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Better yet, allow for people with maturity and experience to progress past the Pte(R) to Pte(B) stream and actively look for personnel that have worked as supervisors, managers, or tradespeople in their field and promote them accordingly.We could do the same with an annual SYEP-type program.
Hire thousands of kids for the summer and put them through basic training, and along the way identify good candidates for ongoing service in the CAF at whatever rank levels they seem suited for.
Some might choose to say goodbye to the military after the summer, others might choose to join the Regs or Reserves as Officers or NCMs...
If a person is coming in at 27 having worked as an HR Supervisor for 9 years, why keep them at the bottom of the ladder? Their skills and qualities haven't changed, only the systems they are working on. We need to start looking at lateral recruitment as a way to fill out the middle, vice hoping we can recruit new entries as a way to dig ourselves out of a staffing shortage.