The training academy is an essential educational institution that can be found in just about any culture across the galaxy. While serving primarily as colleges of the military sciences, in some societies they represent the only formal education available. Founded by paramilitary and government agencies, the purpose of the training academy is to mold unskilled local youths into competent and disciplined recruits, ready to join their peers as the latest generation of new professionals.
Various departments within the training academy specialize in specific arts, offering a curriculum that is tailored to suit the needs of the local authorities. Common occupational degrees include infantry science, aerospace flight, and gunnery arts. Many subjects are commonly studied regardless of the cadet's field of specialty, such as physical fitness, personal hygiene, organization, communications, national heritage, navigation, and synergy. Elementary subjects such as essential math and physical sciences are often taught through computer speed-learning programs. Cadets are typically residential, in order to improve immersion and intensify the learning process so that the students become qualified recruits within a few years of their arrival.