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Old 07-14-2010, 04:25 PM   #1
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Hey guys. Im 19 from California and im currently enrolled in an ETP program going into the second to last module. My question for you guys is basically what is the concencus next step for me to take once i complete the program? My instrusctor reccomends taking the state test and than applying at a union with a strong backbone(Edison,GE,Department of water and Power) opposed to some rinky dink place that could close down down the road/layoff ppl. He worked for Boeing and had his own jobs on the side. So what do you guys reccomend that will secure my future long term?
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Hey guys. Im 19 from California and im currently enrolled in an ETP program going into the second to last module. My question for you guys is basically what is the concencus next step for me to take once i complete the program? My instrusctor reccomends taking the state test and than applying at a union with a strong backbone(Edison,GE,Department of water and Power) opposed to some rinky dink place that could close down down the road/layoff ppl. He worked for Boeing and had his own jobs on the side. So what do you guys reccomend that will secure my future long term?

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well, i don't think there's a way that could secure your future long term, that depends on your efforts, opportunities and so forth, many factors.
yet like nemo said, ethics and persistence are important indeed...
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If an ETP is like an "apprenticeship" class, then you are still required to have OTJ hours before you take your state test. You are talking about State Certification, right? Since you mentioned Edison and DWP, I am assuming you are in the LA area. If you can get it, those places can be good.
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