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CADETS' CORNER: Cadets gearing up for summer training

Local cadets will have plenty of opportunities to advance skills

Cadets’ Corner is a weekly column submitted by the 37 Orville Hand Air Cadet Squadron.

Canadian Cadet Organizations provides cadets with opportunities for training during summer months.

These opportunities range from a few days locally to six to seven weeks away from home. Summer training opportunities vary based on the years of experience, age and interest of the cadets, and are not guaranteed for all members of the squadron.

Summer training offers an opportunity for cadets to travel to new areas and meet other cadets, while learning skills for personal development.

For many cadets, participating in summer training is the highlight of their year. The many diverse training opportunities offered during the summer months, including the Cadet Activity Programs, Cadet Training Centre Courses, the Cadet Digital Campus, the National Cadet Advisory Council, information technology, on-the-job-training and international training activities, are the perfect occasion to make friends for life during experiences youth will never forget.

The 2023 summer will offer cadets in levels 1 and 2 the Cadet Activity Program, which can include basic general training, basic drill and ceremonial, basic aviation, basic aviation technology and aerospace, basic survival, basic fitness and sports.

Cadet Training Courses for levels 3 to 5 will include the advanced aviation course, air rifle marksmanship instructor course, drill and ceremonial instructor course, fitness and sports instructor course, survival instructor course, glider pilot training course and power pilot training course.

Application deadlines have closed already. However, these are just some of the opportunities available to all air cadets enrolled in the cadet program.