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USAF Tests Program to Train Airmen in Digital Fields

Jeff Brody

Air Education and Training Command has commenced beta testing of a program that aims to boost skills of airmen in digital technology. Project Nexus would task 18 airmen to study the topics of data science, software development or UI/UX design from July to November this year, the U.S. Air Force said Thursday.

Participants would undergo boot camp-style training throughout the program. AETC’s Technology Integration Detachment established the program and AFWERX-Austin provides hosting functions.

“Project NEXUS will drive internal AETC expertise in modern data science and mobile design and development,” said Capt. Kyle Palko, the program's project manager. The Air Force may expand the program service-wide if the beta testing is successful, he added.

“Each cohort will train and study but also build a final, real-world capstone project that solves a data science or software development problem in AETC,” said Lt. Col. Eric Frahm, director of AETC’s technology integration detachment.

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