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Re: Finally some contact!
« Reply #25 on: May 19, 2016, 07:10:03 »
Well good luck, but I have some advice for you.  You had difficulty with an aptitude test and although a certain level of basic knowledge is required in order to complete it, it really is not a test of knowledge.  It's a test of your ability to understand certain types of things and work things out.  It's good that you were able to study some stuff and go into it better prepared, but the fact remains that you struggled with it.  You have chosen a number of very technical trades and I would predict that you will struggle with the training you may be about to undergo.  Think about the test you just completed that you had months to prepare for and which you had already done (different questions perhaps, but much the same type of stuff).  Now think about learning completely new concepts and the test is at the end of the week.  Be prepared!

The fact that stewards can be enrolled with "lesser" aptitude scores does not mean they are less bright than others.  It may simply mean that their brains work differently than other people who are more technically inclined.  Just because Winston Churchill didn't develop the theory of relativity doesn't mean that he wasn't as bright at Einstein any more that calling Einstein a moron because he didn't write a history of the world.

Steward is an honourable trade that has been reviewed on several occasions to assess its viability and necessity.  It's still here and the people who do it are full and active members of the Canadian Armed Forces.  Some are on active operations at this very moment and they are just as much a contribution to mission success as anybody else.  It may not be a trade you're interested in, but you're not "better than that."

Good luck to you for the future.

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Re: Finally some contact!
« Reply #26 on: May 19, 2016, 10:22:09 »
I applied back in November of last year. Apparently the recruiter has been trying to get hold of me since then. Anyway, sent another application about a month ago and did my physical, CFAT, Medical, and interview in 5 days. Apparently I'm a V2 so I need to see an optometrist Which will slow my application for a week or so.

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Re: Finally some contact!
« Reply #27 on: May 25, 2016, 20:43:26 »
Well good luck, but I have some advice for you.  You had difficulty with an aptitude test and although a certain level of basic knowledge is required in order to complete it, it really is not a test of knowledge.  It's a test of your ability to understand certain types of things and work things out.  It's good that you were able to study some stuff and go into it better prepared, but the fact remains that you struggled with it.  You have chosen a number of very technical trades and I would predict that you will struggle with the training you may be about to undergo.  Think about the test you just completed that you had months to prepare for and which you had already done (different questions perhaps, but much the same type of stuff).  Now think about learning completely new concepts and the test is at the end of the week.  Be prepared!

The fact that stewards can be enrolled with "lesser" aptitude scores does not mean they are less bright than others.  It may simply mean that their brains work differently than other people who are more technically inclined.  Just because Winston Churchill didn't develop the theory of relativity doesn't mean that he wasn't as bright at Einstein any more that calling Einstein a moron because he didn't write a history of the world.

Steward is an honourable trade that has been reviewed on several occasions to assess its viability and necessity.  It's still here and the people who do it are full and active members of the Canadian Armed Forces.  Some are on active operations at this very moment and they are just as much a contribution to mission success as anybody else.  It may not be a trade you're interested in, but you're not "better than that."

Good luck to you for the future.

From a guy who supervises stewards

I have been working on automobiles since I was young. And no I don't mean changing oil and brake pads. I also worked out west in a shop environment fixing half a million dollar oil rig equipment. Large pumps, hydraulics, electrical, motors, wiring, centrifuges right down to types of seals, bearings you name it. Working with my hands and anything mechanical is what I like to do. As for my first attempt at writing the test, I walked in completely blind on a midnight shift with less than 3 weeks to prepare. I thought I could wing it and that was my mistake. I have been out of school for nearly 10 years so my math was very weak. I had forgotten how to do pretty much everything. And to be honest, I didn't study anything until the week leading up to my cfat date the second time. I dabbled here and there during the year but nothing serious and no long term studying. The week prior to my test I sat down for a few hours everyday and relearned everything. I was always terrified with math, but it is so ridiculously easy. Maybe it is because I am older now? Who knows. If only I did that bit of studying last year I would probably be in already. My best friend also did terrible his first time with his cfat and he opted for a rewrite, scored well enough for AVN the second time and he has been doing it for 7 years now. He was nowhere as mechanically inclined as me and he seems to do alright. Just because I did so poorly on my first attempt doesn't mean I am too stupid to do a trade like AVN. I do admit I was stupid for not brushing up on my math and preparing for it like I should have but this time I walked through it like it was nothing. The recruiter asked me what trades I wanted after and said I qualified for everything with no issues. I am still stuck on a third trade and don't know what I want to put in there but he told me to let him know and I more than likely eligible for it so I must have done pretty good.

As for the Steward comment I posted a year ago. I apologize for that. I was angry and pissed off at the time and what I said was totally uncalled for.
Recruiting Center: CFRC Kingston
Regular/Reserve: Regular
Officer/NCM: NCM
Trade Choice 1: AVN Tech
Trade Choice 2: ACS Tech
Trade Choice 3:
Aptitude Test Passed: May 17, 2016
Medical: June 8, 2016
Interview: June 16, 2016
Merit Listed: October 12, 2016
Position Offered: AVN Tech
Enrollment/Swear in: December 8, 2016
BMQ Begins: January 9, 2017

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Re: Finally some contact!
« Reply #28 on: November 02, 2016, 20:00:36 »
Received my job offer for AVN Tech on Oct 24th. Swear in December 8th, BMQ January 9th. Persistence paid off. Good luck to everyone else!
Recruiting Center: CFRC Kingston
Regular/Reserve: Regular
Officer/NCM: NCM
Trade Choice 1: AVN Tech
Trade Choice 2: ACS Tech
Trade Choice 3:
Aptitude Test Passed: May 17, 2016
Medical: June 8, 2016
Interview: June 16, 2016
Merit Listed: October 12, 2016
Position Offered: AVN Tech
Enrollment/Swear in: December 8, 2016
BMQ Begins: January 9, 2017

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Re: Finally some contact!
« Reply #29 on: November 03, 2016, 08:44:01 »
Received my job offer for AVN Tech on Oct 24th. Swear in December 8th, BMQ January 9th. Persistence paid off. Good luck to everyone else!

Congrats!!  [:)
CFRC: Quebec
Regular/Reserve: Reg.
Officer/NCM: NCM
1st choice: WFE tech.
2nd choice:
Application date: May 2016
CFAT: June 28th 2016 (Success)
Background check : July 2016 (Success)
Interview: August 10th 2016 (Success)
Medical: August 10th 2016
Medical update : September 8th 2016
Medically fit: October 2016
Merit listed: November 2016
Position offered: November 21st
Swearing in: January 17th in Quebec
BMQ: January 23rd