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Response to Frances (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 17, 2011, 01:49 AM

6. Your post is spot-on: community colleges serve as a gateway for further study, as a terminal

training spot for all sorts of jobs, including oilfield safety in our area.

I teach in the public schools here, and I have a master's in education, but I took a non-certificate course of study in paint and body so that my dad (who was a paint and body guy for 40 years) and I could spend time restoring several project vehicles of his, including a 1952 Jag Mark VII, a TR3, a Hillman station wagon, and a BMW Isetta. Great enjoyment for him and me in the last decade of his life.

I took a series of woodworking courses at the same JC, and I have enjoyed restoring antique furniture ever since, including an 1850s rolltop teacher's desk, an 1830s fainting couch, a full dining set of 12 chairs and a 10' table with both leaves inserted.

I never graduated from any of those programs and never intended to. Literally hundreds of my own students have started there taking their basics before transferring to a four year school elsewhere.

As usual, the greedy mucks at the Chamber are grabbing all the cash they can while wiping their butts with the work of decent people.

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