AVIATION SPECIALIZED SKILLS TRAINING
Naval Aviation Technical Training is in a unique position today. Recent
technological advances offer the training community an unprecedented opportunity
to provide higher quality services to the Fleet and the schoolhouse. Today's
technology can deliver training more effectively, faster, and at lower
cost. Moreover, technology enhances the quality and accessibility of skills,
knowledge, and information.
Naval Aviation Technical Training is governed through the Aviation Technical
Training Executive Steering Committee (ESC) and its associated working
groups. Recent ESC initiatives include:
The objectives of the AMTCS include providing a sequentially developed
training curriculum based on "job task analysis" - facilitating training,
eliminating redundancy, implementing common metrics, providing training
feedback mechanisms, and establishing a repository for maintaining and
tracking individual training records across the continuum. For the Aviation
Maintenance In-Service Training (AMIST) phase, the goal is not only to
sustain but also to increase the skill level of the technician in the Fleet.
The critical theme behind this system is that the same technology (with
minor variations) will satisfy both Fleet and school training requirements.
Implementation of "core and strand" concepts at "A" schools, and the realignment
of the "C" schools
Consolidation of the Fleet Readiness Aviation Maintenance Programs and
Naval Aviation Maintenance Training Groups under the Chief of Naval Education
Reengineering the training "business process" culminating in the establishment
of the Aviation Maintenance Training Continuum Systems (AMTCS).
The synergistic effect of the technologies under development (such as
Computer-Based Training and Automated Management Systems) allows the Navy
to develop 21st century training concepts. Timely training for Sailors
and Marines at shore locations, pier-side, and at sea will be readily available.
Even as we reduce aviation manpower, our training programs will ensure
that the quality of the force remains as high as ever.