ABYC Diesel Fast Trac class in Brunsick, ME. Anybody else going?

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  1. Diesel Jerry

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    Wednesday and Thursday. Wondering if any other Forum members will be there.
     
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    I’ve attended a have dozen of the standard 5 day classes. Let us know how you like the fast track class. Remember you get extra points if you stay awake (ha ha).
     
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    I like the fast trac classes. Did the Systems one last year. That was one day though. This is two. Lecture the first day and test the second. They are great for people that have already been in the trade and don't need a week to learn it all.
     
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    Great class with a good instructor. A lot of it was redundant, but these classes always promote a little side talk in which you learn a little. Test tomorrow!
     
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    I am sure you will ace the test.o_O
     
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    So those that are friends with me on FaceBook May know a little back story on why I am posting this. Yes to show off a little but there is more to it than that.
    I struggled through school. I had one teacher call me stupid, and another said I would never get anywhere. Having ADHD and dyslexia didn’t help also having a studder didn’t help. Through the years I have learned that I just had to try a little hard and work a little harder and I can do just about anything any person with out those issues. So if any of you members have kids that “struggle” tell them they can do it. It sucks but if they work hard and push through they can accomplish anything!
     
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    A teacher should never call a student stupid........
     
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    No they shouldn’t. 5 grade Mrs Maffeud.
     
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    Sorry about that!

    I was a teacher's pet. And believe it or not, I have zero respect for the current education system these days. It tries to "manufacture" students. Tries to make them all alike and anyone who falls off the edges are worthless. Best to work with each student towards that student's abilities which vary greatly. In a way, teachers only know how to teach students to be teachers - most of them. This is a major problem.

    We manufacture too many "IYI"s (Intellectual Yet Idiots) these days and you can see how these IYI leaders are screwing everything up. Anyone from Harvard or Yale, I'm inclined to fire and remember, I was a teacher's pet... was good enough to go to either but did not (went to a different school).

    Bring back apprenticeships, I say!
     
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    Very true. I learned more about this trade than any class or school from working in it along side of good mechanics. If I had to do it all over I would have started working at a boatyard while still in High School, but also got to trade schools to get that ever important piece of paper that states that you know what you know.
     

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