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  1. #14
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    Bagel,

    I live in the Dayton area and Im presently going to Sinclair and have been the last 6 quarters. Before that I went through the program at a local vocational school. I decided to go on to Sinclair and take there program and even though some of it was a little bit redundate Im still glad I did it. Sinclair is more into book work lots of theory and computer simulation. The vocational school was more into hands on and what you will experince in the field.
    You certainly can get by with one or the other but for me I really learned a lot in both. However as most of these vets on here will tell you , your real learning will be out in the field working with a seasoned pro. Also dont forget about the harsh winter days or the extrene hot days that you will be up on the roof working on roof tops and it is not a 9 to 5 job like the one you have now where you are working inside a controled enviroment.

    Good luck
    i CAN spell i just cant type

  2. #15
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    i before e except after Budweiser.

  3. #16
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    Nov 2005
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    Commercial/ industrial is the way to go. 5 year learning curve but the money will come depending on motivation and paying attention to detail. Not a big fan of unions. The KGB, Kentucky Good Ole boys. If you don't know anyone inside your not getting in. They have skilled peaple don't get me wrong but not a big fan of their hiring practices.

  4. #17
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    Originally posted by John Lloyd
    Having worked both sides of the 'fence' I can tell you that union wages are good. On the other hand, if you are more concerned about the craft itself, then non-union may be a better way to go. Suffice it to say there are trade-offs either way. When I worked in the union environment, most of the myths I had heard about union work and union workers were proven true; unfortunately. In the open shop, performance-based environment, the top techs can make wages that parallel those of union. What I found in the union environment is that most treated wages and benefits almost like entitlements. If you are good at what you do, then chances are you will succeed in either. All the best, John.

    Like the man said, you'll hear a wide variety of opinions on this subject!
    being on both sides of the fence myself i couldnt haver said this any better
    there are trade offs either way you go

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