Email this Article Email   

CHIPS Articles: Task Force Excel Announces New Rating Pilots

Task Force Excel Announces New Rating Pilots
By JO2 Jd Walter - July-September 2002
The Navy's Revolution in Training is haze gray and underway, steaming into a port, bringing you the tools and opportunities to excel. The Fleet, working hand-in-hand with Task Force for Excellence through Commitment to Education and Learning (EXCEL) is developing professional continuums for 17 ratings, with another 17 on the launching pad.

Rating Continuums Under Development:
QM, SM, BM, GSM, MM, EN, EM, IC, DC, HT, MR, IT, MS, SH, STG, AG

Rating Continuums in their Initial Phases:
AW, AS, AZ, AD, AM, ET(SUB), STS, CTT, CTA, CTI, CTM, CTO, CTR, MN, CM, CE

Following the success of the Information Technology Specialist (IT) continuum, these professional development efforts will integrate relevant industry-related credentials and appropriate college-level credits, giving Sailors the best possible opportunities for success. Already several pilots in the information technology and damage control fields, as well as those in the Mess Management Specialist rating are giving Sailors industry certifications that provide a competitive edge.

The continuums, which act as roadmaps for Sailors careers by identifying all training and educational opportunities, are part of the revolution's Sailor Continuum. A five-vectored model, the Sailor Continuum incorporates five areas of concentration, professional development, personal development, qualifications and certifications, leadership and performance, to create an environment of holistic Sailor development.

"Developing these continuums is the foundation for ensuring our Sailors are provided with not only the best educational opportunities, but the means to earn college degrees and certifications that put them on par with their industry counterparts," said Rear Adm. Ulrich, Task Force EXCEL Director.

Working groups are currently being established for the ratings recently identified. These working groups will be tasked with the actual design, testing and implementation strategies for each continuum.

TAGS: ITAM, KM, Workforce
Related CHIPS Articles
Related DON CIO News

CHIPS is an official U.S. Navy website sponsored by the Department of the Navy (DON) Chief Information Officer, the Department of Defense Enterprise Software Initiative (ESI) and the DON's ESI Software Product Manager Team at Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific.

Online ISSN 2154-1779; Print ISSN 1047-9988
Hyperlink Disclaimer