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New group of all females class starts this week from all over the Pacific. These are non Fijians who are entering the industry new. They will be with APTC for the next few years learning the trade.

Please leave a comment of greeting and maybe a bit of wisdom and I will read the comments to the group on Tuesday.

Last time I did this I had some great comments to read to the group. I think it sets a good mood for the start of a new course.

Here is a story that may inspire.

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Good luck ladies! You will be learning skills and gaining knowledge that will serve you well the rest of your life. Not just the technical stuff, but learning how to plan, organize, schedule, follow through and complete a task are all skills that will carry over into other aspects of your life. Keep us posted as to progress!:thumbup:

PS. I am a female too!
 

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Just for conversation's sake I want to say something. I am a certified firefighter and emt in NC. The classes and training required to even be considered for employment anywhere in that industry are really helpful in a critical field. Since taking those classes I have often found myself here thinking it would be something to be able to educate employees prior to hiring of expectations etc. Standard operating procedures and basic guidelines to follow in process of prep and application as well as familiarizing oneself with equipment unique to my specific company. Either through video and/or classes with testing afterwards prior to hire.

If I could incorporate this into a way of doing things it would make for more effectiveness than actual on the job demonstration and training. The attitude and expectations would be consistent among the crew with little debate.


Time is all it takes right?
 

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Just for conversation's sake I want to say something. I am a certified firefighter and emt in NC. The classes and training required to even be considered for employment anywhere in that industry are really helpful in a critical field. Since taking those classes I have often found myself here thinking it would be something to be able to educate employees prior to hiring of expectations etc. Standard operating procedures and basic guidelines to follow in process of prep and application as well as familiarizing oneself with equipment unique to my specific company. Either through video and/or classes with testing afterwards prior to hire.

If I could incorporate this into a way of doing things it would make for more effectiveness than actual on the job demonstration and training. The attitude and expectations would be consistent among the crew with little debate.


Time is all it takes right?
Have you looked at PDCA? It has all that and more, in fact I was just reading about the new procedure manuals they (a group of contractors) were making, I think it was called COPS? Maybe Aaron, Mike or one of the others could chime in, we may have to split the thread though, that is a good topic.

Thread split and PDCA Conversation moved to here.
 

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Welcome to the trade ladies, there will be many skills learned and earned mixed with highs and lows, it will not all be easy. Take pride in your learned skills and never stop learning from those around you I look forward to seeing pictures of your work and hope you find the trade to be rewarding.
 

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Awesome link, Michael. Best of luck to the new class. Maybe some of our pt members could mentor.
I agree Scott, that is an option to explore, not sure how we could do it but I have an open mind.

In a sense the PT members do mentor as I often use threads on different subjects as a teaching tool.
 

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the best piece of advice i give to anybody in the trade is to exercise your off hand as much as possible now granted it will be natural reaction to go dominant hand first but when the opportunity arises such as corners/ceilings or closet work switch to your left hand or ''off hand''.........this will build strength an muscle memory which is critical .......2 hands are better then 1
 

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Never put a thinner rag in your back pocket.
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Man we all have some stories of that. I was told when I started the trade by the older guys TO put a turps rag in my back pocket. They said "every good trades person has a turpsy rag in the back pocket just in case" ... bunch of :censored:
 

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Photo of the new group

Thanks for the comments everyone, i read them out this week and the students really enjoyed hearing your comments.

It gave them a bit of a taste of the industry internationally. Here in the Pacific people do not value painters so for the girls it was amazing to see that professional painters are everywhere in the world and have forums such as this.

I also highlighted some threads that show the professional discussions.

Thanks for the contribution of comments. the girls are from Solomon Islands, Papua new Guinea, Vanuatu and we have included two Fijians (one not pictured here) in this group as some from Vanuatu and Samoa could not make it at the last minute. Still need to get the painting white yet.

 
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