I expect the OJT to be very disorganized compared to regionals as it has been in the past. I expect the new hires to be either assigned one trainer until the feel ready to sign off or they will just be given a list of trainers and told to work 16 days a month. Thats how its been done in the past and how its being done now with dispatchers adding secondary qualifications. The contract gives you 18 months to get signed off but I think as in the past they will likely hold you to a year given the probationary period. You will get two completely different ways of doing the same thing. L-AA and L-US have similar tools to dispatching but vastly different approaches in some ways. It would be good to get both in training and decide which of both you prefer. DECS is an ancient system and AA goes very in depth into it. I think 4-6 months for sign off should be standard. New hires only get domestic qualified. The thing that could slow these new hires though is the large number being hired at once. Check dispatchers have a full schedule with recurrent comp checks so finding time to do 30 new hire ones could force some to spend longer in OJT than they might want to. The training department might also want the new hires to experience a DFW diversion event as that can be pretty challenging with dozens of radio calls at once.