What About Night/weekend Schooling?

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Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Alright I've taken a lot of your comments regarding the weekend training being too spread out to heart and I think I found a solution that works for me. A local community college offers a course that runs from 5:30-10:30 PM Mon-Fri for 12 weeks. I could start on their Dec 3 class and be done by late January. They claim to have a 96% job placement.

Seem like a good option? I'm assuming the night school would be much better than weekends, since it's five days a week, even though it's slightly less hours per day.

Mine is 8 to 5:30 for 5 weeks, so that sounds about right

Mike H.'s Comment
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I did weekends for 8 weeks and had no issues remembering anything,same with one of my classmates.A third classmate had a hard time remembering his backing maneuvers for the first hour or so,but passed them on his first try on testing day.The other 2 students...I'm not sure if doing it 6 days per week would have helped

Susan D. 's Comment
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It's just a personal opinion but I think that would be good actually.. you get the daily repetition and night driving and night backing practice to boot! Night backing was one of the worst things for me and often my trainees struggle with backing at night also.

ChrisEMT's Comment
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Hello everyone,

I would have to say it all depends on your own learning style. For me, I took my schools 22 week school. They offered weekday am, weekday pm classes at 4 hours a day/5days a week, or weekend all day classes - 10 hours a day on Saturday and Sunday. I learned the same amount of material while allowing me to still work full time. I was fortunate to have my employer who worked with my school schedule. I passed my test, and glad I decided to take the longer course because I learned more than I would have with the "short course" of 4-8 weeks.

My suggestion would be to go and talk to students in the school you will be attending that are going through each of the programs (day, night, weekend) and get a feel of which one would be right for you.... And when it comes to choosing a company to get hired with, look into all the companies that hire from where you live, and narrow it to your top 4 or 5 companies, apply to them, and get as many pre - hires as you can, and choose which one would be right for you....

Hope this helps...

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