National Summer Training and Staff Cadet Positions

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 regionally directed activities;
  • age;
  • number of years in the program;
  • academic performance;
  • previous camps/staff attended; and,
  • rank.

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

  • ground school evaluation marks.

For each category; a standardized point system is used (see selection process below). 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 cadets are ranked with the highest priority awarded to the cadet with the highest score.

For 2019, 706 Squadron may send the following number of cadets to the exams or interviews:

  • International Air Cadet Exchange: 1
  • Glider Pilot Scholarship: 5
  • Power Pilot Scholarship: 5


Note:
· Similar criteria are also used for the selection process at the regional level.
· Cadets may only apply for one national course.

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Civil Air Patrol Cadet Officer School - United States

INTRODUCTION

The Commander National Cadet and Junior Canadian Range Support Group (Natl CJCR Sp Gp) has approved the establishment of a bi-lateral international cadet exchange with the United States (US) Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Cadet Program (CP). 

Two (2) Air Cadets from the Regional Cadet Support Unit (Eastern) (RCSU E) will have the opportunity to participate in this activity. 

The activity will take place from June 19 to July 4, 2020 (travel included) at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama, USA. 

DESCRIPTION

The goal of COS is to contribute to the growth of Cadet Officers as mature leaders and responsible citizens. COS is an introduction to strategic perspectives in leadership, consistent with the Cadet Program’s leadership education goals for Phase IV of the Cadet Program. Moreover, behind this goal is the belief that leadership is a multi‐disciplinary subject requiring academic study and continual self‐assessment. Michelangelo’s statement, “Ancora imparo” or, “I am still learning” serves as the school motto and underlines our belief that leadership education is a lifelong process. 

Cadet Officer School is patterned after the USAF Squadron Officer School. The course is divided between lecture, seminar, and hands-on training. Instructors, both Civil Air Patrol and military, guide cadets through the Air Force's approach to the psychology of leadership, problem solving, effective writing, speaking, and group dynamics.  In addition to classes and seminars, a wide variety of top military and industry leaders come as guest speakers. Topics include human relations, critical thinking, leadership and national security. 

CRITERIA AND SELECTION PROCESS

All cadets must meet the following general selection criteria:  

a.  be available for the full duration of the activity;  
b.  have written parental/guardian consent;  
c.  be medically and dentally fit and have no medical restrictions that would preclude them from participating in the activity; 
d. must be in possession, or able to obtain, a passport that is valid for a minimum of six months past the end date of the activity 
e. be recommended by their squadron CO; and  
f.  be recommend by their RCSU. 

CATEGORY PREREQUISITES 

a. Rank: Minimum – Warrant Officer Second Class (WO2) 
b. Age: Minimum - 16 years of age by 1 Sep of the training year the activity is being conducted; Maximum - 17 years of age before the start date of the activity 
c. Language: Must be fluent in English (spoken and written) 
d. Proficiency: Level Level 4 qualified by 1 Sep of the training year the NDA is being conducted 
e. Leadership: Minimum - Completed Without Difficulty in PO 403 (Leadership) 
f. Experience: Must have successfully completed an Instructor Level Course (Drill and Ceremonial Instructor, Fitness and Sport Instructor, Survival Instructor, or Air Rifle Marksmanship Instructor) or National Summer Training Course (Glider Power Scholarship, Power Pilot Scholarship, Advanced Aviation Training Course – Airport Maintenance or Airport Operations, or Advanced Aerospace Course 
g. Physical Fitness: Minimum – Bronze – qualified not earlier than 1 Sep of the training year the NDA is being conducted

SELECTION PROCESS

The file review, an automated process, will be completed using the Fortress ranking tool and is based on the cadets Fortress records. Cadets will be awarded points in the following scoring factors: 

a.  attendance – mandatory local activities;  

b.  current rank;  

c.  RDA / NDA participation;  

d.  CTC qualifications;  

e.  CTC staff cadet rank;  

f.  total number of years enrolled in the cadet program;  

g.  Cadet Fitness Assessment level;  

h.  age; and  

i.  Squadron CO priority ranking. 

PARTICIPATION LIMITATIONS

Participants must be free of any ailment, condition (physical, mental or otherwise), injury (including casts, braces and taping) and/or limitations which: 

a. requires or may require treatment, including the requirement for the use of epi-pen or inhaler, 

b. requires special dietary requirements and/or a peanut-free environment, 

c. precludes or may preclude an individual from following direction and taking part in any activities/training and/or following safety requirements (to include, requiring special assistance in classroom settings), 

d. are deemed to be detrimental to the successful completion of the training, 

e. are putting the safety of the individual or the group at risk, and 

f. adds undue hardship to the CCO or the host organization considering the international context of the activity. 

Selected cadets must be physically fit. Cadets will be required to move on foot between training locations and play volleyball daily in temperatures that could exceed 30℃. 

APPLICATION

All cadets interested in applying shall send a written letter of interest (memorandum format) to Captain Southern (OPI) electronically. Deadline is March 3rd, 2020 at 11:59 PM.

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)

2020 Applications: Advanced Aerospace, Aircraft Maintenance, Airport Operations

The following section applies to the following courses:

  • Advanced Aerospace Course
  • Advanced Aviation Technology Course - Aircraft Maintenance
  • Advanced Aviation Technology Course - Airport Operations

Applications are now open for Advanced Training Courses. Deadline is 16 Feb 2020 at 11:59pm. 

Application Form

Please read the full instructions before applying.

The three advanced training courses are subject to regional selection criterea. The cadet's file evaluation will be identical to that of the National Selection Courses with some exceptions. The report card is no longer evaluated, nor is there an interview.

Standard of Excellence

Cadets must demonstrate excellence in the following sections:

  • attendance at mandatory activities;
  • attendance at regionally directed activities;
  • age;
  • number of years in the program;
  • academic performance;
  • previous camps/staff attended; and,
  • rank.
  • Click here for the full explanation

Minimum Requirements:

  • Cadets must not be older than 19 by the end of the course, including travel dates
  • Cadets must be in level 3 by 30 June 2020
  • A successful review of the cadets file to be completed by the regional headquarters

Local File Evaluation

Cadets may apply to to only one of the three camps. The Commanding Officer will use the designated selection criterea locally to determine the top 5 cadet's applications to be put forward to the regional headquarters. Only a maximum of 4 cadets are eligible to be selected for each course.

2020 Staff Applications

Applications are now open for Staff Cadet positions. Deadline is February 20 at 11:59pm. 

Position Guide / Application Form  (to be sent to admin@706aircadets.ca ASAP)

UPDATE: Out-of-region positions ARE available in a very limited quanity. Cadets are strongly advised to apply for an Eastern Region position first in order to ensure much higher chance of being offered a spot. This year, the regional headquarters is focussed on increasing support for english-language camps within Eastern Region, so the priority will be to fill these spots over out-of-region spots. We do not have specific out-of-region positions to apply to, only the camp locations.

Please read the full instructions before applying.

Cadets will be assessed on the following criteria:

  • Qualifications as per Position Guide (for training positions, applicants MUST HAVE successfully completed a 6-week course)
  • Previous staff cadet experience
  • Previous summer courses
  • Attendance at Mandatory events
  • Attendance at optional/recurring events

Cadets must be:

  • At least 16 years of age by June 26th 2020
  • Currently in the Level 4 program or above.

Cadet can apply to three positions, but are able to change their choices until FEBRUARY 20, 2019 at 23:59. Cadets who have applied to National Courses are encouraged to apply to Staff Cadet positions, but will have their National Course applications considered first.

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.