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Thread: Wish me luck

  1. #11
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    wow you are blessed here in ca the la school district do not offer shop classes anymore it's been like that for about 10 years + what a shame. shop classes is what kept me in school for i knew i had one class that i loved.
    good luck with school, from your post i have read you sound like you will do fine.

  2. #12
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    In BC we have welder training levels C , B , A. we also have an apprentiship program as well you are probably more familar with that one where you go to school for 6 weeks then back on the job for 1 year or 1560 hours.I can show you a picture of what training I took I did the C B A levels.You should find out how the system works out there as for welder training. Let me know what you find out ok I'm kinda interisted how it works in P E I.

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    Ill get some more informationabout how our training works. and thanks Fatman I am the same way I hate being in a class the only classes I ever did good in was shop classes.

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    A few pointers.. When I retired from the Lubbock Tx Fire Dept. after 28.5 years, I enrolled in the Welding Technology Course at South Plains College, Levelland Tx. At the age of 54 and starting back to college again..The students there were youre age. I had a blast. We were graded in Lab work on a system from 1-5 1 and 2 do your topic again, 3 was minimuim but passing ,4 was very good and 5 perfect.. I got 4's and 5's because I would not settle for less..Sometimes I had to do a topic over and over for the 4-5. Some students took 3's because minimum suited them. They just cheated therselves. Dont settle for the middle of the road, go for the best, youre doing youreself a tremendous favor. We had to all the AWS projects on Torch, Stick, Mig and Tig . All the bend tests etc. In 2 years when I graduated I had made the Deans List and the Presidents list every semester.
    You have dreamed it...Now go get it.
    Im proud of you.

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    Thank you for the comments Cowbungus. I really am going to do my best I wont settle for anything less then that. Thats really the only way I see it. If you cant do something perfect you just have to keep on practicing until you do it. I still dont think my stick welding is all that good. on a flat serfact I find it hard to make a perfect straight weld. I need to make a line and follow it. I guess thats really the only way to do it. I havent tryied it yet but I will. Honistly the things you guys say to me modavates me to do better. I dont like to hear that stuff from my parents because they really dont know what i am doing. I love them very much but it jsut seems my mom isnt all 100% happy about me being a welder she acts it but in some ways she really makes it seem like she isnt. My dad really means alot to me he is getting up there in the numbers sometimes he really dont seem like hes totally with it but I love him he is really my insperation to get through highschool and do something with myself. He never got his grade 12 and hes working is *** off right now jsut to keep us all living in this house. He really is the one person who ic an really say is my hero.

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