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I was recently approached to do some gas training for a trade group. They requested to review the material I would use for training their personnel. I obliged with all the material we use. The finding from their education committee as follows.
Upon review of the material you offered we find much of it is not necessary for persons who have a license. All personnel understand venting, air for combustion, fundamentals of combustion, basic wiring and electrical diagrams. The basic hydronics is too elementary as we are looking for training on new 80% Mod/Con boilers. (I explained that 80% boilers are not Mod/Con).
Anyway without going any further with this insane business I challenged them to have 5 of their hand picked personnel take one of my exams.The five all graduated at one time from a local trade school. I told them they could even use books or manuals to find answers and that they could take the exams home and work on them and get any help they needed. They had the exams for two weeks. I received them back and corrected all of them today top score was a 52% by one person (70% is passing in my classes) all the other scores were under 40%. All of these folks are licensed as Masters. I would never say who they are or where they come from but the education committee I spoke to this afternoon were shocked and want to see the exams. I will deliver them tomorrow for their review.
I find that many who work in this business fall into this category of not knowing some of the fundamentals that are so necessary especially with all of the new equipment. So maybe the fundamentals are not so fundamental after all. Maybe I should call them advanced learning.
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