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Hello all,

I am an electrical instructor at one of the larger technical institutions in Canada, and I was in the trade (on the tools) for decades prior becoming an electrical instructor. I'm pleased to see all the spiffy threads and I look forward to being a contributing member. Also, should the moderators allow it, I intend to start the occasional thread with the objective of having my students join in on tropics of interest.

Cheers,

Spock
 

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Welcome Spock!

Someone with your credentials will really help settle some good debates that come up on here time to time.

Which level of students do you currently teach?
 

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Spock said:
Hello all,

I am an electrical instructor at one of the larger technical institutions in Canada, and I was in the trade (on the tools) for decades prior becoming an electrical instructor. I'm pleased to see all the spiffy threads and I look forward to being a contributing member. Also, should the moderators allow it, I intend to start the occasional thread with the objective of having my students join in on tropics of interest.

Cheers,

Spock
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Hello all,

I am an electrical instructor at one of the larger technical institutions in Canada, and I was in the trade (on the tools) for decades prior becoming an electrical instructor. I'm pleased to see all the spiffy threads and I look forward to being a contributing member. Also, should the moderators allow it, I intend to start the occasional thread with the objective of having my students join in on tropics of interest.

Cheers,

Spock
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Welcome aboard Mr Spock.!

Live long and prosper........:thumbup::thumbup:






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Welcome Spock!

Someone with your credentials will really help settle some good debates that come up on here time to time.

Which level of students do you currently teach?
Nice to meet'cha!

I've taught the 6 month electrical entry-level trades training (ELTT), the ten week Level 1 course, and the ten week Level 2 course.

I'll do my best to help contribute to various threads, and I intend to have my students chime in as well should that be acceptable. I did email the administrators that I'd like to start the occasional thread as an aid for my students, but I have not heard back from them as to approval / disapproval so I assume it's :thumbup:
 

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Nice to meet'cha!

I've taught the 6 month electrical entry-level trades training (ELTT), the ten week Level 1 course, and the ten week Level 2 course.

I'll do my best to help contribute to various threads, and I intend to have my students chime in as well should that be acceptable. I did email the administrators that I'd like to start the occasional thread as an aid for my students, but I have not heard back from them as to approval / disapproval so I assume it's :thumbup:
i think that would be great
 

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how come the chick in your avatar has a beard
It's probably a Canaduhian thing, we wouldn't understand. Maybe a result of long winter nights and short days.
 

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Why is it so hard to be certified as an electrician in Canada? Sure it's hard enough to find work as an electrician but its even tougher to get into the trade without any experience. For people who have school diplomas it's usually the beginning of a very long boring journey until you find an employer willing on their mercy to give you reporting hours. But again you hear provinces crying shortage of skilled laborers and how they're getting immigrants to fill the void. All I say is smarten up Canada and get with the time.
 

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Why is it so hard to be certified as an electrician in Canada? Sure it's hard enough to find work as an electrician but its even tougher to get into the trade without any experience. For people who have school diplomas it's usually the beginning of a very long boring journey until you find an employer willing on their mercy to give you reporting hours. But again you hear provinces crying shortage of skilled laborers and how they're getting immigrants to fill the void. All I say is smarten up Canada and get with the time.
Who's time, yours? Anyone in SK or AB without a job right now........
 

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Rochsolid and stuiec missed the point completely. Going where the jobs has nothing to do if the employer won't hire you because you have no experience. The barrier is electrical academics. Any graduate from a recognized institution should walk out school straight to the work force just like nurses and doctors do. However the way the system is, anywhere in Canada is your experience as an apprentice must come from the mercy of an employer to give you hours to apply towards your journey man. This is wrong and hard and a dream crasher especially if all employers you approach say no because they do not recognize your training. True story here..I studied electrical and received my diploma from Ashworth Community college in Atalanta Georgia an accredited school through PCDI. But none of any employer I approach for work are willing to give me a chance to work and put my time towards my apprentice. I graduated in April 2012 still today I am jobless.
 
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