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Re: Defense and security studies
« Reply #25 on: March 03, 2015, 00:27:32 »
Thanks my search fu was weak. Maybe a mod can merge them.

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Re: Defense and security studies
« Reply #26 on: March 03, 2015, 06:10:55 »
When the CF refunded the whole course I would imagine it's better.

IF you get refeunded through the NCMPD program you'll still end up paying $1700 out of pocket for the PER points the cert will give you.

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Re: NCM PME/PD
« Reply #27 on: March 03, 2015, 09:00:52 »
When the CF refunded the whole course I would imagine it's better.

IF you get refeunded through the NCMPD program you'll still end up paying $1700 out of pocket for the PER points the cert will give you.
It isn't covered 100%? I would assume it would be covered under the regular education benefits.

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Re: NCM PME/PD
« Reply #28 on: March 04, 2015, 22:34:12 »
It is. ILPs are still being covered 100%

Ive got a few guys finishing it right now
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Re: NCM PME/PD
« Reply #29 on: March 05, 2015, 08:25:39 »
It isn't covered 100%? I would assume it would be covered under the regular education benefits.
I had an email last summer stating come August 2014 members would recieve 50% refund instead of the previous 100% refund.  I'd love to be wrong as I'm currently going through the NCM PD program.

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Re: NCM PME/PD
« Reply #30 on: March 05, 2015, 09:31:51 »
I need to have a chat with the BPSO's office, I guess. It might be worth doing for free but it sure doesn't seem worth doing at 50%. Good thing they are making ncms pay, what with their higher pay and all.

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Re: NCM PME/PD
« Reply #31 on: March 05, 2015, 20:08:21 »
I need to have a chat with the BPSO's office, I guess. It might be worth doing for free but it sure doesn't seem worth doing at 50%. Good thing they are making ncms pay, what with their higher pay and all.

Yea. Me and you can be the exact same soldier (time in, courses, skill) but if I can afford this and you can't I'll merit higher, get promoted faster and make more money.

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Re: NCM PME/PD
« Reply #32 on: March 06, 2015, 10:57:05 »
have a look at the CDA's DWAN website. It has up to date info on academic reimbursment. It is currently still at 100% (just had a claim completed for a university course). What they are looking at in the future is a yearly/career cap. Not implemented, possible changes coming summer 15.


Also call your PSO's office, they will tell you the same.

Jarnhamar: you are right, we had this conversation in my shop the other day. On the eme SCRIT its worth a fair bit of points, even more so the year that you complete the courses (double dipping for points). If you can afford, and have the time to complete it, you are basicly buying promotion points. I like the idea of free education, but for it to be as worth as much as it is towards promotion for just a college certificate.....not a fan.

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Re: NCM PME/PD
« Reply #33 on: August 08, 2016, 13:28:25 »
Apologies for the revival.

Has anyone pursued this ?  Did you find it a worth while endeavour ?
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Re: NCM PME/PD
« Reply #34 on: August 08, 2016, 14:13:23 »
Apologies for the revival.

Has anyone pursued this ?  Did you find it a worth while endeavour ?
I spoke with the BPSO about this program and since I already had some university it was deemed a waste of time and money. It is aimed at people who have no post secondary at all and want to do some.

I am looking at taking some management courses through one of the online universities as they are more in line with the type to find PD I feel I need to progress as a leader.

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Re: NCM PME/PD
« Reply #35 on: August 09, 2016, 05:58:16 »
I spoke with the BPSO about this program and since I already had some university it was deemed a waste of time and money. It is aimed at people who have no post secondary at all and want to do some.

I am looking at taking some management courses through one of the online universities as they are more in line with the type to find PD I feel I need to progress as a leader.

Interesting.  I have a couple of courses from St Lawrence and George Brown College but no university.  This may be a good start a person in my position then.
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Re: NCM PME/PD
« Reply #36 on: January 04, 2017, 10:54:35 »
Has anyone heard of any recent developments in the creation of a Year 2 General Arts and Sciences Diploma in Defence and Security?

I don't know if this is new or not, but I don't recall seeing this information when I started working towards the certificate.

http://www.algonquincollege.com/military/files/2016/12/Algonquin-College-General-Arts-and-Science-Diploma-Year-II_Dec-2016.pdf