I am having major dramas in my unit with the education standards of (particularly) junior soldiers. Many are coming out of the factory with supposedly Basic Skills level 1 (or 2 in some cases) in numeracy and literacy who are patently not to that standard. I have one guy currently who's chronically dyslexic, cannot spell, read or write and has passed out 8 months ago into a technical trade within our cap badge. The questions are: Has anyone got any current experience of the educational training given to new recruits? How is it delivered and tested? Is the system broken? What pressures are the phase 1 / 2 Units under and any bright ideas about what we might do to address the shortfall? I know the glib answer is that it's a chain of command responsibility / Unit responsibility but we're not funded, resourced or experienced in dealing with these issues. I'm getting excellent support from the BSDM in the local AEC but I don't have the time to bring these guys on as much as I should / would like when we're facing the current Op tempo and the competing pressures of PDT etc. Any info either on here or by PM would be appreciated.