"IF" this is true, it'll only hurt the many CTI's out there who are putting themselves through school, moving to school, and taking out high interest loans when someone else fresh out of high school can just boot up they're computer and apply, get selected the next year and start at a facility in no time, all without never knowing what a "cti" is. All because they applied in a state like north dakota where no cti applied and the need for personnel was high. Grant it, OTS are not all high school grads looking for a career, some have college experience and careers.
However, my point is either the CTI or OTS should be abolished, there is no need for both.
But hey what do I know, I'm just an applicant.