getting ready to get married and move across the country and the Pacific Ocean to Hawaii. I needed a way to go to school and start a career while being able to travel with the military. CRAH was my answer and has been fabulous. I am proud to say that through the use of CRAH I passed my WKT and am preparing now for my skills test.
Many deployments and moving have gotten in my way of taking the exams earlier, but without CRAH none of this would have been possible. My CRAH program has traveled with me from Alabama, Hawaii, California, Illinois, and now Florida. It has been so nice to have a training program that can go where I go. Life as a military wife is always changing and always stressful. CRAH made going to school and starting a career a lot less stressful and so much easier. I am expecting our first child next month, and I will be able to continue working!
As for the Support Department, I do not know where to begin in singing their praises. They have been truly incredible and have supported me every step along the way. Through discouraging times, lonely times, separation, difficult times with my husband deployed, move after move, and all the happy times in between, they have been here for me with advice and encouraging words. CRAH is helping me prepare for my RPR certification exam. This is the perfect program for all military wives or soon to be military wives. The MyCAA program was not available when I began my training. I wish it would have, because I had to pay for this program myself. But I would gladly do it again, because CRAH has truly changed my life.
Hollie W., former Naval Spouse
I recently started the CRAH program as a way to train to be a court reporter while still being with my children. I received my program in the middle of relocating due to my husband being deployed from Hawaii to Iraq. I wanted to move near family for my two small children, yet have a job training program that would not tie me down. That is exactly what CRAH has given me. I study and do my lessons at times that are convenient to me at my own pace. Recently, I had a lot of personal issues going on and was unable to stick with my routine. That is exactly what is so great. I pick up the program whenever I am ready to start again! The program is so much easier than I could have ever imagined. As each lesson goes by I find myself going faster and faster and the material easier to understand. I am only halfway through my lessons at this point, but very much excited to finish as I know after much research the various avenues that it will allow me to pursue. The best part is that I did not have to spend even one dime of my own money. The MyCAA program paid for it!
The Careers of Realtime Writing
Your realtime writing skill allows you to enter many careers. You may be a freelance court reporter who owns your own business or a freelance court reporter whose job is to work for a court reporting firm or agency. You may also provide CART services (Communications Access Realtime Translation), writing for hearing impaired students by connecting your steno machine to a laptop computer, usually in the college or university environment. You may also choose to enter the career of broadcast captioning. These are the individuals who capture the text of live television programs for broadcast captioning companies for hearing impaired persons to read. You may also work as an official court reporter whose court reporting job is to report trials and hearings for state and federal courts, both civil and criminal. However, only about 15% of all reporters work in this capacity. CRAH prepares you to enter any of these careers. As a captioner or CART provider, you may work entirely from home. Court reporting requires you to go to the assignment, and then you may edit the transcript from home or employ a scopist to edit the transcript for you.
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The SSD Enterprises, LLC, Court Reporting and Captioning at Home program teaches all these exciting careers FASTER, EASIER, from the comfort of your home, with a CUSTOMIZED CURRICULUM for each student.
SSD Enterprises, LLC
“Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.”
For additional information call toll free 1-877-253-0200
The CRAH program and support are licensed only to the original purchaser and may not be sold, given, or in any manner transferred to a third party. Due to the nature of the CRAH program, once it has shipped, it cannot be returned for credit or refund.