- Reaction score
On a related topic, I know MESOs are not the same as Marine Engineer Mechanics, but can they still volunteer to go on the heavies as engineers?
tumbling_dice said:Has anyone done a co-op degree while working as a MESO, maybe N. McKay?
I would think that trying to do a degree while employed on one of the 5 (wait 4) active Kin Class ships would be a challenge. You would be at sea plenty and although you have time to yourself, being able to focus on the education part with all the distractions of being at sea would be plenty tough. I know people whoare able to do it while posted to a shore billet, and they even may attend classes and lectures. Unless you're doing only one course at a time, it would be a challenge.tumbling_dice said:Thanks anyway.
When you join, you would join the NRD at MALAHAT. You do parade with them from Sept to Apr every year. Once you get your QL1 course done, in order to get OJT for your progression, you need to be posted to the ship. As was indicated, the possibility of acquiring time on weekends over the year in probably a non-starter as the ships, unless they are deployed, rarely sail on weekends. For some weird reason, sailors don't want to work 7 days a week. I don't get it, they get paid for every day don't they?tumbling_dice said:So MESOs are assigned to ships, not to reserve divisions? I was planning on parading with HMCS Malahat. I do live in Victoria, so I can find my own way to CFB Esquimalt.
Not a lot really. You may get a first aid course and parade with the unit regularly. I'm not sure when you need to do NETP but part of that might be done at the unit level. You would likely end up in a pre-BMQ division, depending on how MAL does business. Although you have a cadet background, the system is geared around people with no experience. Until you get a QL 1 course, you would not likely do any trade specific training either, but that would depend again on MAL.tumbling_dice said:What would I do up until my BMQ?
Bam_dice said:Well it's depends if reg force will accept my schooling in Saskatoon saskatchewan which I am taking mechanica engineering at siast for 2 years. Which I wanna complete for 2 years or do I stick with reserves which pays 8000 for it. The question is will will reg force accept it or wouldn't recognize it?