The 3rd Annual Team SPAWAR MESA Training Academy took place at the SPAWAR Old Town facility in San Diego, California, on Friday, March 19, 2010, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The purpose of the training academy was to expose a diverse group of college level engineering, math, and science students to the world of Civil Service employment and the skills needed to succeed in the workplace as an acquisition professional or engineer.
SPAWAR facilitated discussions and training regarding Employment Programs and Benefits, The New Professional Program, Life as a New Professional, and Director of Organizational Development and Training Management, Dr. Douglas Fenner, presented Leadership/Workforce Development: A Global Literacy Perspective. Dr. Fenner also recommended several readings to increase students’ self-leadership skills.
A total of 18 MESA students attended the training academy – 6 MESA students from San Diego City College, 6 MESA students from Southwestern Community College, and 6 MESA Engineering Program/Maximizing Science Potential students from San Diego State University.
The San Diego MESA Alliance would like to thank SPAWAR (especially the efforts of Ms. Pam Field, Dr. Douglas Fenner, Mr. Gary Wang, Mr. Roger Copeland, Mr. Ayax Ramirez, Ms. Sarah Lauff, Mr. Alan Philpott, and their respective colleagues) for their time and incredible work put forth into creating professional development and career relevant learning opportunities for our future – the students.
For more information – Team SPAWAR – PEO C41.