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Re: Marks / Grades: School / GED or PLAR [MERGED]
« Reply #575 on: March 05, 2018, 09:27:44 »
if I were applying to the Branch today, I would not even be considered with my BA in History (back when I entered, it was considered an "acceptable" albeit not "preferred" degree, but now it is not even "acceptable).

You'd be "acceptable" again; February 2017 the entry standard for LogO was updated (again) to include "any baccalaureate and and or Master's Degree" is acceptable for LogO again... :-)

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Re: Marks / Grades: School / GED or PLAR [MERGED]
« Reply #576 on: March 05, 2018, 09:40:32 »
An interesting thought came to mind.

In the eyes of the military, what would be the core difference between a bachelor's degree (A B.Comm, for example) obtained at a college (such as Sheridan or Centennial), and a degree in the same subject obtained at a university?

Some Canadian Colleges do offer Baccalaureate degree's; those degree's are given the same recognition as a degree obtained from a Canadian University.  The CAF is not responsible for determining whether an Institutions training meets Academic Requirements; there are other Legislative Bodies that determine that.

The only thing the CAF is concerned with is whether you have the appropriate diploma and/or degree to enter a specific occupation.

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Re: Marks / Grades: School / GED or PLAR [MERGED]
« Reply #577 on: March 05, 2018, 09:51:47 »
The senior serving logistician in the CAF was equally unsuited for Logistics; I believe he had a hand in sorting that out.
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Re: Marks / Grades: School / GED or PLAR [MERGED]
« Reply #578 on: March 05, 2018, 10:26:51 »
The senior serving logistician in the CAF was equally unsuited for Logistics; I believe he had a hand in sorting that out.

This is good to hear.  As I understand it, a previous LBI was the one who drove the change and it got through, despite the fact that there were a fair number of very senior logisticians who were as equally unsuitable as me (including a rear-admiral).
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Re: Marks / Grades: School / GED or PLAR [MERGED]
« Reply #579 on: March 05, 2018, 11:33:43 »
"The most important qualification of a soldier is fortitude under fatigue and privation. Courage is only second; hardship, poverty and want are the best school for a soldier." Napoleon

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Re: Marks / Grades: School / GED or PLAR [MERGED]
« Reply #580 on: March 12, 2018, 13:51:15 »
Good day all

If this is in the wrong forum topic I apologize in advance (This is my first post on the website) I recently applied to the Canadian Forces but I was not eligible for the trade I wished to train in because I have not completed high-school completely (I need less then 10 Credits). Now I was offered other trades, some of which have peeked my interested, but this whole posses has made me think about completing my high school for good. What I am here asking is if I select another trade if once my training is complete and I am stationed if there is a fair amount of free time when off shift/duty to work on my post secondary education, either online or day/night school.

My original first choice of a trade in the CF was Firefighting or Medical Technician, But the other trades I am looking at are (In Order) Combat Engineer, Communication and Information System Specialist, Aviation System Technician or Armored Crewman.

I am just looking for some members who could share there experiences and if they feel it is possible to be a full time member and work on post secondary education, it has sort of become a personal goal of mine to finish it. Or if you feel I should finish it before and then complete my application.

I appreciate any help or advice and thank you for your time!

J.

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Re: Marks / Grades: School / GED or PLAR [MERGED]
« Reply #581 on: March 12, 2018, 14:02:28 »
You'll have time to complete your high school, it will even be encouraged by your chain of command. Don't expect time right away as you'll be busy on BMQ and your initial trade training.

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Re: Marks / Grades: School / GED or PLAR [MERGED]
« Reply #582 on: June 04, 2018, 18:52:54 »
I'm having some MAJOR doubts if my educational background will pass the requirements. I currently do not have enough credits to have completed grade 10. I do, however, have a college diploma for a 2 year program. Anyone know how that will work for me? I have submitted my CAF application and have my appointment for the aptitude test. Will my college diploma be considered? That is the highest level of education I have completed.
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Re: Marks / Grades: School / GED or PLAR [MERGED]
« Reply #583 on: June 12, 2018, 08:51:25 »
Unless there's a PSO hiding on here somewhere that question won't be answered.
Recruiters aren't "qualified" to give that advice and it'll be passed off to a Personnel Selections Officer (PSO).  Each CFRC has a PSO (called a UPSO); your file will be passed to them to make the determination as they'll have to review your college degree to make that determination.

Sorry I couldn't give you a more concrete answer.