A Formative Evaluation of the Collegiate Training Initiative-AirTraffic Control Specialist (CTI-ATCS) Program.
HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA VA
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This report describes the initial formative evaluation of the Federal Aviation Administration FAA College Training Initiative - Air Traffic Control Specialist CTI-ATCS Program. The purpose of the CTI-ATCS program is to test the concept that non-federal, post-secondary educational institutions can develop, deliver, and implement air traffic control recruiting, selection, and training programs FAA, 1990 The background and evolution of this program are presented, along with descriptions of the institutions that are involved in the training of CTI-ATCS participants. The report concludes that the programs at the five participating educational institutions appear to be functioning well. Specifically, the programs are making innovations in recruitment, selection, and training that may be of benefit to the FAA. Some progress in recruiting women and minorities is being made. However, the sharply curtailed demand for controllers poses a significant challenge to the CTI-ATCS program. Improvements in program management and communications are also needed. Overall, the CTI-ATCS program appears to be generally successful, but further study is required.
- Air Navigation and Guidance
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations