Davis Technical College Partners with Hill Air Force Base 367th Training Support Squadron
06/04/2022 | Press Release
From left to right: President Darin Brush and Lieutenant Colonel Adam Pierce signing the partnership agreement.
KAYSVILLE, Utah – Davis Technical College (Davis Tech) has partnered with the Hill Air Force Base 367th Training Support Squadron (367th TRSS) on June 1, 2022, to provide the necessary tools to create better training support materials and supplements to meet active-duty military United States Air Force training needs.
Davis Tech shares a memorandum of understanding since its founding in 1978 with Hill Air Force Base (Hill AFB) in training civilian-military with established curricula offered throughout the various courses. The signing of the partnership has been in development for seven months and currently has seen five students complete their continuing education.
Commander of the 367th TRSS Lieutenant Colonel Adam Pierce believes the relationship with Davis Tech will be an opportunity to learn from an institution that has mastered the self-paced learning model in a nontraditional classroom setting.
“With the backing of some of the best faculty in the state of Utah, and some of the strongest industry-driven practices, this partnership will allow the 367th TRSS to serve as a threshold and model unit for developing effective, efficient, and engaging training material,” said Lieutenant Colonel Pierce.
Davis Tech will offer training for the 367th TRSS within the best-in-class courses in Information Technology, Software Development, Cybersecurity, Web and Graphic Design, and Business Administrative Services programs. The 367th TRSS partnership is a train the trainer model. The material learned will be taken back to their direct reports for further training development. Classes will be attended on the Davis Tech Kaysville campus.
“We believe this is the first time a technical college has partnered with an active-duty military unite to provide customized workforce training for professional development,” said current president, Darin Brush. “The impact will be better training support that can be used across the Air Force. That is a big mission for Davis Tech, and we are honored by our opportunity to do the part.”
Director of Training Tomas Villegas, who worked at Davis Tech from 2013-2016 before his position with Hill AFB, understood the competency-based learning model and saw the potential for the squadron to benefit from the partnership.
“With this partnership, we hope the individuals will gain the experience to be proficient in their jobs,” said Villegas, Director of Training. “The partnership will have an effect amongst and across the service.”
The partnership between the 367th and Davis Technical College has created five customized occupational upgrade training plans directly enhancing the skills of 75 active servicemen and women and 11 civilian members. The Training Director’s goal is to see 40% of them enroll in at least one of the courses per year.