but if you want the story here it is.
right after graduating from high school i went to college. my major was robotics and automated systems technology. i completed 120hrs of school 6 semesters later and started looking for work. the job i wanted was a motor control job at the local steel mill. the mill wouldnt interview me unless i was a JW. so i decided to become and electrician so i could get the job i wanted. i did very well as an apprentice due to the extra school i had. 4 years later i took my JW test and passed. the problem now was the steel mill didnt pay as well as i made in construction. shortly after getting my JW i joined the union and worked there for about 4 years. after 4 years with the union i made was asked to be a foreman on a project. 30 days later i got called in the office to talk to the division manager. i left his office with a company vehical and i was now a GF project foreman for the company. 1 year later i made it to superintendent. i am non longer with that company but i am the SR. project manager for the company i work for and being groomed by the general manager to take over the company. i started college 20 years ago, im 38 and will be running the company before i turn 40.
if you want to be an EC finish your engineering school then go to work. you will be a greater asset to your training employers above the other non schooled apprentices and have a better knowledge of the industry when you start you own business.
yes, finish your engineering first. manny areas will give you apprenticship school credit for your engineering course. i never had to sit in an apprenticeship class, and recieved a years credit toward my work hours.
you need to finish. you will never find someone who wishes the wouldnt have finished college. only those who wish they would have made it to the end.
most people will say they apply just a mere fraction of what they learned in school in their current occupations, but they wouldnt give it up.
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