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Operation Life Transformed

June 9, 2009

Operation Life Transformed offers scholarships for training in jobs that are traditionally considered more portable: in the information technology, medical support, and insurance fields. What makes this organization stand out is that in addition to milspouses and veterans, its programs are open to primary caregivers of war-wounded, whether they be parents, grandparents, siblings, aunts or uncles, or fiancées – the folks who aren’t normally eligible for these kind of benefits.

I know hearing about “portable” jobs can set off alarm bells for some, but for a caregiver who’s working around doctor appointments, rehab, and other medical needs of a loved one, a virtual, easily transportable job can be the difference between a paycheck and nothing. Operation Life Transformed says it’s the only nonprofit that supports the primary caregiver. Post training, it follows up with resume assistance and arranging orientation visits with potential employers.

For more information, check out the Operation Life Transformed site.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. June 9, 2009 2:38 am

    I am currently taking the medical transcription course offered the OLT. They are wonderful people, the program is excellent and I feel like I will be prepared to do that work when I’m done with the 8 month class. All of the class is online, and MT is a job you can do from home, no matter how much you move. It’s not my dream job, but it’ll but a little gravy on the meat and potatoes my husband brings to the table.

  2. June 10, 2009 5:23 pm

    I met some of the women from this group at the last AUSA annual meeting! and they are women who actually DID go through the program who are able to move their job as they move. One of them had moved every couple of months, it sounded like… and was doing a lot of living out of hotel rooms etc. while her spouse was doing rehab or treatment or surgery here/there/everywhere – but able to keep working, which is not just necessary for $$, but to get her mind OUT OF the constant caregiver track. It’s a great program. Thanks for posting this.


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