Education & Training 

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday 

7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location:

511 Spirit Blvd. Bldg. 515

Whiteman AFB, MO

Contact Us: 

(660) 687-5750

509.fss.fsde.1@us.af.mil

The Whiteman Education and Training Center supports long-range Air Force education goals for maintaining a high-quality Force. We strive to assist members with enhancing their professional and personal development, recruitment, retention and readiness. Programs offered are cost effective educational opportunities which range from basic skills, undergraduate, to graduate level degrees.

 

Services include information and assistance on military tuition assistance, academic advising for the Community College of the Air Force degree, voluntary testing, WAPS testing, commissioning, civilian and formal training, GI Bill, SkillBridge program, and education transition classes. Counselors are available Monday - Friday from 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY).

Training Staff


Base Training

Suite 235

(660) 687-4520

steven.workoff.1@us.af.mil

Civilian Training

Suite 236

(660) 687-4809

lori.pitts.1@us.af.mil

Formal Training

Suite 230

(660) 687-6793

elizabeth.meyer.3@us.af.mil




Testing Services


AFOQT

AFRAT

ASVAB

DLPT

DLAB

EDPT

TBAS

TAPAS

To schedule, please call (660) 687-1748

PME exams should email linda.bauer.2.ctr@us.af.mil

Exams are administered on Tuesdays of each week

National Testing Center:

State Fair Community College

Building 515, Room 246

Call to schedule CLEPS/DSST/PearsonVue Exams

(660) 563-3358




On-Base Schools


State Fair Community College

Suite 246

GEM School

Associates of Arts/Associates of Science degrees available on-ground and online!

Mon-Thurs: 0730 to 1700 Fri: 0730-1500

(660) 563-3358 (If dialing from on-base phone, dial 99-563-3358)

https://www.sfccmo.edu

Park University

Suite 245

Gem School/AU-ABC School

Bachelor’s Degrees available on-ground and online!

Mon-Thurs: 0830-1700 Fri: 0800-1600

(660) 563-2846

whit@park.edu

https://www.park.edu

University of Central Missouri

Suite 247

Aviation Program

Mon-Thurs: 1300-1700 Friday: 0730-1500

(660) 543-4464

https://www.ucmo.edu




Education Links


Career Path Decide

GI Bill information: (888) 442-4551

Transfer Education Benefits: Must have served 6 years and have 4 years retainability

Total Force Service Center: (800) 525-0102




CCAF


How does a student have his/her civilian credit applied to the CCAF record?

CCAF accepts only official transcripts from civilian institutions. The transcript must be mailed or transmitted directly from the civilian institution to CCAF. CCAF will not accept transcripts markets “Issued to Student”, unofficial transcripts, or faxed transcripts. Transcripts are not acceptable from students, counselors, recruiters, or any other third party.

  1. All transcripts submitted to CCAF for credit transfer evaluation must be official and in English.

CCAF will only accept transcripts sent directly from the institution to CCAF. CCAF will not accept transcripts marked “Issued to Student” or e-mailed/faxed copies. Additionally, transcripts are not acceptable from students, advisors/counselors, recruiters or any other third party.

Please have the institution mail the transcript to the following address:

CCAF/DESS

100 South Turner Boulevard

Maxwell AFB, Gunter Annex AL 36114-3011

  1. CCAF also accepts electronic transcripts sent directly from colleges that subscribe to an

electronic transcript delivery network. Currently CCAF has 6 approved vendors: Parchment; eScrip-safe; National Student Clearinghouse; Credentials Inc.; Maryland District Server; and Joint Services Transcript (JST). Electronic transcripts should be sent to ccaf.etranscript@us.af.mil

  1. Please contact your Education and training Section (E&TS) or Base Education and Training

Manager (BETM) when inquiring if CCAF has received your transcript. CCAF receives a high volume of calls and e-mails and we try to handle them in a timely manner with our current manning. To help CCAF staff serve you better, please provide your CCAF advisor with the following information:

1. Name of Institution(s)

2. Date the official transcript was actually sent from the Institution to CCAF

3. Any student name changes that may have occurred




Kuder Journey


Kuder Journey available on www.dantes.kuder.com

A benefit that can help you prepare for your future. This Career and Transition System, which is specifically designed for the US Military, is a comprehensive online resource to help you plan for the future. Learn about your interests, skills, work values, and use those results to build a personal career plan, explore occupational information and plan for your future success.

Create an account on www.dantes.kuder.com




SkillBridge (formerly Career Skills) Program


SkillBridge, such as apprenticeships, on-the-job (OJT) training, job shadowing, employment skills training, and internships offer skills training opportunities to Airmen (officers and enlisted) preparing to transition from military to civilian employment

- To be eligible, an Airman must complete at least 180 continuous days on active duty and is expected to be discharged or released from active duty within 180 days of starting the SkillBridge

- Coordination and planning of a successful application may require as little as 30 or more than 180 days or more depending on assorted variables. Begin coordination 12 months prior to your projected ETS or retirement

- Participation by an Airman is self-initiated, applications must be validated by the Education and Training Section Chief and final approval is granted by the Unit/Squadron Commander authorized to impose non-judicial punishment in the Airman’s chain of command

- Applicants will work with their Transition Goals, Plans, Success (TGPS) or other locally designated guidance counselor to gather data and complete their application

- SkillBridge must offer a high probability of post-service employment with the provider or any employer and offer enrollment at no cost or minimal cost to the Airman

- SkillBridge should improve the Airman’s level of skill and broaden the range of skill by building directly upon the occupational skills acquired during military service

- SkillBridge should improve or provide skills that may not relate to the occupational skills acquired in the military

The occupational area in which SkillBridge is offered should:
- Be in sufficient demand in the civilian workforce with high probability of post-service employment
- Offer a rate of pay in the civilian workforce that is commensurate with the knowledge skills, and abilities required to successfully perform the occupation
- Offer reasonable prospects of advancement, especially if it is an entry-level position

The four (4) types of SkillBridge Programs are:
- Apprenticeships – are generally a combination of on-the-job training (OJT) and related instruction that may be sponsored jointly by an employer and union groups, individual employers, or employer association.
- Internships – a type of work experience for entry-level job-seekers. Internships may be completed in federal, state, or local government or in the private sector and may consist of OJT and work experience.
- On-the-Job Training - job skills learned at a place of work while performing the actual job

- Job Shadowing - is a type of OJT work experience that is normally performed in one day, where individuals learn about a job by observing the day-to-day activities of someone in the current workforce

For additional information contact the Whiteman AFB Education Center:

660-687-5750 or email 509.FSS.FSDE.1@us.af.mil




Supervisor Resource Center


The Supervisor Resource Center (SRC) is an on-line clearinghouse developed to make Air Force tools and no-cost resources for supervisory and leadership development readily available. Features include
• Learning Programs for Emerging Leaders and Supervisors centered on the Air Force Institutional Competencies saving the busy supervisor time. Included are AF e-Learning courses, books, simulations, skill briefs, and job-aids to jump-start learning and development. Courses include an assessment tool to provide a focused learning experience.
• Resources tailored to three levels of learning: Emerging Leaders, First Time Supervisors, and Seasoned Supervisors.
• Learning and Development Roadmaps to help supervisors guide their employees down an appropriate development path.
• Links to Mandatory Supervisory training course registration for New Supervisors.
• Access to hundreds of AF e-Learning courses, books, video challenges, Business Impact series learning tools, simulations, and links to professional sites such as the Center for Creative Leadership, Harvard business School, Wharton Center for Leadership and Change Management, Leadership Now and Forbes.
• Short, video snippets from proven Air Force Leaders speaking from personal experience about leadership and supervision.
• Access the SRC via the Air Force Portal. At the Portal Main Page, select the “Life and Career” tab followed by the “Force Development (FD)” pull down. On the left navigation, select “Supervisor Resource Center.”

Are you an Air Force Active Duty or Civilian member who needs just-in-time self-development tools? The Air Force has a solution for you! AF e Learning is an on-line self-development tool that is free and available 24/7. It contains a large, searchable collection of courses, books, simulations, and other e-learning resources. Includes thousands of on-line courses and books with searchable content. Set up feeds to notify you when new books arrive, plus much more; mobile “On the Go” options so you can download certain content to your smart phone, Kindle, or iPad and a Leadership Knowledge Center portal utilizing one of the topical learning roadmaps with links to related books, articles, courses, video challenges, simulations, and professional sites such as The Center for Creative Leadership, Harvard Business School, Hale Chief Executive Leadership Institute, Wharton Center for Leadership and Change Management, Leadership Now and Forbes. Access AF e-Learning via a link located on the Air Force Portal home page under ‘Top Portal Links and Education/Training/Force Development.

CLEP & DSST exams are available on Monday and Wednesdays at 0830. Testing is located in Building 515, in Classroom 211. For information on which exams will apply towards your CCAF degree, contact the Whiteman Education Center at (660) 687-5750. To Schedule an exam or for more information, call State Fair Community College at (660) 563-3358.





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