The value of a Military College Education goes well beyond the fact that it's FREE. Yes, it's free! All books and tuition are fully paid for by the Canadian Forces. As well, students receive a monthly stipend during the academic year and full pay and allowances during your summer employment. Learning continues during the summer. Each summer you are employed in your selected profession where you're able to develop skills you will need after graduation. However this benefit is dwarfed when compared to the other benefits of studying at a Military College. These include; a high quality of education, the development of effective time management skills, acquiring a disciplined work ethic, learning the value of teamwork and the formation of life-long relationships. Not everyone who attends military college goes on to a career in the military. If you look at the leadership of many Canadian companies you will find that some of the top leaders are graduates of Royal Military College. A significant number of graduates complete their compulsory service and go on to leadership positions in industry.
The Quality of the Education
The high quality of education at a Canadian Military College greatly exceeds that available at civilian universities. Students receive a well rounded education. For example, whether you're studying engineering or arts you must study Psychology, Human Behavior, Military Leadership and Management during each year of your four year program. In addition to carrying a load of seven courses each semester, participate in a demanding Physical Education Program, a mandatory intramural sports program and disciplined parade-drill practice. In addition you get to demonstrate what you learned during regular Saturday morning parade practice and Sunday morning parades.
Management and Work Ethic
Value of Teamwork
Often, out of necessity, the recruits apply their newly acquired knowledge of Teamwork to their academic studies by forming study groups where each member is assigned specific research or readings and are responsible developing expert knowledge and briefing their colleagues on what they learned or read.