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Training Descriptions

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Business Professionals

This training provides cadets the opportunity to explore careers in business fields such as management, marketing, and consulting. Cadets will focus on creating their resume, preparing for job interviews, writing a business plan, and preparing a marketing portfolio. Strategic sustainability and business ethics will be addressed as well as exploring career interests and opportunities. The training will conclude with a competition for cadets to showcase their learned business skills.

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Training content will focus on the responsibilities a Petty Officer can expect to have as they prepare for leadership roles within their home unit. The training environment will be structured to allow participants to become familiar with the responsibilities of a Petty Officer, managing multiple cadets in various settings and roles, and learning to manage their own time towards the completion of tasks.

The primary assessment method throughout the training will be observational, rather than academic, i.e. cadets will be assessed on their ability to perform the tasks of a Petty Officer and not limited to their ability to complete written tests. All skills required to successfully complete the drill evolutions will be provided during the training. Cadets are expected to have a working knowledge of correct drill commands prior to arrival. A cadet must achieve a passing score on all evolution assessments, or a subsequent retest, to graduate the training.

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Medical - Basic

This training will be limited to FOUR cadets who will serve as medical assistants to the training Medical Officer. The cadets will be introduced to basic medical skills, including medical procedures and terminology, first responder and life-saving skills, field medicine and trauma care, systems of the body and their common diseases and injuries,  as well as critical thinking and leadership skills.  Medical cadets will receive First Aid/CPR/AED certification and will have many opportunities to apply what they've learned through hands-on experience.

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Forensics: Explore the tasks involved in the investigation of a modern crime scene with hands-on learning and mystery-solving as you gain skills and experience in the field of forensic science. Investigators will examine evidence collected using lab techniques, DNA analysis, attention to detail, collecting and analyzing prints of all kinds, and using deductive reasoning.  Evidence findings will then be reported during a mock court case before

a jury.

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Culinary NLCC & NSCC

Learn the basics of culinary arts from Certified Professional Chefs and enjoy eating your creations! Cadets will gain skills in food preparation, seasoning and sauces, flavors and textures, presentation and serving, as well as nutrition, dietary needs, and food safety. Cadets will learn about the culinary profession in the commercial kitchen, in the military, and in the home.  Go home knowing how to cook and bake for your own family. Cadets will take part in a mini Masterchef competition and will complete the training by earning their Food Handler Certification. (Cadets will NOT be cooking for or serving the training contingent.)

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League Orientation

This training will prepare new League Cadets with the foundational skills needed to begin a successful experience in the League Cadet program and ultimately become an effective Sea Cadet.

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Equine Leadership

Equine Leadership: Led by Asbury University's nationally recognized Service Mounts training team, cadets will be introduced to the techniques used in training service horses, including rider commands, stimuli desensitization, obstacle courses and diversions, and crowd interaction.  Cadets will also learn advanced horsemanship skills; both in-hand and mounted, farm and stable management methods, horse maintenance and medical care, and the role of the horse in public safety.  Training sessions will take place at the University's Equine Center along with off-site trips to expand the understanding of different facets of the equine industry and applications to service horses. Cadets will be introduced to all aspects of farm and horse care primarily through hands-on instruction, as well as classroom lectures and assignments. Cadets can expect to be competent and confident horsemen and women by the end of the week, with skills that could jump start a career in the service horse industry.

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This training program will introduce cadets to military and civilian law enforcement, giving cadets a look into the weapons, tactics, and procedures needed to uphold the law. The MAA cadre will be comprised of former and current Marine, Navy and civilian law enforcement officers, as well as specialized Instructors in a number of hand-to-hand and martial disciplines. The training will consist of both hands on and classroom elements which will be implemented in the following categories: Armorers Element, Close Quarters Battle (CQB), Emergency Medical (Trauma Treatment), Navy Military Police/Civilian Law Enforcement Element, Range Element, and Defensive Tactics / Hand to Hand. This is a mentally and physically intense training and will require completion of both hands on and written examinations. Requirements: This is a challenging and intense training. The PRT will be administered upon reporting. Cadets who DO NOT pass the PRT at the "GOOD" level will not be checked-in as an MAA cadet and will be sent home. Cadets should be in their BEST physical condition and mentally prepare themselves for being challenged at every corner! Cadets who accept this challenge will have the opportunity to learn from specialists in their fields, learn about proper range etiquette, weapons, tactics, history, and the mental requirements to be a "Sheep Dog." NO orthopedic issues within 6 months. Cadets with serious allergies to plants, trees, or insects MUST be prepared as this training will be conducted mostly outdoors in a heavily wooded area with heavy pollen and insect counts. *PLEASE NOTE* this training is a ZERO TOLERANCE ENVIRONMENT requiring the greatest amount of maturity and discipline. Certain guidelines and rules will be presented upon Check-In, and should a cadet fail to adhere to these rules, he/she WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE TRAINING


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 This STEM training will allow the opportunity for younger cadets to experience and learn the strategies of the STEM program at a level designed for higher energy levels and shorter attention spans. Cadets will be involved in several construction and application projects that will stretch their imaginations and challenge their creativity. Through building a SeaPerch ROV, as well as other STEM projects, cadets will learn important technical and design skills and receive an introduction to the exciting careers that are possible in naval architecture and naval, ocean, and marine engineering. Cadets will compete in two-person teams maneuvering their ROV through a complicated underwater course.

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