- ZAU Chicago Center
You can know all the information and still fail. You can’t teach someone how to manage that much pressure in a month and a half. You either can or can’t. That’s all the academy is trying to figure out. The information is not that hard part. Keeping your shit together for 3 45 min problems with an entire career on the line is the tough part.Now is that a problem? There’s no consistency in that.
Let me rephrase, I know that training at a facility may be inconsistent, not good, etc. But if staffing levels are low and there 1 class that has 100% success rate, another class with a 27% success rate, and the next class after that with a 80% success rate. Then there’s something wrong. Under staffed facilities aren’t going to be fixed in this manner where the pipeline isn’t throwing people their way. Like I said before academy shouldn’t be a cake walk, but if they’re suppose to teach you everything you need to know to get through OKC, then it’s hard to believe that 73% of the individuals that failed that class are incompetent in this subject matter.