Author Topic: Naval Student Co_Op Programme - Windsor, ON  (Read 1109 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Czech_pivo

  • Member
  • ****
  • 3,465
  • Rate Post
  • Posts: 195
Naval Student Co_Op Programme - Windsor, ON
« on: July 27, 2018, 08:58:58 »
Not sure if this has occurred in other parts of the country, if it hasn't I believe that it should be strongly looked into.  I think that from reading this article it was a resounding success and will hopefully continue and expand going forward.

https://windsorstar.com/news/local-news/one-of-a-kind-navy-co-op-program-graduates-first-class-of-students

Hat's off to those who made this happen.

Offline dapaterson

    Mostly Harmless.

  • Army.ca Subscriber
  • Army.ca Myth
  • *
  • 437,145
  • Rate Post
  • Posts: 16,193
Re: Naval Student Co_Op Programme - Windsor, ON
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2018, 09:36:36 »
The Army Reserve has done a variety of co-op programs over the past twenty years or so.

It requires negotiations with local school boards, but can be an effective recruiting tool.
This posting made in accordance with the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, section 2(b):
Everyone has the following fundamental freedoms: freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication
http://laws.justice.gc.ca/en/charter/1.html

Offline Steelheader

  • Guest
  • *
  • 1,415
  • Rate Post
  • Posts: 21
Re: Naval Student Co_Op Programme - Windsor, ON
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2018, 18:35:16 »
BZ HUN and proud recruits, looking sharp.

Not sure if this has occurred in other parts of the country

Yes, some other Naval Reserve Divisions also have similar programmes.
"...Mornin', Dogs, or Afternoon, the Forenoon or the First, well, there's none of 'em comes easy, but the Middle is the worst..." - Tom Lewis, "Watches"

Offline donaldk

  • Member
  • ****
  • 4,935
  • Rate Post
  • Posts: 105
Re: Naval Student Co_Op Programme - Windsor, ON
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2018, 23:43:32 »
Not sure if this has occurred in other parts of the country, if it hasn't I believe that it should be strongly looked into.  I think that from reading this article it was a resounding success and will hopefully continue and expand going forward.

https://windsorstar.com/news/local-news/one-of-a-kind-navy-co-op-program-graduates-first-class-of-students

Hat's off to those who made this happen.

Congrats to HUN - now the question is how long will the 19 pers hang around? 

Co-op program isn't a panacea and location has a big factor (Southern Ontario has fuckload of pers biting at the bit to get it in and the economy there is hot (i.e. senior rank Class A viability is high), PVO, HUN, STA, YOR, CAT, CAR have it easy) - versus my location (YQT - economic vacuum that limits the Class A viability to those in post-secondary - eventually they go RegF like I did, or get out);

« Last Edit: July 28, 2018, 00:09:00 by donaldk »

Online Haggis

  • "There ain't no hat badge on a helmet!"
  • Army.ca Veteran
  • *****
  • 56,570
  • Rate Post
  • Posts: 2,564
  • "Oh, what a glorious sight, Warm-reekin, rich!"
Re: Naval Student Co_Op Programme - Windsor, ON
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2018, 14:08:13 »
The Army Reserve has done a variety of co-op programs over the past twenty years or so.

It requires negotiations with local school boards, but can be an effective recruiting tool.

Very true and generally effective for recruiting.  The downside is that a co-op BMQ is significantly more expensive to run that a weekend BMQ during the school season and retention is about the same when both delivery methods are compared.

From the article, though, it appears that this BMQ was delivered in a manner far different from the traditional "Army" co-op model and more like an RST model. 
Train like your life depends on it.  Some day, it may.