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Combat Eng. skills in Private Sector?

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Hello,

I am a young man looking at a career in the CF, preferably as a Combat Engineer.  I would like what skills learned through Combat Eng. training are applicable in the private sector, should I chose to change career paths in the distant future.


Thanks for your wisdom and input,

-Sgt Schultz



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Sapper6

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Sgt Schultz,

First of all, I'm not sure what you did to get an admonishment from the moderators after only one post, but I will offer my 2 cents anyway.

Secondly, we would hope that if you join the CF that your first thoughts are not about releasing as soon as possible in order to find a civilian job.  If your intent is to look "long term" in order to make plans down the road... fair enough.

Joining the Combat Engineers as a Non-Commissioned Member while being successful on training and unit employment will give you plenty of competencies that could be desired by civilian companies/organisations.  Subject to the courses you achieve and the experience you have here is a sampling of what you could do after completing a Term of Service:

- United Nations demining contractor
- Civilian UXO/Demining contractor
- Heavy Equipment operator
- Surveyor (Assistant)
- Blaster
- Road Construction Crew member
- Building Construction Crew member
- Anything that involves teamwork in harsh conditions (ie. oil and gas industry, Non-Governmental Organisation working overseas)

There are many other opportunities, which are only limited to your imagination, leadership attributes, willingness and drive.  I suggest you conduct a search of this website to see what some of the other trades are saying.  See example below:

http://army.ca/forums/threads/303.0.html

Hopefully, this has answered your question or at least given you an indication of what the possibilities are.

S6


 

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I would like to point out that all of the above information given CAN result in a very successful after service career if one thing happens. The successful people are the ones that keep their nose to the stone, and learn, learn, learn.

Giving 110% during your service time will prepare you for a rewarding career, but private industry soon weeds out those who learnt enough to get recognized, but not enough to complete the job.
 

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OACETT has a policy to award former Combat Engineers with SGT / WO experience with certification as an Engineering Technologist.

 

Sapper6

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J. Grayson or anyone else,

Can you spell out what the acronym OACETT stands for?  Thanks.

S6.
 

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Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists
 
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