Flashcards in Section 12B - Training Management Deck (50):
What Education and Training program produces skilled and trained personnel capable of maintaining a strong national defense?
The Air Force OJT program
What is the Air Force's strategy for enlisted training?
To develop, manage, and execute realistic and flexible training that produces a highly skilled, motivated force able to carry out all tasks and functions supporting the Air Force mission.
Training is an integral part of the unit's mission. What does an effective training program require?
Commander and supervisory involvement at all levels.
What determines the overall success of training and the Airman Career Program?
The supervisor's ability to help Airman reach their long-range career objectives. (Supervisors must take an active role in trainees' career progression.)
What are the three components of the Air Force OJT program?
1) Job Knowledge; 2) job proficiency; and 3) job experience.
How is AFSC-specific career, general task and deployment/Unit Type Code(UTC) task knowledge gained in enlisted training?
Through CDCs or technical references identified by the supervisor and/or applicable Career Field Education and Training Plan(CFETP)
Why is Upgrade Training(UGT) vital in the total training program?
It leads to award of higher skill levels and increases skills and abilities.
Airmen must complete a(n) ______ skills course to be awarded the apprentice 3-skill level.
When may retraining into an AFSC be accomplished via OJT alone?
Only when specified in the retraining instructions and as approved by the Air Force Career Field Manager(AFCFM) or the Air Reserve Component(ARC) career field functional manager.
When may personnel retraining via OJT be awarded the 3-skill level?
Only after completing all knowledge training for tasks taught in the initial skills course, and other tasks and mandatory requirements identified by the Air Force Career Field Manager(AFCFM)
Individuals in journeyman retraining status (Training Status Code(TSC) "F") are subject to the same training requirements as normal upgrade trainees, but must complete a minimum of ______ months in Upgrade Training.
What are the minimum requirements for award of the craftsman 7-skill level?
An Airman must 1) be at least a SSgt; 2) complete mandatory CDCs if available; 3) complete applicable mandatory core tasks identified by the CFETP; 4) complete the 7-skill level craftsman course; if required; 5) fulfill mandatory requirements listed in the Air Force Enlisted Classification Directory; 6) complete a minimum of 12 months in training; and 7) be recommended by their supervisor and approved by their commander.
Individuals in craftsman retraining status (Training Status Code (TSC) "G") are subject to the same training requirements as normal upgrade trainees but must complete a minimum of ____ months in Upgrade Training (UGT).
What are the minimum requirements for award of the superintendent 9-skill level?
The Airmen must 1) be at least a SMSgt; 2) meet mandatory requirements listed in the Air Force Enlisted Classification Directory (AFECD); and 3) be recommended by their supervisor and approved by their commander.
What is the retraining program designed to do?
Balance the number of personnel in specific grades and year groups of an AFS.
Training requirements for retrainees are usually the same as for non-retrainees in upgrade training. (T/F)
____ manage the overall training program for the commander, serve as training consultants to all unit members and determine if a quality training program is in effect within all sections.
Unit Training Managers (UTM).
Unit Training Manager (UTM) training responsibilities include 1) developing, managing and conducting training in support of in-garrison and expeditionary mission requirements; 2) advising and assisting commanders and unit personnel in executing their training responsibilities; and 3) conducting a Staff Assistance Visit (SAV) of the unit's training program every 24 months. Name several others.
4) Interviewing newly assigned personnel within 30 days (60 days for Air Reserve Component (ARC)) to determine training status and CDC enrollment/progression requirements; 5) initiating AF Form 623, Individuals Training Record, six-part folders (when required by the Air Force Career Field Manager (AFCFM)), or approved electronic equivalent for all trainees entering Upgrade Training (UGT) for the first time, and providing it to the supervisor; 6) conducting a comprehensive trainee orientation according to AFI 36-2201, Air Force Training Program within 60 days of assignment (90 Days for ARC) for trainees initially entering UGT; 7) managing the unit CDC program; 8) conducting a training progress review with the supervisor and trainee at the 24th month of UGT; and 9) helping work centers develop a Master Training Plan (MTP) to plan, manage and execute training activities.
With regards to training responsibilities, who has the greatest single impact on mission accomplishment?
Supervisors. (They share their experience and expertise to meet mission requirements and provide trainees with a quality training program. They also plan, conduct and evaluate training.)
Supervisors 1) use Career Field Education and Training Plans (CFETP) (or approved electronic equivalent) to manage workcenter and individual training; 2) develop Master Training Plan (MTP) to ensure 100% task coverage; 3) integrate training with day-to-day workcenter operations; 4) consider trainer and equipment availability, training opportunities and schedules; and 5) conduct and document workcenter training orientations and initial evaluations of newly assigned personnel within 60 days (120 days for Air Reserve Component (ARC)) of initial PCS or Permanent Change of Assignment (PCA). Name several more responsibilities of supervisors.
They 6) select trainers (and certifiers as required by the Career Field Manager (CFM) based on skill qualifications; 7) administer the CDC program for assigned trainees; 8) maintain AF Form 623, Individual Training Record, six part folder or other approved training record for Airmen in the grade of AB-TSgt (or personnel in combat-ready duty positions if required by the AFCFM) and SNCOs in retraining status, or as directed by the AFCFM; and 9) ensure the trainee, at a minimum, meets all mandatory requirements as defined in the Air Force Enlisted Classification Directory (AFCED), CFETP and the Air Force Job Qualifications Standard (AFJQS) before submitting them for Upgrade Training (UGT).
The trainer and supervisor may be the same person, but supervisors may assign someone else to provide training. How are trainers selected?
Based on their experience and ability to provide instructions to the trainees. (Trainers must be qualified to perform the task being taught and must have completed the Air Force Training Course.)
What are four trainer responsibilities?
1) Planning, conducting and documenting training; 2) preparing and using teaching outlines or task breakdowns as necessary; 3) develop evaluation tools; and 4) briefing the trainee and supervisor on the training evaluation results.
Task certifiers provide third-party certification and evaluation on tasks identified by the Air Force Career Field Manager (AFCFM), if applicable. They must be at least a SSgt with a 5-skill level or civilian equivalent, have attended the Air Force Training Course and be capable of evaluating the task being certified. What are their responsibilities?
They 1) conduct additional evaluations and certify qualifications for those designated tasks; 2) develop or use existing evaluation tools and methods to determine the trainee's ability and the training program's effectiveness; and 3) brief the trainer, supervisor and trainer on the training evaluation results.
Who is the focal point of the Air Force training program?
The trainee. (He or she must make every effort to become qualified to perform in his or her AFS.)
What are the trainee's responsibilities in training?
He or she must 1) actively participate in all opportunities for upgrade and qualification training; 2) comprehend the applicable Career Field Education and Training Plan (CFETP) requirements and career path; 3) obtain and maintain the knowledge, qualifications and appropriate skill level within the assigned specialty; 4) budget on- and off-duty time to complete assigned training tasks within established time limits; 5) request assistance from the supervisor, trainer and Unit Training Manager (UTM) when having difficulty with any part of training; and 6) acknowledge and document task qualifications upon completion of training.
Why is training documentation important to personnel at all levels?
Because it 1) validates the status of training and task qualification; 2) defines the requirements for individuals career progression; and 3) helps management assess mission capabilities and readiness.
Which AF Form is the standard folder used as a training record, reflecting past and current qualifications and determining training requirements?
AF Form 623, Individual Training Record Folder (or electronic equivalent.)
AF Form 623, Individual Training Record Folder, or electronic equivalent, is returned to the member upon separation, retirement, commissioning or promotion to ____, unless otherwise directed by the Air Force Career Field Manager (AFCFM) or when the form contains classified information.
The ____ identifies a specialty's life-cycle Education and Training (E&T) requirements, training support resources, core and Home Station Training (HST), and deployment/Unit Type Code (UTC) task requirements.
Career Field Education and Training Plan (CFETP).
How do supervisors use the Career Field Education and Training Plan (CFETP)?
To plan, prioritize, manage and execute training within the career field.
Career Field Education and Training Plan (CFETP) are used to identify and certify all past and current qualifications. How are they maintained?
1) Keep at least one copy of the entire CFETP (Parts I and II) in the workcenter for general access and Master Training Plan (MTP) development; 2) unless otherwise directed by the Air Force Career Field Manager (AFCFM), workcenter supervisors may file only Part II of the CFETP (with cover page and identification page) in the AF Form 623 or equivalent form; and 3) file only the applicable sections (current/past qualifications and current upgrade duty position training requirements) if the CFETP is divided into distinct sections such as aircraft, duty position or mission.
The Air Force Career Field Manager (AFCFM) approves the ____ for a particular job type or duty position within an AFS.
Air Force Job Qualification Standard (AFJQS).
Which AF IMT documents a member's training progression, reflecting their status, counseling and breaks in training?
AF IMT 623, On-the-Job Training Record Continuation Sheet, or automated version. (The supervisor and/or trainer and the trainee must sign and date all entries.)
AF IMT 797, Job Qualification Standard Continuation/Command Job Qualification Standard (JQS), is a continuation of the Career Field Education and Training Plan (CFETP), Part II or Air Force Job Qualification Standard (AFJQS). What is its purpose?
It defines locally assigned duty position, Home Station Training (HST) and deployment/Unit Type Code (UTC) requirements not included in the CFETP, Part II.
Evaluators use AF IMT 803, Report of Task Evaluations, to conduct and document completion of task evaluations during training Staff Assistance Visits(SAV), when directed by the commander or when a task certification requires validation. How long are completed evaluations kept in the AF Form 623?
Until upgraded or no longer applicable to the current duty position. (If evaluations are conducted for a single trainee by the supervisor/trainer, or task certifier.)
Which AF IMT do supervisors use to document selected tasks that require recurring training or evaluation?
AF IMT 1098, Special Task Certification and Recurring Training.
The Master Training Plan (MTP) employs a strategy using a master task listing. What does the MTP accomplish?
1) Ensures completion of all workcenter job requirements; 2) provides milestones for task and CDC completion; and 3) prioritizes deployment/Unit Type Code(UTC), Home Station Training(HST) tasks, upgrade and qualification tasks.
______ provide the information needed to satisfy the career knowledge component of OJT.
What information must CDCs contain?
Basic principles, techniques, and procedures common to an AFSC. (They do not contain information on specific equipment or tasks unless the specific equipment or task best illustrates a procedure or technique having utility to the entire AFSC.)
Who electronically publishes an AFSC listing of CDC requirements, identifying all mandatory CDCs for skill-level upgrade?
Headquarters Air University (HQ AU/A4L)
If available, supervisors use CDCs to satisfy career knowledge requirements for Upgrade Training(UGT). Must members take CDCs that become available after they enter UGT?
Not unless specified by the Air Force Career Field Manager (AFCFM)
Who ensures trainees are enrolled in required CDC material within 45 days (60 days for OS units) of in-processing?
The Unit Training Manager (UTM). (He or she also issues CDC material within 10 duty days of receipt to the supervisor and trainee, briefs them on its proper use and makes the entry in the trainee's AF IMT 623A, On-the-Job Training Record Continuation Sheet, or equivalent automated training record.)
Supervisors determine CDC volume sequence of study, set the overall course completion schedule and develop a tracking system to monitor progress. Trainees must normally complete each volume within how many days?
30 days. (The Unit Training Manager(UTM) may grant an extension due to mission requirements. Air Reserve Component(ARC) and Individual Mobilization Augmentees(IMA) have 60 days.)
What action does the supervisor take if CDC material is not completed as scheduled?
He or she determines the reason for slow progress, counsels the trainee, documents the counseling on AF IMT 623A, On-the-Job Training Record Continuation Sheet. (or automated version) and places the trainee in supervised study.
CDC URE questions are a(n) ______ book teaching device.
What actions does the supervisor take after the trainee answers the URE questions and transfers the answers to the field scoring sheet?
The supervisor 1) scores the URE; 20 conducts review training on areas missed; 3) fills in the bottom of the scoring sheet; 4) places the field scoring sheet in the AF Form 623 or automated training records; 5) counsels the trainee; and 60 documents AF IMT 623 A or automated version.
Supervisors conduct a comprehensive review of the entire CDC with the trainee to prepare them for the course examination; and documents this review on AF IMT 623A or automated version. The supervisor notifies the _______ to schedule/order the course examination.
Unit Training Manager (UTM)
What action does the supervisor take if the trainee receives a satisfactory result on the CDC examination?
He or she conducts and documents review training, signs the course examination scorecard and places it in the trainee's AF Form 623 or automated training records until the trainee completes Upgrade Training(UGT) or qualification training.
What action does the unit commander take if the trainee receives an unsatisfactory result on the CDC examination?
He or she (with the help of the Unit Training Manager (UTM) or base training manager) interviews the supervisor and trainee to determine the reason for failure and corrective action required within 30 days of initial notification (90 days for Air Reserve Component (ARC) and Individual Mobilization Augmentees (IMA)). The supervisor documents the counseling on AF IMT 623A or automated version, places the trainee in supervised review training and forwards a copy of the evaluation to the base training office.