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Title: Career Progression & Grad Studies
Post by: KingKikapu on February 12, 2009, 16:34:20
This is a rather odd question to ask, but let's play the hypothetical out shall we...

Say I make some sort of aircrew officer position.  Down the road I will have the opportunity to enroll in graduate studies for career progression yes?  Assuming that is true, I am going to take a guess that only certain areas of study are acceptable.  Anybody have any idea what those may be?
Title: Re: Career Progression & Grad Studies
Post by: dapaterson on February 12, 2009, 16:55:50
There are a number of sponsored post-grad starts every year in the CF; some are Any Trade, others are for specific occupations only.  All will incur obligatory service upon completion; many will lead to specific postings on completion (the PG is sponsored by that posting).

Check routine orders from an air base for information on many of the PG opportunities.
Title: Re: Career Progression & Grad Studies
Post by: prima6 on February 17, 2009, 00:13:55
There are several opportunities to take graduate studies as an aircrew officer.  As dapaterson has said, there are post-grad opportunities offered each year that are usually based on you being posted to a certain job requiring the post-grad training you will receive if you are the one selected for the program.  There are also opportunities to do grad studies on your own time (part time), and depending on where you are posted you may be allotted some work time to work on it.  There is also an ROTP program where you can do PG immediately following completion of you bachelor's degree.  I did this program, and it has certain advantages and disadvantages.  I was able to do the studies in whatever I wanted (I chose physics) however I fell 2 years behind my peers in career progression.  I've made up some of that time because my posting after receiving my wings had almost no wait time to get qualified, whereas some are looking at a 1 yr+ wait now.