ET Tips and Announcements
ETO tip of the month.
January 2021 - You need to select a path for new members in eServices for their Level 1 modules to show up in AXIS. If the member completed Level 1 prior to the ET changeover, then you can assign the path in Level 2 Part 1. Here is a description of the paths to help you and the new member choose the best path for them:
Cadet Path is for former cadets. A member who was recently a cadet would benefit from this path as it was designed for members who are of a similar age as cadets and transitioning from cadet to senior. If you left the Cadet Program a few years ago, this path is not recommended.
Military Path: If you are current or former military, this is the path you should choose.
New Member Path: If you do not fit any of the others, choose this path.
Professional Path: This path is for those who will receive an advanced promotion under CAPR 35-5 Section 4 (Mission Related Skills – Pilots, A&P Mechanics, General Radio Operators License, or Ground Instructors) or CAPR 35-5 Section 5 (Professional Appointments and Promotions – Chaplains, Character Development Instructors, certain Health Services Personnel, Certified Teachers/Professors who are AEOs, Legal Officers, CPAs, etc.).
December 2020 - Don't be surprised by cadets turning 18 and going overdue for initial CPPT. You can catch them six months before they turn 18 by running the Cadets Within 6 Months From Being 18 or 21 report under Member Reports. Ask your Personnel Officer for help if you don't have Reports permissions yourself.
November 2020 - When you assign members to a new track, have them review the senior and master checklists along with the technician checklist. This highlights future training or service requirements that they may be able to accomplish now. For example, an AEO working on their technician rating may not realize that they should attend the upcoming ILWG AE Conference because they need that for their AE senior rating.
We have another virtual conference coming up. NCWG will be holding a conference on 5-6 February 2021. Registration is open and the cost is free. There are sessions for both Senior Members and Cadets. Remember, Senior Members need to attend two conferences for Level III of the Education and Training Program.
For those of you working on your Level III under the grandfather period for the Legacy program, you have until 28 February 2021 to complete your senior rating, attend two conferences, and earn the Yeager Award. Please refer to the Mentoring Connection section to sign up for a mentor if you need one to mentor you through your specialty track checklist.
The Level IV and Level V grandfather period ends 31 May 2021 for those who completed RSC or NSC (or received PME equivalency) before 31 July 2020.
Level IV requirements: Earn a master rating, direct or teach an approved course, conduct a public presentation to a non-CAP group or an internal or external AE presentation
Level V requirements: Direct or teach an approved course, mentor a member to a technician rating.
Online cohorts are accepting applications monthly due the last Tuesday of each month. The upcoming cohorts will be assigned and announced on the first Tuesday of each month. To sign up for a cohort, go to the eServices menu tab > Professional Development > Professional Levels. Click on Cohort Request under the Volunteer University section. If you notice after signing up that you are no longer registered, please don't sign up again as you have been placed in a cohort and the instructor will contact you shortly. Under the Accomplishments section, you will be able to record your progress and upload documentation yourself instead of relying on your ETO to do it for you. Please contact your unit's ETO with questions about your ET progress and what you need to focus on next.
Volunteer University Instructor Signups
Please sign up as an instructor for the new program. Go to the NHQ website for more application details. You will need to submit a resume along with your application. Please remember that becoming an instructor is a requirement to complete both Levels IV and V. The good news is you don't have to be in Level IV or V to become an instructor. If you are interested in teaching and mentoring other members you can apply to instruct prior to starting Level IV. Please keep the applications coming so we have more instructors to fill this great need as we have many members waiting for instructors now.
Cadet Protection Training
Now is the time to make sure your Cadet Protection Basic or Advanced Course training is current. This needs to be completed every four years. New members and cadets who are about to turn 18 must complete a summary conversation signed off by one of the following: Commander, Deputy Commander, Deputy Commander for Cadets, Deputy Commander for Seniors, Director of Cadet Programs, Director of Education and Training, Director of Personnel, Education and Training Officer, Personnel Officer, and Vice Commander. Cadets can take the course as soon as they turn 17. Contact your ETO to make arrangements for this part of the training. The course is in LMS in eServices. If you aren't sure if you need the course, contact your ETO to check your status. Cadet Protection Training requirements are listed in CAPR 60-2, Chapter 3. See the NHQ Cadet Protection Training page for more details.
As a part of the Aerospace Program, Senior Members need to complete the Yeager Exam. This now counts towards Level II completion. The Yeager Exam is currently in Axis under the Learning Management System (LMS). To complete the Yeager you will need the Aerospace Textbook. You can download it by going to Menu > Aerospace Education > AE Downloads and Resources. Download Aerospace: The Journey of Flight 3rd Edition. To find the Yeager Exam go to Menu > Online Learning > Learning Management System. Click on the "Go to AXIS" button at the top of the screen. Click on the Course Catalog tab. Scroll down to almost the bottom of the list for the Yeager Award Exam. Click on enroll. The exam is open-book. Contact your ETO if you have any questions about the exam.