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Summer Training 2021

The Cadets and Junior Canadian Rangers remains committed to ensuring that Canadian youth have access to challenging and unique experiences focused on leadership, citizenship, healthy living and stimulating interesting the sea, land and air activities Canadian Armed Forces. We recognize that there may be a lot of questions about summer 2021, but the quick answer is we do not know exactly what summer 2021 will look like but we are planning for all scenarios so we can offer the best experiences to our program participants.

Courtesy of the Cadets Canada Website.

Cadet Activity Program (CAP)

The Cadet Activity Program or CAP for short, is a localized five to ten-day cadet activity. Cadets can expect to have fun and challenging opportunities for the periods of spring break and in the summer. CAP is not intended to replace localized training or summer training. This program has been designed to augment these experiences and provide a collaborative and engaging environment for cadets to participate in.

Cadet Training Centers (Virtual)

The Cadets and Junior Canadian Rangers remain committed to providing youth with experiences they can’t get anywhere else. After a successful trial of virtual courses in summer 2020, staff have been hard at work to develop, design, and amend courses so that they can be offered in the summer of 2021. Cadet Training Centers (Virtual) have been designed to provide access to training and experiences to the maximum the number of experiences for youth possible across the country. These opportunities are in line with the modernization of the Cadet Program.

Hybrid Training - CANCELLED

Hybrid training means a combination of online learning and in-person activities.

Cadets who participate in a hybrid course can expect to learn theoretical information online and then be asked to put these skills into practice in-person.

Cadet Training Centers - (In House) - CANCELLED

The CJCR is committed to offering youth experiences they can’t get anywhere else. For the summer of 2021, the CJCR is planning to offer as many in-person summer courses possible within the safety guidelines and current realities. The decisions surrounding which courses are being offered were not easy to make. Courses were prioritized based on courses that effect the capability of providing quality localized training programs in the future.

Cadet Camp Billets

All cadets attending CTC (In-Person) are Cancelled for the Summer of 2021. Please stay tuned to Google Classroom and your email.

Air Cadet CTC - In Person - CANCELLED

  • Advance Aerospace - St. Jean CTC - (4 Jul 21 - 14 Aug 21)
  • Survival Instructor - Vernon CTC - (18 Jul 21 - 27 Aug 21)

All virtual courses will require an internet connection, and device to complete the training on.  There is a wide variety of virtual training courses that are being offered for 2021. With a combination of instructor led, and self-paced courses, cadets will be able to earn qualifications, learn new skills, and connect with friends across Canada. All of the courses will be operated on CADET365.

Air Cadet CTC - Virtual (5 Jul 21 - 13 Aug 21)

Qualification Courses

  • Basic Aviation

The Virtual Basic Aviation course is an opportunity for cadets to experiment with fundamentals of aviation through a series of activities. It will prepare them to further pursue aviation training in the Air Cadet program. Cadets applying for this course should be between the ages of 13 and 15 ideally in years 1 or 2 of the Air Cadet Program.

Element / Duration / Days per week / Hours per day

Air          /  6 weeks  /       5 days          /       3 hours

  • Advanced Aviation

The Virtual Advanced Aviation course is for cadets to wish to develop as a specialist in aviation. They will practice the skills required to be an instructor and team leader for aviation activities. This program will prepare them to further pursue aviation training in the Air Cadet program, including applying for Glider or Power. Cadets applying for this course should be between the ages of 14 and 16, ideally in years 2, 3 or 4 of the Air Cadet Program.

Element / Duration / Days per week / Hours per day

Air          /  6 weeks  /       5 days          /       3 hours

  • Basic Aviation & Technology - Aerospace

The Virtual Aerospace course promotes an interest in aerospace careers by introducing aspects of astronomy, history and aerospace technology through engaging activities in cosmology, rocketry and research projects. Cadets will complete a series of activities and projects as they explore aerospace. Cadets applying for this course should be between the ages of 13 and 15, ideally in years 2 or 3 of the Air Cadet Program.

Element / Duration / Days per week / Hours per day

Air          / 6 weeks  /        5 days          /       3 hours

  • Advanced Aviation & Technology - Airport Operations

The Virtual Airport Operations course is designed to develop a specialist cadet with the skills and subject matter knowledge required to be an instructor and team leader for airport-operational activities within the Air Cadet Program and to stimulate an interest in roles in airport operations in the aviation industry. Cadets applying for this course should be between the ages of 13 and 16, ideally in years 2, 3 or 4 of the Air Cadet Program.

Element / Duration / Days per week / Hours per day

Air          / 6 weeks  /        5 days          /       3 hours

  • Virtual Survival

The Virtual Survival course develops a specialist with the skills and subject matter knowledge required to be an assistant instructor and syndicate leader for survival activities and serve as an opportunity to further prepare for survival training within the Air Cadet Program. Cadets will have an opportunity to apply practical skills and participate in a backyard FTX. Cadets applying for this course should be between the ages of 13 and 15, ideally in years 1, 2 or 3 of the Air Cadet Program.

Element / Duration / Days per week / Hours per day

Air          / 6 weeks  /        5 days          /       3 hours + self-directed activities

  • Military Band Training (Basic)

The Military Band – Basic Musician course provides cadets an opportunity to participate in music training and military band activities, to prepare them to support corps / squadron music programs. Activities include maintaining a primary instrument, music theory and demonstrating rhythm skills. Cadets must have an instrument to participate in music training. Cadets applying for this course should be between the ages of 12 and 14 and have successfully completed Phase One / Green Star / Proficiency Level One.

Element / Duration / Days per week / Hours per day

Common / 3 weeks  /     5 days          /       3 hours + 30 min of private lesson per week

  • Military Band Training (Intermediate)

The Military Band – Intermediate Musician course provides cadets an opportunity to participate in music training and military band activities, to prepare them to support corps / squadron music programs. Activities include maintaining a primary instrument, music theory, and individual lessons. Cadets must have an instrument to participate in music training. Cadets applying for this course should have obtained a Military Band Music Level Basic, be between the ages of 13 and 15 and have successfully completed Phase Two / Red Star / Proficiency Level Two.

Element / Duration / Days per week / Hours per day

Common / 6 weeks  /     5 days          /       3 hours + 30 min of private lesson per week

  • Military Band Training (Advanced)

The Military Band – Advanced Musician course provides cadets an opportunity to participate in advanced music training and military band activities, to prepare them to lead and instruct corps’/squadron music programs. Activities include music theory, leadership, and instructional technique. Cadets must have an instrument to participate in music training. Cadets applying for this course should have obtained a Military Band Music Level Two, be between the ages of 14 and 16 and have successfully completed Phase Three / Silver Star / Proficiency Level Three.

Element / Duration / Days per week / Hours per day

Common / 6 weeks  /     5 days          /       3 hours + 30 min of private lesson per week

  • Pipe Band Training (Basic)

The Pipes and Drums – Basic Musician course provides cadets an opportunity to participate in music training and pipe band activities, to prepare them to support corps / squadron music programs. Activities include maintaining a primary instrument, music theory, demonstrating rhythm skills and individual lessons. Cadets must have an instrument to participate in music training. Cadets applying for this course should be between the ages of 12 and 14 and have successfully completed Phase One / Green Star / Proficiency Level One.

Element / Duration / Days per week / Hours per day

Common / 3 weeks  /     5 days          /       3 hours + 30 min of private lesson per week

  • Pipe Band Training (Intermediate)

The Pipes and Drums – Intermediate Musician course provides cadets an opportunity to participate in music training and pipe band activities, to prepare them to support corps / squadron music programs. Activities include maintaining a primary instrument, music theory, and individual lessons. Cadets must have an instrument to participate in music training. Cadets applying for this course should have obtained a Music Proficiency Level – Pipes and Drums Level Two, be between the ages of 14 and 15 and have successfully completed Phase Two / Red Star / Proficiency Level Two.

Element / Duration / Days per week / Hours per day

Common / 6 weeks  /     5 days          /       3 hours + 30 min of private lesson per week

  • Pipe Band Training (Advanced)

The Pipes and Drums – Advanced Musician course provides cadets an opportunity to participate in advanced music training and pipe band activities, to prepare them to lead and instruct corps’ music programs. Activities include music theory, leadership, and instructional technique. Cadets must have an instrument to participate in music training. Cadets applying for this course should have obtained a Music Proficiency Level – Pipes and Drums Level Three, be between the ages of 14 and 16 and have successfully completed Phase Three / Silver Star / Proficiency Level Three.

Element / Duration / Days per week / Hours per day

Common / 6 weeks  /     5 days          /       3 hours + 30 min of private lesson per week

  • Cadet Correspondent Course

The Cadet Correspondent virtual workshop is a 5-session course where the cadets learn the basics of supporting Public Affairs. The modules include how to effectively use social media, take a great photo, and become a storyteller the unit / squadron. The cadets will require a device to capture imagery, this does not have to be a fancy camera, it could be a phone or tablet. Cadets applying for this course should be between the ages of 15 and 17. The training will be a combination of instructor and self-guided content.

Element / Duration / Days per week / Hours per day

Common / 1 week  /       5 days          /       1.5 hours of instruction with self-guided work

  • Pleasure Craft Operator Course

The Virtual Pleasure Craft Operator Competency (PCOC) provides the cadets an opportunity to achieve the PCOC qualification. Course content will include description of applicable regulations and policies, personal safety when on board a vessel and recognizing navigational aids. Cadets applying for this course should be 14-16 years of age and have successfully completed Phase Three/ Silver Star/ Proficiency Level Three.

Element / Duration / Days per week / Hours per day

Common / 1 week  /       5 days          /       3 hours

  • Restricted Operator Course - Marine

The Virtual Restricted Operator’s Certificate (Maritime) provides the cadets an opportunity to achieve the ROC(M) qualification. Course content includes Global Maritime Distress and Safety Systems, regulations and policy and Digital Selective Calling. Cadets applying for this course should have the Pleasure Craft Operator Competency qualification, be 14-16 years of age, and have successfully completed Phase Three/ Silver Star/ Proficiency Level Three.

Element / Duration / Days per week / Hours per day

Common / 1 week  /       5 days          /       3 hours

  • Introduction to Fitness & Sports

The Virtual Introduction to Fitness and Sports course provides cadets an opportunity to perform the duties of a fitness and sports specialist with the skills and subject matter knowledge required to perform the role of a fitness and sports team leader for fitness and sports activities conducted at the corps / squadron. Activities include personal fitness and healthy living, and leading recreational sports. Cadets applying for this course should be between the ages of 14 and 16 and have successfully completed Phase Three / Silver Star / Proficiency Level Three.

Element / Duration / Days per week / Hours per day

Common / 6 weeks  /     5 days          /       3 hours + self-directed activities

  • Effective Communications

The Effective Communication program will allow cadets to develop communication skills, focusing on attributes necessary for effective leadership and encouraging cadets to challenge themselves through competitive and motivational speaking. Cadets applying for this program should be between the ages of 13 and 15, ideally in years 2 or 3 of the cadet program.

Element / Duration / Days per week / Hours per day

Common / 6 weeks  /     5 days          /       3 hours

  • Virtual Coaching

The Virtual Coaching course will provide cadets the opportunity to perform coaching skills within the Cadet Program. Topic areas covered within the course will include the SMART approach to goal setting, the GROW model for coaching, and coaching skills required to coach within the cadet marksmanship and biathlon programs. Cadets applying for this course should be between the ages of 15 and 16 and have successfully completed Phase Four / Gold Star / Proficiency Level Four.

Element / Duration / Days per week / Hours per day

Common / 6 weeks  /     5 days          /       3 hours

  • Virtual Instructional Technique

The Virtual Instructional Technique course will provide cadets an opportunity to perform the skills necessary for Classroom Instruction, Drill Instruction and Virtual Instruction. Topic areas covered within the course will include, how to complete a lesson plan, how to create and utilize training aids, communication techniques for face-to-face instruction and virtual instruction. Cadets applying for this course should be between the ages of 14 and 16 and have successfully completed Phase Three / Silver Star / Proficiency Level Three.

Element / Duration / Days per week / Hours per day

Common / 6 weeks  /     5 days          /       3 hours

Non-Qualification Course

  • Cadet Cyber Training Course

The Cadet Cyber Training Course will be conducted over the course of 2 weeks. Cadets will be immersed into the work of Cyber Security, learning, and securing multi-platforms operating systems (Windows 10 and Ubuntu 18) and interact with CAF/COATS Cyber Educators. Training provided will help cadets develop the Cyber Defense skills required to compete in an online competition with other groups from across the world at the end of the week. Successful participants will acquire the skill set to lead and support cadets in virtual and cyber activities within the CCO.

Element / Duration / Days per week / Hours per day

Common / 2 weeks  /     5 days          /       4 hours

- Virtual Summer Training Brochure

Staff Cadet Billets

All cadets attending CTC (In-Person) are expected to follow all Public Health Measures (PHM) that are in effect before, during and after their period of employment. In order to maintain cohorts within the CTC and safely deliver in-person training in the COVID-19 environment, visitors to training sites and cadet/staff going on leave will be restricted.

There are limited billets for each Region of the camps In House and Virtually. Dates are subject to change. Please stay tuned to Google Classroom and your email.

Staff Cadet CTC - In Person - CANCELLED

Training 

Primary responsibility of Training Staff Cadets is to implement training.  They will act as division/platoon/flight staff and implement and supervise course training from the time the cadets arrive until their departure.

Support 

Primary responsibility of Support Staff Cadets is to assist and support the implementation of training. Support Staff cadets fill various roles including Training Centre Operations, Canteen, Administration, Public Affairs etc;

RCSU (NW) - Available Positions

St- Jean CFTC;

HMCS ONTARIO;

Connaught CTC;

Mountain View CFTC;

HMCS QUADRA; and

Vernon CTC.

Staff Cadet CTC - Virtual 

To be eligible for a Staff Cadet Position with a CTC (Virtual), cadets must have access to and use of a computer and internet connection during daytime hours for their entire contract.

Training 

Similar to CTC In-Person, the primary responsibility of Training Staff Cadets is to implement training.  They act as division/platoon/flight staff and deliver on-line classes, assist and maintain communication with their assigned cadets and adult staff members.

Support 

Similar to CTC In-Person, the primary responsibility of Support Staff Cadets is to assist and support the implementation of training, to ensure training runs smoothly. Support Staff cadets fill various roles including Cadet Correspondents, Administration Clerks, Assistant Information Technology Coordinators and Training Centre Cadet CWO.

Application Process

Cadets are required to inform their Cadet Corps Commanding Officer that they are interested in applying for a Staff Cadet position.

One application per cadets, please indicate the position(s) cadets would like to be considered for.

Required Documentation

Once Cadets have been selected for a Staff Cadet position, they will be contacted by RCSU (NW) Summer staffing Personnel.

Cadets will be required to provide the following to complete their selection process:

2021 Personal Tax Credit Return & applicable provincial TD1 Tax Credit Return (Will be provided to you);

Scanned copy of your S.I.N;

Banking Information.

- Staff Cadet Billet Allocation

Summer Training Applications

Summer training whether is is hosted at the Virtual CTC, In person, or you are applying to be a Staff Cadet, you need to submit a application to the Commanding Officer.

Now we understand that the dates for submitting do not give you a lot of time to make your choice and we do not have any information on the content of many of the courses.  However you have multiple choices, so please choose what interests you.

IN PERSON CTC APPLICATIONS AND STAFF CADET CTC APPLICATIONS are due Feb 11, 2021. 

VIRTUAL CTC APPLICATIONS are due Feb 19, 2021.

    Virtual CTC Application           Staff Cadet CTC Application