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Civilian roadshow rolls in

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- The Career Development Education Roadshow, comprised of Air Force Test Center personnel, visited here March 14-15, to brief civilians on opportunities and advancement.

In March of each year, the Air Force issues a call for nominees for leadership education, according to David Eisenstadt, director of AFTC’s personnel directorate.

“It is important to us at AFTC, and as a command within the Air Force Materiel Command, to publicize civilian education in the workforce and encourage applications,” he said.

Among the topics Eisenstadt covered were: the CDE application process, the course overview and why CDE is important.

The CDE training provides a framework for civilians to gain the core leadership, knowledge and education skills necessary to prepare for increased responsibility in an aging workforce, he said.

“Our CDE program helps hone our civilians’ leadership skills and prepares them become leaders in their organizations,” Eisenstadt said.  “As they advance in their respective career fields, through continued personal and professional education, they become more vital to the big Air Force picture.”

Over the two-day event the roadshow covered topics like cyber operations, contracting and logistics, to name a few.  The also held one-on-one mentoring with base civilians who desired those services.