Turning Skills into Capability
The contract for the development of Jordanian JTAC capability was awarded to Nexus Training Solutions by Global Maritime Services, a division of US-based VSE Corporation.
NTS training support was part of the introduction of the Supporting Arms Virtual Trainer (SAVT) to the Jordanian Armed Forces (JAF). The SAVT is a world leading simulation and training capability provided by Titan and Virtual Simulation Systems, enabling immersive and in-depth training to all levels within the JAF.
Nexus provided a full time Lead Trainer Operator in country working with the Jordanian Schoolhouse to mentor, advise, train and assist the administration of the holistic JTAC capability.
- Gap and Training Needs Analysis
- Simulation capability introduction and training design
- Strategic road-map for JFS ESC Accreditation
- Accreditation ready JTAC Curriculum
- Design and delivery of robust screening program
- Complete Learning Management Package for JTAC Course
- Instructor based training delivery
The JAF were seeking to build a JFS ESC compliant JTAC program that was accredited, sustainable and operationally ready. The JTAC program would be the first tri-service, national program of its kind in Jordan. The goal was to build a program that met the high standards of JFS ESC accreditation whilst tailoring it to the Jordanian operational environment to deliver results that were effective and efficient with time and resources.
NTS created a new program of training that was realistic, standardised and enabled a holistic approach within the JAF training cycle.
NTS implemented mandatory Screening Courses and lead up training to the JTAC course in order to ensure suitability. These courses were conducted predominantly in Arabic which enabled students to be introduced to concepts in their native language, creating a foundation and understanding that hadn’t previously been provided.
This approach combined with our focus on making JAF JTACs “brilliant at the basics” allowed key skills such as map reading, spatial awareness, conversions and equipment utilisation to become second nature prior to the rigorous JTAC Course itself. This proved invaluable as the complexity of the course increased, ensuring students where better prepared to assimilate new information easily.
Our curriculum took advantage of the capability provided by the SAVT to create competency-based training events with proficiency-based outcomes. This contextualization of training delivery enables a greater understanding of how a JTAC operates in the real-world and significantly enhances development of Jordanian operational readiness.
In the 12 months since the NTS curriculum was introduced, Jordani JTAC Schoolhouse results improved by an average of 60% across all courses. The detailed training analysis and subsequent road-map development provided by NTS enabled the identification, anticipation and resolution of both training and administrative issues in short time-frame.
With JFS ESC Accreditation anticipated for September 2019, Jordan’s JTAC Program is quickly becoming the regional leader in effectiveness, efficiency and most importantly, real world capability.