Re: Apprentic Electrical Diagnostic Training - Is it fit for purpose?
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As someone who completed college within the last ten years, I can confirm the lack of electronics and diagnostic skills taught at college and I have spent the last couple years hunting down information and courses to attend. I see scanner danners class in america and hope that one day we will have something similar. Then I here of people getting great opportunities and not taking them. I have a friend that works in a garage near me and I said that once he finishes college he could work with me and I'll send him on training and he said he had no interest in further training!
At college I was shown a Picoscope and this sparked my interest in fault finding. But I was shown a simple waveform and not how to use it or analyse it. I was taught about the components of and alternater and a starter motor but not about the simple workings of a relay.
The only advantage of the lack of skilled techs is that we get the work others can't handle but the downside being, they try the cheaper unskilled 1st and by the time we get it, there fed up and skint. I hope it changes.
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