About the School - Veterans Affairs Acquisition Academy (VAAA)
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Veterans Affairs Acquisition Academy (VAAA)

 

About the School

Values, Mission, Vision

The 2019 W. Edwards Deming Outstanding Training Award was awarded to the SCMS for unwavering commitment and dedication to SC training in the areas of technology and innovation.

The 2017 Chief Learning Officer Magazine’s Learning Elite Award was awarded to the SCMS for being an organization that employed exemplary workforce development strategies that delivered significant business results.

The 2017 Department of Veterans Affairs Impact Award was awarded to the SCMS for having a significant impact in training the supply chain workforce for the VA. For this accomplishment, the SCMS was acknowledged by VHA’s Executive in Charge, Dr. Richard Stone, in Issue 7 of VHA’s Weekly Digest. Dr. Stone’s statements were as followed:

“…I recently learned that our VA Supply Chain Management School, run by our VA Office of Acquisition and Logistics colleagues, earned the 2017 Impact Award for providing state-of-the-art, high quality training. It’s an impressive achievement, one that matches the school’s impressive global vision: to create an innovative and superior quality academic environment that is the supply chain ‘School of Choice’ for the VA and other government agencies.”

The 2018 Training Officer’s Consortium Career Development Award was awarded to SCMS for making significant contributions in the professional areas of training, education and development.

The 2018 Federal Government Distance Learning Association Five Star Award was awarded to the SCMS for continued efforts and enthusiastic support of distance learning in the federal government and for demonstrating leadership and best practices in the development and application of proven distance learning technologies supporting distance learning.

The VA Acquisition Academy (VAAA) Supply Chain Management School’s (SCMS) global vision is to create an innovative and superior quality academic environment that is the supply chain school of choice for the VA and other federal government agencies.

SCMS comprehensive curriculum roadmap standardizes training by supporting five general competencies and fourteen technical competencies within three professional levels:

  • Professional Level I (GS 1-6/ WG 6 and below)
  • Professional Level II (GS 7-11/ WG 7 and above, All WS/WL grades)
  • Professional Level III (GS 12-15)

Each professional level provides a combination of Instructor-led (ILT) (face to face) Distance-based, Instructor-Led (DBILT) and Web-based (WBT) (synchronous and asynchronous) training. SCMS methods of instruction are designed to support a blended learning environment by integrating VA-centric scenarios and industry best practices to strengthen relevance and improve supply chain performance at all professional levels. With a faculty of both industry and VA Logistics subject matter experts, and a energetic network of former students who maintain relationships and return to SCMS as their careers advance, our program will have a transformative impact on adult learning and your organization.

Mission

Our mission is to provide best-in-class education, training, professional development, and certification of the VA supply chain workforce.

Vision

Our vision is to create an innovative and leading-edge academic environment that is the supply chain school of choice for the federal government. Our school will strengthen the knowledge, skills and abilities of the workforce to implement a more standardized, cost-effective and streamlined federal supply chain, resulting in measurable return on investment.