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Offline bakeray

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A new member
« on: January 10, 2010, 10:16:30 PM »
I just surfed thru the forums and registered.  Im on a retraining program after my sheet metal job of 23 years was shipped to out of the US.

Right now Im in my 4th quarter in Major Appliance and Refrigeration Technology at Renton Technical College.
 http://www.rtc.edu/Programs/TrainingPrograms/MART/index.aspx

Look forward to learning from guys who have done this work for awhile.

Ray

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Re: A new member
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2010, 10:26:31 PM »
Hi bakeray,

Welcome to the forum,

Is that a two year program your taking then?

What do you think of the program so far?

Sorry to hear about your sheet metal job, 23 years is a long time.
Hope you find our site helpful.

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Re: A new member
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2010, 10:49:48 PM »
Just looking at the schools website some more and I noticed the scholarship page at this URL.

http://www.rtc.edu/Foundation/AboutUs/Scholarships/Scholarships_Info.aspx

Towards the bottom of the page I found this scholarship.

Ric Deputy Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was created in 2002 and honors a long-time former program instructor and is open to students in the Major Refrigeration and Appliance program.




bakeray,

It would be great if you or anyone one else at the school could tell us a little more about the Ric Deputy Memorial Scholarship program.

Hope you find our site helpful.

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Re: A new member
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2010, 10:52:13 PM »
Yea it is a 2 year program. At first I was just going to do the refrigeration until I talked to a few people in the industry and found out Id be better off to get it all.

The first quarter was electrical theory and alot of math. Thats the only part of the class I didnt like, even though I know why they teach it. Now that Im now getting to troubleshoot and work on stuff the class is alot more fun. I just wish I would have got into this field 23 years ago ;D

This quarter I just started dishwashers, thats how I stumbled on this site, I was looking for info on Electrolux models.

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Re: A new member
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2010, 10:56:45 PM »
I just was awarded 500 dollers from the Ric Deputy scholorship fund. 

You have to be a student studying at RTC  in Major Appliance, Refrigeration, Laundry or Kitchen technology.

It can be used for books and specialty tools you might need. I bought some much needed test leads and supplies like batteys for my meter.  I also bought a NEC book since Ill be tested on some parts of that.

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Re: A new member
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2010, 11:21:17 PM »
That's great bakeray!

Sounds like a great program and scholarship!  O0

Brings back memories of my appliance repair and refrigeration school day's. :)

I noticed on the program page they listed estimated costs.

•Tuition $10,200.00
•Supplies $1,200.00

The Ric Deputy scholarship sounds awesome and I can't think of a better way to help out our future technicians.

I would be happy to bring attention to the scholarship anyway I can.

I see you can make a donation online with the paypal buttons and that is great, but maybe someone from the school could let us know how to mail in a donation too.

Thanks for taking the time to register and become a part of our community.
Hope you find our site helpful.

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Re: A new member
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2010, 12:13:24 AM »
I see my Instructor already got back with you on the info for the Scholorship. I let him know first thing this morning. Im pretty sure he will use this site as a teaching tool for real world problems techs deal with daily.

Thanks for the post about the Scholorship and the support for the MART program at Renton Technical College.

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Re: A new member
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2010, 05:24:49 AM »
 O0
Hope you find our site helpful.

 

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