EDUCATION & TRAINING CENTER

We look forward to helping you accomplish your future military and civilian education and career goals.


SERVICES

The Education & Training Center (ETC) is a service organization for all Air Force members, family members and DoD Civilians, and serve as the focal point for all things education, both formal and voluntary. The ETC provides services in 7 main areas:

  • College and Career Counseling regarding all things voluntary education, to include Military Tuition Assistance (MilTA), Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) degrees, civilian degrees, AFCOOL, AU-ABC, SkillBridge (SKB), Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), GI Bills, scholarships, etc.
  • Brief base populace throughout the Military Life Cycle, and encourage members to utilize over $100k in education benefits to prepare for civilian transition.
  • Provide career assessments to assist with civilian career and/or degree choice.
  • Provide various military testing.
  • Focal point for managing Military Base Training and Career Development- ensure unit level training programs are IAW directives, up-channels status of training to Wing leadership.
  • Focal point for managing Military Formal Training- ensure various professional military education training allocations are processed, and resolve any conflicts with units and schools.
  • Focal point for managing Civilian Education, Training and Development programs, as well as approval and disapproval.

RECURRING EVENTS


College 101

Tuesday, January 31 | 8 am

Mandatory for first time active duty users of Military Tuition Assistance (TA and those who haven’t used TA in over a year). This is the last month we are offering a third Thursday College 101 before deciding to make it a permanent time offering. Let us know what you think!

Register on AFVEC to reserve your seat by COB the Monday prior to attending.


Mandatory TA Briefing – Initial & Follow-up (Formally College 101)

Tuesday, February 7 | 8 am

Tuesday, February 14 | 8 am

Thursday, February 16 | 8 am

Tuesday, February 21 | 8 am

Tuesday, February 21 | 8 am

Mandatory for first time active duty users of Military Tuition Assistance (and those who haven’t used TA in over a year).  You can choose to attend College 202 or Assessing your Higher Education Track TAP Class in lieu of this briefing.

Register on AFVEC to reserve your seat by COB the day prior to attending.


SkillBridge

Tuesday, February 1 | 3 pm; Q&A at 4 pm

Thursday, February 16 | 3 pm; Q&A at 4 pm

Discussion on job shadowing, on-the-job training, apprenticeships, & internships that offer skills training opportunities to officers and enlisted preparing to transition from military to civilian employment. Discuss entire application process, including step by steps, formal request, how to present SkillBridge to your Commander & approval process. We recommend attending as early as possible in your career in order to line up your education opportunities with your civilian career goals.

Register on AFVEC to reserve your seat – Mandatory to start the process


GI Bill

Thursday, February 2 | 10 am

Montgomery GI Bill or Post 9/11 GI Bill, what’s the difference? Do you have both? Can you use both? What is the Buy-Up? What is Top-Up and how do you use it? Do you want to share your Post 9/11 GI Bill with your family members? If you find yourself asking any of these questions, then this is the briefing you need to be at! Do not make any decisions before attending this briefing!

May register on AFVEC prior to attending but not necessary


Air Force Officer Qualifying Test (AFOQT)

Wednesday, February 8 | 8 am

AFOQT is a 5-hour test required for non-medical commissioning applications. You are only allowed to test two times in your career so please study prior to testing.

Call 731-3531 or email 341FSS.FSDE.EDUCATION@US.AF.Mil to receive the appropriate request form to schedule and additional dates through 2023.


Commissioning

Wednesday, February 15 | 3 pm

Discussion on various commissioning opportunities available, to include Officer Training School (OTS), ROTC, Air Force Academy – Leaders Encouraging Airmen Development (LEAD), Physician Assistant, Nursing Enlisted Commissioning Program (NECP), and more!

Register on AFVEC to reserve your seat


Higher Ed Track TAP Class

Wednesday and Thursday, January 25 – 26 | 8 am – 4 pm (Two-day seminar)

Two day seminar designed to guide students through a variety of decisions involved with choosing a college institution, various funding including scholarships, the admissions process and much, much more. Now open to all military, civilians and dependents (not just TAP elegible).

Register on AFVEC or call 731-3531 to save your seat; 30 seats available.


Testing

Thursday, January 26 | 8 am

Thursday, February 2 | 8 am

Thursday, February 9 | 8 am

Thursday, February 16 | 8 am

Thursday, February 23 | 8 am

Testing available includes Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT), Career Development Course (CDC) End of Course (EOC) test, Armed Forces Classification Test (AFCT), Test of Basic Aviation Skills (TBAS), Air Force Reading Abilities Test (AFRAT), Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB), Electronic Data Processing Test (EDPT), Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI), Tailored Adaptive Personality Assessment (TAPAS), etc.

Email 341FSS.FSDE.EDUCATION@US.AF.Mil to receive the appropriate request form.


College 202

Thursday, February 23 | 8 am – Noon

(Now you can attend College 202 in lieu of the Mandatory TA Briefing-Initial/Follow-up- formally College 101) Making the right education decisions will play a defining role in your future career goals. This 4-hour seminar is designed to guide you through a variety of decisions involved in choosing the right college institution and degree(s) for your civilian career goals. This seminar covers the admissions process, various funding options (in addition to MilTA, such as FAFSA Grants, GI Bills, and more) and how to locate and apply for scholarships! This seminar is a condensed version of our DoD Education Track specifically created for students early in their academic career and is open to ALL Malmstrom AFB populace including dependents. Recommend for parents, too!

Register on AFVEC or call X731-3531 to save your seat; 30 seats available.