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Offline Che85

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ACS Vs AWS
« on: March 04, 2015, 10:03:38 »
Hi all. I've been reading on the forum for a little while and there are tons of good info.
I just complete my CFAT yesterday and feeling confident. Unfortunately, we don't get the results on the same day.

My first choice is ACS as I love working with my hands and especially working in fabrication.
My second choice is AWS which is in demand right now. I see little benefit in civilian life but it looks like a fun job that I would enjoy doing and to be "fighting at the front"

Since I have no experience in either field, I am impartial in my choice right now.

Now my question: Is AWS a good trade to be in for the long haul? Do we get special pay? I got told by this AVN tech that it's very routine. Is it true?
Recruiting Center: CFRC Montreal
Regular/Reserve: Regular
Officer/NCM: NCM
Trade Choice 1: ACS Tech
Trade Choice 2: AWS Tech
Application Date: 2014/11/04
First Contact: 2015/01/13
CFAT : 2015/03/04
Medical : 2015/04/23
Interview : 2015/04/21
Merit Listed :
Position Offered: ACS tech
Enrollment/Swear In: 2015/09/15
Basic Training Begins: 2015/09/21

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Re: ACS Vs AWS
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2015, 19:27:05 »
AWS do get spec pay. Whether or not it is good for the long haul remains to be seen as we are still in the infancy of rebuilding the trade. Pros are very short courses compared to other trades (ACS is probably the longest) and EOD courses. Cons are a confusion as to our roles and a huge backlog of EOD courses.

Also if you want to work on jets AWS techs are deploying and going trips like mad. Aurora fleets not so much but more other than ACS techs.
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Re: ACS Vs AWS
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2015, 20:02:13 »
I am currently in the process of a component transfer into AWS, are they bringing in a lot of people? I'm really hoping this won't take over a year...

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Re: ACS Vs AWS
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2015, 11:24:50 »
so am I , applied for AWS , AVS and Gunner last September ....
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Re: ACS Vs AWS
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2015, 11:01:15 »
AWS do get spec pay. Whether or not it is good for the long haul remains to be seen as we are still in the infancy of rebuilding the trade. Pros are very short courses compared to other trades (ACS is probably the longest) and EOD courses. Cons are a confusion as to our roles and a huge backlog of EOD courses.

Also if you want to work on jets AWS techs are deploying and going trips like mad. Aurora fleets not so much but more other than ACS techs.

thank you for a quick response!
Recruiting Center: CFRC Montreal
Regular/Reserve: Regular
Officer/NCM: NCM
Trade Choice 1: ACS Tech
Trade Choice 2: AWS Tech
Application Date: 2014/11/04
First Contact: 2015/01/13
CFAT : 2015/03/04
Medical : 2015/04/23
Interview : 2015/04/21
Merit Listed :
Position Offered: ACS tech
Enrollment/Swear In: 2015/09/15
Basic Training Begins: 2015/09/21