Who's all waiting for a training offer?

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Who's all waiting for a training offer?

Post by tangel01 » Fri Oct 09, 2009 10:44 am

So the Wednesday Toronto ACC tour was pretty sweet. Now we just sit back and wait for a new training course to start...

We were told at the tour that the most recent VFR training class had just wrapped up (the day before the tour, actually). I'd heard that there was a VFR class starting in November and another one in the spring sometime around March/April. I tried calling the national recruitment line and they couldn't confirm anything, though the person on the line seemed to think that a Toronto VFR class in March seemed likely.

So...given that medicals and background checks take time to perform, getting scheduled for the November class (if it exists) seems to be out of the question. I guess we're going to have to wait until the spring.

So, who else is waiting? How big do you think the pool of candidates is? I'm really hoping it is limited to just the group I was in Wednesday plus the Thursday tour group. That would make it about 12 people total for both VFR and IFR, so about 6 each...if that's the total pool, it would be awesome. I'm really hoping they wouldn't bother to give a 3 hour tour unless they were actually planning on using us :)

So who else went on that tour? Do you guys have any information?
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Re: Who's all waiting for a training offer?

Post by jakey » Fri Oct 09, 2009 4:53 pm

I'm also waiting for YYZ VFR but you knew that already... ;)
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Re: Who's all waiting for a training offer?

Post by jakey » Sun Oct 11, 2009 4:12 pm

No one else, huh?

Well Alex, I guess we're in pretty good shape then. ;)
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Re: Who's all waiting for a training offer?

Post by tangel01 » Mon Oct 12, 2009 12:09 pm

That or the rest of the applicants don't google / forum search. I'm just praying for a November start.
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Re: Who's all waiting for a training offer?

Post by jakey » Mon Oct 12, 2009 12:39 pm

I think I PM'd you, but when I called recruitment last week they told me the November VFR course was filled, and next one would be "winter" which I'm interpreting at this point to be Feb/March, taking into account the 4-5 months' notice.
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Re: Who's all waiting for a training offer?

Post by floatyghosthat » Mon Oct 12, 2009 9:59 pm

I'm waiting on either YVR or YWG. Sounds like March-ish for either of them.
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Re: Who's all waiting for a training offer?

Post by tangel01 » Mon Oct 12, 2009 10:51 pm

Damn, damn, DAMN. Oh well. Keeping my fingers crossed 'till then I guess. Maybe we'll get lucky and training offer packages will arrive around mid-November.
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Re: Who's all waiting for a training offer?

Post by jakey » Tue Oct 13, 2009 6:37 am

If it is Feb/March, training offers could go out anytime now...

Floatyghost: two regions? I thought they recruited and hired regionally now, how are you up for two regions? I'm curious. :)
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Re: Who's all waiting for a training offer?

Post by tangel01 » Tue Oct 13, 2009 3:34 pm

Keep your fingers crossed...I certainly am.
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Re: Who's all waiting for a training offer?

Post by jakey » Wed Oct 14, 2009 5:38 pm

Alex: check PMs
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Re: Who's all waiting for a training offer?

Post by jakey » Fri Oct 16, 2009 10:27 am

Sooooo... Any other VFR YYZers get calls yet? :)
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Re: Who's all waiting for a training offer?

Post by tangel01 » Fri Oct 16, 2009 11:44 am

:cry:
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Re: Who's all waiting for a training offer?

Post by tangel01 » Fri Oct 16, 2009 12:20 pm

Haha...ok no news is good news (this time).

The calls will be going out Monday. I've been on pins & needles all day for nothing! Haha you could cut the tension in my apartment with a knife right now.
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Re: Who's all waiting for a training offer?

Post by jakey » Fri Oct 16, 2009 1:00 pm

Monday?!?! Cutting it close...
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Re: Who's all waiting for a training offer?

Post by tangel01 » Mon Oct 19, 2009 11:22 am

Still nothing...
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Re: Who's all waiting for a training offer?

Post by tangel01 » Mon Oct 19, 2009 1:44 pm

15 minutes left in the workday... :cry:
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Re: Who's all waiting for a training offer?

Post by tangel01 » Mon Oct 19, 2009 2:00 pm

Well, guess that's it then. Time to start hoping for ... April?
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Re: Who's all waiting for a training offer?

Post by jakey » Mon Oct 19, 2009 2:43 pm

tangel01 wrote:Well, guess that's it then. Time to start hoping for ... April?
:(

What the hell? Don't give up... I found out after hours. Have you emailed to check in?
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Re: Who's all waiting for a training offer?

Post by tangel01 » Mon Oct 19, 2009 10:42 pm

email sent, voicemail left, let's hope in the miracle.
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Re: Who's all waiting for a training offer?

Post by tangel01 » Tue Oct 20, 2009 7:42 am

Nope, calls went out yesterday.

Cya in 6 months.
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Re: Who's all waiting for a training offer?

Post by floatyghosthat » Tue Nov 17, 2009 4:48 pm

jakey wrote:
Floatyghost: two regions? I thought they recruited and hired regionally now, how are you up for two regions? I'm curious. :)

Haha, I'm already in the company. Cross-training, so I guess I have some perks. I've been told that I've passed my interview and testing. Medical and background isn't an issue obviously, so now I'm just waiting to find out when and where. One of the other people that wrote the test with me (there were only 3 of us) has been told that they are going to YYZ for VFR.

I'm kind of hoping that I get to stay in Pacific region, but YWG is home, so I'd be happy with either. Right now, I guess I'd be happy with anything. I just want to start the course already :(
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Re: Who's all waiting for a training offer?

Post by natej » Tue Nov 17, 2009 5:15 pm

I too am in the company already, waiting for a YYC VFR Training course to start. They told me February.
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Re: Who's all waiting for a training offer?

Post by floatyghosthat » Wed Nov 18, 2009 4:20 pm

Are you going through EOCO, or the LOS cross-training offer?
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Re: Who's all waiting for a training offer?

Post by natej » Wed Nov 18, 2009 5:58 pm

LOS cross training. But I think I'm eligible for EOCO next year, so I might just wait for that.
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Re: Who's all waiting for a training offer?

Post by tangel01 » Fri Nov 20, 2009 6:38 am

Well, it seems the national recruitment center isn't giving away information anymore. They are no longer revealing to applicants:

-if and when training groups for an area are to begin
-or the number of seats in the next group
-or if and when the calls will go out for the next group

//I applied in February so I guess that means I have until August of next year to be inducted into training. Gotta keep my fingers crossed I guess.
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