Team Pete offers professional development resources
By Master Sgt. Mary Lacombe , 21st Force Support Squadron
/ Published January 27, 2009
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.-- --
What exactly does the career assistance advisor do? What does the Professional Development Center provide? If you don't know the answer and/or haven't attended a course or seminar at the PDC, then you are missing out!
The career assistance advisor provides information and education for the members of Team Peterson. Programs include career consultation and advice, assistance with retraining and special duty options, assistance for personnel affected by the NCO Retraining Program, retraining program, as well as Team Pete commanders' source for retention information and statistics. The CAA manages the Informed Decision Workshops, First Term Airmen Center, NCO and SNCO Professional Enhancement Courses, professional development seminars ranging from two to four hours for enlisted, civilian, and officer personnel, job fairs and special events.
The First Term Airmen Center provides a transition for first duty station Airmen from the structured training environment to one of self-discipline. Airmen spend 10 days at FTAC with 56 different curriculum items ranging from base agencies orientation briefings to required ancillary training to on and off base tours. Upon completion of the course, Airmen report to their duty sections as "Mission Ready Warriors".
The Team Pete Professional Development Center is located in Bldg. 350, suite 2127. For information about FTAC contact Staff Sgt. Dawn Fojtik at (719) 556-9158. To speak with a CAA contact Master Sgt. Mary LaCombe at (719) 556-9226, DSN (834).
(Editor's Note: This article is one of several highlighting the Air Force Space Command Year of Leadership and its focus on education and training.)