hehe, I have the same problem.'can't write good English'. For god know what ever reason, I can not master English. Fortunately, many of my customer don't know English. So I got away with it. Oh...It help if you can write Chinese. they understand that. hehe
i can read, write and speak chinese, but my english not very good
I have an AAS in HVAC and ran my own contracting business for 15 years.
The GPA is a benchmark that holds (IMO) about a 10-15% weight when looking at new hires. Technical school, like any other school, is mostly about passing tests and studying the subjects that the state has deemed important for the degree. If the curriculum was more hands on based than book learning you're ahead of the game when it comes to developing a resume that can highlight your continued education beyond your couple of years of work experience in the field.
I hired 2 people with AAS's, both with almost identical GPA's (~3.6). One couldn't wire a simple thermostat after 3 months of on the job training (he went to work for the competition ) and the other one was running a crew, designing and selling complicated industrial systems and was inline for me to set him up in his own satellite shop at the other end of the county in less than a year. That was until a drunk driver killed him on his way home from work one night.
A resume that includes "I went to school and got this nice degree" and spent my free time partying ......
compared to one that has.........
"I went to school and got this nice degree, and spent all my free time working for local HVAC companies (or any other job that gained you relevant experience) so that I could be an emmediate asset to your company"
Who would you hire?
A degree or certification will "usually" not outweigh documented and verifiyable work experience when it has to stand alone.
You need to get a handle on the writting etc.. Handing in invoices or job reports that your supervisors and those above them have trouble understanding will have the potential effect of setting a mental imagine in their minds of your technical limits also. Fair or not this can easily limit your ability to advance or even get pay raises.
Use the biggest hammer you like, pounding a square peg into a round hole does not equal a proper fit.