National Summer Training

Each year, 706 Squadron cadets attend National Camps and Scholarship Courses during the summer months.706 Squadron is allocated a small number of spots for these camps and courses based on the number of cadets in our Squadron. Generally, we have a greater number of cadets who are interested in these opportunities than spots available. The Squadron therefore, holds an internal selection process to select cadets which will then attend what is known as "National Exams and Interviews" at the regional level (New for 2019 - Glider, Power and IACE only) where the final cadet selections for camps and courses are completed.

In order to determine which cadets will attend the National Exams and Interviews, 706 Squadron ranks the cadets based on, but not limited to, the following:

  • attendance at mandatory activities;
  • attendance at optional activities;
  • uniform inspections;
  • previous awards received at the Squadron;
  • previous camps attended; and,
  • rank.

For flying scholarships, cadets will also be ranked on the following:

  • school marks; and,
  • ground school evaluation marks.

For each category; a standardized point system is used. The points are tallied to provide a total score for each cadet. Scores for all cadets competing for the same course are compared, and the cadet with the highest score is selected to attend the National Exams and Interviews.

Note:
· Similar criteria are also used for the selection process at the regional level.
· While the cadets have the opportunity to apply internally for two course National Courses and/or Flying Scholarships, 706 Squadron endeavors to provide as many cadets as possible the opportunity to participate in these camps and scholarship courses. Following this directive, a cadet will only participate in the selection process at the regional level for one National camp or one Scholarship Course.

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Air Cadet National Summer Training Courses Selection Process

CANCDTGEN 015/19

STREAMLINED AIR CADET NATIONAL SUMMER TRAINING COURSES SELECTION PROCESS

Reference: 1085-0-2 Commander Natl CJCR Sp Gp Direction and Guidance for Fiscal Year 19/20

1. In accordance with reference, we are pleased to announce that a streamlined National Summer Training Courses selection process for Air Cadets will be implemented for 2020.

2. The Air Cadet National Summer Training Courses selection process has been designed to be standardized across the Natl CJCR Sp Gp, streamlined to reduce workload for squadrons, impartial, and transparent; thereby ensuring the highest merited cadets are selected for each opportunity.

3. While the process has been developed for select Air Cadet National Summer Training Courses in 2020, the intention is to institute a similar process for select, Army Cadet and Sea Cadet Summer Training Courses in the future.

4. Due to the high volume of applicants and limited number of positions available, the streamlined selection process will be utilized across the Natl CJCR Sp Gp to select Air Cadets for the following National Summer Training Courses:

a. International Air Cadet Exchange (IACE);

b. Power Pilot Scholarship (PPS); and

c. Glider Pilot Scholarship (GPS).

5. Selection of Air Cadets for all other National Summer Training Courses will be completed using a similar automated file review selection process but will not include an interview and / or exam.

6. The updated selection process depending on the course, is comprised of two or three assessment factors: file review, qualifying exam (PPS and GPS only), and interview. Each assessment factor is worth a set percentage of the cadet's final score. Assessment factors are standardized and will be carried out in the same manner across the Formation.

7. Key dates for 2020 are as follows:

a. 30 Sep – 15 Dec 19 – Application period;

b. 15 Dec 19 – Application end date;

c. 6 – 19 Jan 20 – Conduct period for PPS / GPS qualifying exam;

d. 20 Jan – 16 Feb 20 – Conduct period for interviews;

e. 2 Mar 20 – Selections announced; and

f. 23 Mar 20 – Selections confirmed.

8. Details on the Air Cadet National Summer Training Courses selection process may be found in Natl CJCR Sp Gp Instruction 7003-1-13​. (click to download)

Application Process

UNDER REVIEW

How to Apply:
Please review the Narrative Instructions 

Selection Process and Criteria
Please review this document to understand course eligibility and the selection criteria.

Questions
If you have any questions, or require assistance, please don't hesitate to contact CI Augé at joseph.auge@cadets.gc.ca

 

Advanced Aerospace Course

The aim of this course is to provide cadets with training in the fundamentals of aerospace science. This aim will be accomplished through the development of knowledge and skills relevant to various aspects of aerospace science and technology, and by providing ample opportunity for practical application within the format of a simulated space mission project.

Requirements to apply:

  • Level 3 successfully completed by the end of the current training year

Note: This is a 6 week course

Advanced Aviation Technology Course - Aircraft Maintenance

This course introduces cadets to the field of aircraft maintenance by engaging them in a dynamic learning environment and exposing them to a variety of aircraft manufacturing and maintenance functions.

Requirements to apply:

  •  level 3 successfully completed by the end of the current training year.

Note: This is a 6 week course

Advanced Aviation Technology Course - Airport Operations

This course introduces cadets to the operations of an airport by engaging them in a dynamic learning environment and by exposing them to a variety of activities that occur in the air industry.

Requirements to Apply:

  • Level 3 successfully completed by the end of the current training year.

Note: this is a 6 week course

Glider Pilot Scholarship

This six-week course is an intensive program of ground school and in-flight glider pilot training. Cadets who successfully complete their flight test and Transport Canada (TC) written exam will qualify for a Glider Pilot Licence and be awarded Air Cadet Glider Pilot Wings.

Requirements to Apply:

  • Minimum age is 16 years old by September 1st of the year the course is taken,
  • Level three successfully completed by the end of the current training year,
  • Grade 9 or equivalent completed by nomination deadline
  • CF Qualifying Exam must be passed,
  • Must be able to obtain a valid category 3 medical certificate from transport Canada

Power Pilot Scholarship

This seven-week course is an intensive program of ground school and in-flight pilot training. Cadets who successfully complete their flight test and Transport Canada (TC) written exam will qualify for a Private Pilot Licence and be awarded Air Cadet Pilot Wings.

Requirements to Apply:

  • Minimum age is 17 years old by September 1st of the year the course is taken,
  • Level four successfully completed by the end of the current training year,
  • Grade 10 or equivalent completed by nomination deadline
  • CF Qualifying Exam must be passed,
  • Must be able to obtain a valid category 3 medical certificate from transport Canada

International Air Cadet Exchange

For 60 years now Canada's Air Cadets have been participating in exchanges with countries throughout the world. The mission is to serve the member nations, organizations, and participating cadets by conducting top quality exchanges of aerospace-minded young people that:

  • Fosters international understanding, goodwill, and friendship among those involved.
  • Promotes an interest in aviation and space, including highlighting career opportunities.
  • Introduces cadets to the global nature of aerospace manufacturing.
  • Provides cadets an insight into the essential interdependence of nations.
  • Shares the values of cultural diversity, character development, and the potential of all young people to better themselves.  

These exchanges are a unique opportunity for cadets from all over Canada to have an unforgettable experience in discovering the world.

Requirements to apply:

  • Exchange is 2-3 weeks in duration depending on the country visited,
  • Only one application per squadron can be submitted,
  • Must be a minimum of 17 years of age  by August 1st of the year the exchange is held,
  • Level five successfully completed by the end of the current training year.