Air Force Nonrated Technical Training: Selected Topics to Improve Efficiency
RAND Corporation Santa Monica United States
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This report is part of continuing research that began in fiscal year FY 2016 by RAND Project AIR FORCE PAF for the Air Force Air Education and Training Command AETC. In FY 2016, the RAND Corporation conducted a broad review of the nonrated technical training pipeline, with the goal of identifying pipeline inefficiencies that, if corrected, could lead to a more efficient and flexible enterprise. PAF identified opportunities to improve the planning process, resource-allocation process, and the flow of students through the technical training pipeline. As a follow-on to this effort, AETC asked PAF to look outside the Air Force for insights and best practices upon which they could draw. AETC identified three particular topics of interest 1 how colleges and universities right-size their instructor corps in the face of fluctuations in enrollments and demands for coursework, 2 best practices associated with supply chain management, and 3 approaches for developing a flexible instructor pool. Each of these topics is discussed in a separate part of this volume.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations