Camp Blanding Guardsmen complete course to improve training methods
By Maj. Jessica Polvikoski
CAMP BLANDING JOINT TRAINING CENTER, Fla. (Aug. 27, 2012) —Recently, 28 staff members at Florida’s 211th Regiment and Regional Training Site – Maintenance completed the Systems Approach to Training Basic Course using a Mobile Training Team (MTT).
The Mobile Training Team of Mr. Tom Seely, Course Manager and Mr. Veonis Quinn traveled from Ft. Lee, Va., to provide the two back-to-back classes from July 9 – 20. This course covers an overview of the Systems Approach to Training (SAT) process, Overview of the Operating Environment and its application in Army training, Job and task analysis, training methods and media selection, training materials validation, lesson outline and plan development, performance test development, job aid development, and individual and group practical exercise activities.
This training was quickly put to use as one of the 211th Regiment Course Managers, Sgt. 1st Class Timothy Dalton was selected to serve on the Critical Task Selection Board for the Battlefield Weather Mission Qualification Course at the Intelligence Center of Excellence at Ft. Huachuca, Ariz. He utilized his training in updating the task descriptions including the actions, conditions and standards.
“The professional development of our staff members is an important part of maintaining a standard of excellence and this course certainly increased the knowledge and ability of staff members to provide relevant feedback to the various training directorates within the Army,” said Lt. Col. Frank Zenko of the 211th Regional Training Institute. “Ft. Lee responsiveness to our MTT request shows their willingness to save schoolhouses significant training funding as well as time.”