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  • 1.        Monthly insight into America’s Navy – “A Global Force for Good” ®  Issue 05 March 2011  This issue  United Services Apprenticeship Program P.1 EPA Student Summer Employment Program P.2 Community Corner P.3   Chief’s Corner P.4  NDSCS/VCSU Articulation Agreement P.5  Navy Distance Learning Partnership (NDLP) P.6  Important Dates/Social Directory P.7  United Services Military Apprenticeship Program (USMAP) Highest demand:   Navy Nuclear Power Program     The United Services Military Apprenticeship Program (USMAP) is a formal military  training program that provides active duty Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and Navy service  Navy Special Warfare/Navy  Special Operations (i.e. SEALs,  members the opportunity to improve their job skills and to complete their civilian  SWCC, Air Rescue Swimmers,  apprenticeship requirements while they are on active duty. The U.S. Department of Labor  Explosive Ordnance Disposal,  (DOL) provides the nationally recognized "Certificate of Completion" upon program  Navy Diver)  completion.  Navy Reserve Officer Training    The Program is exclusive to members of the nations maritime services (Navy, Marine  Corp (NROTC) Scholarship  applicants (if accepted,  Corp, Coast Guard). The benefits of the program include:   applicants receive a fully‐funded  undergraduate degree and serve  1.  This program is free and requires no off‐duty hours.  as commissioned officers  afterwards.)  2.   You receive national recognition as a DOL apprentice.  Practicing Medical Doctors,  3.  You have documented proof of work experience.  Dentists, and Nurses   4.  DOL registered apprentices are sought after by employers.  Navy Reserves (Stay here in the  Fargo area and drill one    A young person out of high school can receive practical experience in a technical field,  weekend a month here in  Fargo!)  acquire their U.S. DOL Apprenticeship Certificate, and earn a job‐related two or four year  degree through the Navy’s Distance Learning Partnership Program (NDLP) from a    regionally accredited college or university. This and more, in only four years of service!  
  • 2.    Environmental Protection Agency   Student Summer Employment Program     The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency    7.  You will need to provide your transcripts  is looking for energetic and highly motivated  and a letter from your educational  students for summer employment.   institution that you are in good academic  Numerous opportunities are available  standing.   within EPA for students to gain valuable  work experience while contributing to the    The EPA summer positions will be posted  mission of protecting human health and  on  USAJobs during the months of March, April  safeguarding the environment.  Student  & May. You must apply directly to USAJobs using  summer employment opportunities are  the following link(s):   The Recruiter‐in‐Charge available at EPA’s headquarters in  Home town: Mamou, LA  Washington, D.C., and at regional office and     laboratory locations nationwide. Navy Occupation: Aviation  3876&vw=b&FedEmp=N&jbf574=EP00   Ordnanceman    The EPA primarily hires high school and  Years of Service: 13  college students for administrative/clerical  Current Paygrade: E‐7/Chief Petty positions as well as technical positions in  97599662&JobTitle=EPA+REGION+7+2011+STU Officer   areas such as life sciences, program or policy  DENT+SUMMER+HIRE+NOTICE&jbf574=EP00&F Education: AAS Business, Certificate in  analysis, and engineering.  Most summer  edEmp=N&FedPub=Y&sort=rv%2c‐ Industrial Management, Dept of  positions have salaries ranging from the GS‐ dtex&vw=b&re=134&caller=basic.aspx&jbf527= Transportation Risk‐Management  2 to GS‐7 level (a base hourly rate of $9.59  15326&AVSDM=2011‐03‐09+10%3a20%3a00   Specialist, Dept of Labor Counselor  to $16.28, excluding locality pay).  Students  Apprenticeship (pursuing), BS in  must meet the qualifications described  Organizational Leadership (Pursuing),  below plus additional requirements,  Franklin Covey 4‐Disciplines of  dependent upon the grade level of the  Execution Consultant  position and needs of the organization.  Previous Assignments: USS Enterprise  CVN‐65, USS Abraham Lincoln CVN‐72,    1.  You must be a student.  A student is an  Navy Recruiting District Houston, Navy  individual who is enrolled or accepted for  Recruiting District Minneapolis  enrollment in an accredited high school,  Positions: Drug/Alcohol Prevention  college, university, or technical or vocational  Advisor, Personal Financial Specialist,  school.   Material/Maintenance Manager, Naval    Safety Technician/Quality Assurance    2.  Students must be in good academic  Inspector, 4‐Disciplines of Execution  Consultant.   standing with at least a GPA of “C” or its  equivalent.    Best Regards,     3.  You must be a U.S. Citizen.   Phillip Durio, Chief Petty Officer, USN    4.  You must be age 16 at time of    employment.    Watch Paul’s Story.    5.  A work permit is required for students  age 16.      6.  In addition to a resume, eligible    veterans should submit a copy of their DD  Form 214 as part of the USAJobs  “The first step to wisdom is  application.   silence; the second is listening.”  – Carl Summer     
  • 3.   The following site is for mothers of   Community Corner   kids in the U.S. Navy and for Moms  who have questions about Navy  life for their kids.  “Keeping educators, parents, and students informed.”    Ever wonder about life in the Navy  outside of work?       Advising on a career in the Navy?     Parents… do you have concerns?         Navy Pay Chart!   Why are we one of our nation’s  best workplaces? View our track  record…                                         See what life is like on a ship!                                            Life after the Navy…                           
  • 4.   To prepare leaders in education     and to generate knowledge to  improve student opportunity,  achievement, and success. Chief’s Corner   Dear Reader,  Provides easy access to research‐ I hope this issue of our newsletter finds you well. In the field of recruiting, our ability to based policies, practices, and  offer insight is seldom regarded. In fact, on the best of days, we are more commonly resources for improving college  revered as salesmen. That being said, I wanted to take a moment to describe what we see readiness and success of students  as being the four most common trends amongst local young adults. These trends are: who are under‐represented in  Increased level of apathy. higher education.  The infrequent ability to efficiently transition from adolescence to adulthood. The difficulty to contrast and ascertain direction (the compass) from the speed (The clock) in which we travel towards (our goals) the path to prosperity. The ability to conduct research and analysis of career trends and necessary requirements. If you take time to review many of today’s recent studies you’ll notice that the trends   described above have become all but uncommon. Unfortunately, I do not possess an advanced degree in the field of psychology; therefore, I will not attempt to reason or The mission of the Institute for  speculate upon these noted trends. Instead, I’d like to recommend the following links to Higher Education Policy is to  our young people and “key influencers” alike. Perhaps through review, our young people increase access and success in  might be more capable of finding their bearings and we will be more in-tune with our postsecondary education around  audience, their challenges, and our ability to assist them in the most positive manner. the world.  Trends in Higher Education   Pathways to Prosperity Military and The Transition to Adulthood Georgetown University Center on  Millennials: A Portrait of Generation Next Education and the Workforce.  Fastest Growing Occupations O*NET Online ASVAB Career Exploration Individual State Apprenticeship Sites PEW Research Center Rand Corporation Research   Ready, Willing, and Unable to Serve Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Reports Building a Nation of Learners by  Georgetown University Center on Education & The Workforce Advancing Americas Community  Who serves in the U.S. Military? The Demographics of Enlisted Troops & Officers Colleges.  Tough Choices or Tough Times A Sound Investment: The Community College Dividend Degree Completion Beyond Institutional Borders A Nation At Risk: The Imperative for Educational Reform Projections of Education Statistics to 2019   Delinquency: The Untold Story of Student Loan Borrowing  The Council for Adult and    Experiential Learning (CAEL) is a  Strong financial knowledge and skills are critical to future success. As todays teens head national non‐profit organization  off to college or begin their own careers, they will face choices and responsibilities that which creates and manages  will have long-term effects on their financial futures. They must be prepared to make wise decisions about earning and spending, credit and budgeting, saving and investing. Visit the effective learning strategies for  following link for teaching resources! working adults through  parternships with employers, higher education, the public  sector, and labor.  Best regards, Phillip Durio Chief Petty Officer   United States Navy
  • 5.   Useful Websites:  ` ,,,,,,,,,,,,, data‐reports‐research/trends,, NDSCS Enters Articulation Agreement with  ucation, http://www.military‐ advanced‐‐ Valley City State University advanced‐education/,‐aid‐   Recently, North Dakota State College of     Train ND Website!   for‐military‐families.aspx,  Science (NDSCS) and Valley City State,  University (VCSU) entered into an ejournalusa.html,  articulation agreement that will afford,  students an opportunity to transfer an,  Associate of Applied Science degree in Technical Studies into a Bachelor of Science    cfm?Section=Home,  degree in Technical Studies from VCSU.,,    The unique thing about this “first in the,,   state” program is that it is geared towards  fulfilling the needs of non‐traditional  students, a group that is becoming more  Visit us on You Tube!  prevalent of the information age.  The program considers Department of Labor  StatesNavy?feature=chclk ,   Apprenticeship Programs (DLAPs) for  transfer credit, therefore, allowing  This publication does not reflect the  students the chance to leverage their  official views of the Department of  technical skills and career experience much  NAVY BOOTCAMP AT A GLANCE! Defense. All Photographs, unless  like the all to popular internship  otherwise stated, are official U.S. Navy  program(s).    Photos.      This program is in keeping with the  ideology outlined in “Pathways to  Status of the Navy: Active Duty Total: 328, 138     Prosperity”, a new Harvard Graduate  School of Education study that attempts to  (Officer:52,333/Enlisted:271,338) The USS STOUT (DDG‐55)  refocus the nations perspective on higher  is currently deployed in  education.    Deployable Battle Force Ships: 288   support of OPERATION    Ships Underway (away from homeport): 152 ships (53% of total)   ODYSSEY DAWN!    The Higher Education Price Index (HEPI) has    On deployment: 120 ships (42% of total)  risen 17.0% in the last six years while the United    Attack submarines underway (away from homeport): 34 subs (62%)    On deployment: 25 subs (46%)    To see our Navy in  Nations Education Index (UNEI) rates the U.S.  action, visit their official  education system at 20th in the world.   Ships Underway   Facebook page!     Carriers:    As tuition increases and labor market trends                USS Enterprise (CVN 65) ‐ 5th Fleet  maintain their tumultuous pace, expect to see                USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) ‐ 5th Fleet  an increase in demand for skill‐based programs                USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) ‐ Pacific Ocean  such as this one.                 USS George Washington (CVN 73) ‐ Sea of Japan                USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) ‐ Pacific Ocean                USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) Atlantic Ocean    Amphibious Warfare Ships:                USS Peleliu (LHA 5) ‐ Pacific Ocean  USS Essex (LHD 2) ‐ Pacific Ocean    
  • 6. Navy Credentialing Opportunities Online(COOL): Navy program that pays for civiliancertifications/licensures related to your Navyoccupation.Navy Distance Learning Partnership Program(NDLP): Navy College partnership withregionally accredited colleges/universities aimedat providing Sailors two and four year degreesvia distance learning that are related to yourNavy Occupation.United Services Military Apprenticeship Program(USMAP): A formal apprenticeship programthat provides Sailors the opportunity to earn aU.S. Dept of Labor Apprenticeship Certificaterelated to the Sailors occupation.Tuition Assistance(TA): The Navy will pay$250.00 per a semester hour not to exceed theannual cap of 16-semester hours.Navy Program Afloat for College Education(NCPACE): The Navy has contracted withregionally accredited Central Texas College toplace professors onboard naval vessels. Sailorsare able to complete academic course worktuition-free; the only necessary purchase is textbooks. Credit transfer is ensured through theServicemembers Opportunity College (SOC)Consortium.Just to name a few… EEarn a job-related degree from one of our If the following applies, maybe it’s time to seek yourpartners… a1. American Military University  local Navy Recruiter!2. Berkeley College 3. Bismarck State College 4. Central Texas College 5. Charter Oak State College  Feeling Stressed?6. City University of Seattle  Financial difficulties?7. Coastline Community College 8. Columbia College of Missouri  Questioning your intent?9. ECPI College of Technology  Dropped, withdrew, taken an incomplete, or even changed10. Embry‐Riddle Aeronautical University 11. Empire State College  your major recently?12. Excelsior College 13. Florida National College  Asked yourself the rhetorical question, “Is there a more14. Florida State College at Jacksonville  efficient means?”15. Fort Hayes State University 16. Hawaii Pacific University  Pressured as a result of deadlines and feel like your17. Old Dominion University  spreading yourself thin?18. Olympic College  19. Regent University  The reality of paying student loans has become vivid?20. Roger William University  Not making the grades you want because your spending21. Saint Leo University 22. San Diego City College  excessive time working?23. Saint Joseph’s College of Maine  Felt like you could have vested more time researching24. Southern New Hampshire University  various industries before selecting a major?25. Strayer University 26. Thomas Edison State College  27. Trident Technical College  “What will you be remembered for in this lifetime?”28. TUI University 29. University of Maryland University College  Minimum Starting Monthly Salary:30. University of Oklahoma 31. University of the Incarnate Word  $1,467.60 - $1,729.80 (housing and subsistence included)32. Upper Iowa University 33. Vincennes University  1102 43rd Street Southwest, Fargo, ND 58103 Tel 701.277.1096 WWW.NAVY.COM
  • 7.          Research Civilian Certifications! tifications_new/Default.aspx   Top 50 Fastest‐Growing  Occupations! ew1.asp?next=oview1&Level=Ove   Upon request, our staff will conduct class room  rall&optstatus=&jobfam=&id=1&n power point presentation on the following:   odeid=3&soccode=&stfips=&Show 2009‐2010 Navy Award Recognition   All=  1.  Stay in School/Higher Ed.   1. Optimas Award for General Excellence  Begin your college search now  2.  Nuclear Power  by clicking the below tab!    2. Best Companies for Blacks in Technology  3.  NROTC scholarship Program   3. ASTD Excellence in Practice Award  4.  Navy Features/Benefits  4. Training Magazine Top 125 List:#17  5.  Bullying/De‐glamorization  5. Training Top 125 Best Practice   6.  The U.S. Navy –From a Global Economic  6. AWLP Work‐Life Innovative Excellence   Perspective    Interested in Navy Special  Forces? Visit the below site!  7. 2010 Top Federal Agencies for Diversity  Visit the link below for       8. Diversity Council Honors Award (#8 of Top 25)  North Dakota Internships!      Learn about Navy History!  9. Sloan Award for Workplace Flexibility ments.asp     Recruiter contact info: , , &     Important Dates  1.  April 9, 2011(ACT Test Date)  Navy Social Media Directory 2.  May 7, 2011(Jun 11th ACT Registration Deadline,  SAT Test Date)  Navsmd.asp   ing Station    y Recruit 3.  May 8, 2011(SAT Test Date)     1102 43rd Street Southwest  4.  June 4, 2011(SAT Test Date)  Fargo, ND 58013    5.  June 5, 2011(SAT Test Date)   701.277.1096 ph  701.277.1198 fax      @Fargo Station.