I agree that the Actual controllers training the classes makes sense, that is what we used to do in fact.WCG had little to no accountability and was never given evaluations. The old retired guys and gals that read the paper and still applied rules from eight .65 editions ago are transferring over to Rytheon? GREAT! The retired controllers were picked up by WCG for the pay checks and many of them never wanted to train while they were on the floor. They didn't care then and certainly dont as contractors give two bits whether or not someone checks out. I hope they revamp the training system, because it has been a bias and terrible contracting system for the 8 years that I have known it.
Center CPCs and twr CPCs do the best training and give the most pertinent training material. The outdated info and lack of oversight towards contractors has made the training system catastrophic at best. Its caused the controllers more work than helped.
Good luck Rytheon, i'm keeping my fingers crossed! Glad the crooks are out....I hope!
And he is correct. Raytheon does things for money, not for the best results.Raytheon has never done anything better, cheaper, faster. In fact, what do they know about training. We had to tear apart anything they published. Nor have they ever completed anything. Wonder whose hair-brained scheme this is.
I have to agree, Ratheon will be looking to make money. Efficiency and quality won't be job one.:goldwing:
Just got an email from a retired ATC friend. His response to Raytheon was,
And he is correct. Raytheon does things for money, not for the best results.
Also, I expect that the final training and testing will still be done by CPC's, just coordinated and managed by Raytheon.
Hmmmmm....... Wonder what happens to all the FAA QA and Training people when Raytheon takes over? :lol:
I also heard from a reliable source that the Tech Ops (AF) training has been contracted as well. The FAA has not announced it yet. My source did not indicate who got that contract. :banghead: