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Old 04-23-2012, 11:36 AM
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Well I guess not officially but today was my last day and all my marks were high so I am basically graduated! Feels great to be done school forever. I took a 2 year Heavy Equipment Technician program here in town, it is rated as the 2nd best HD program in the country. I became a 3rd level apprentice last December and now have to work towards having a competency book filled out, this book deals with everything in the trade and once I am good enough to do these things on my own they will get signed off, once 3/4 of that book is signed off I can go to the ministry and challenge the trade exam to become licensed.

As many of you know last summer I worked for a large mining company underground in Northern Manitoba, 30 hours from where I live now, I did a 3 month placement up there and I am going back in 2 weeks for a 4 month placement, not really thrilled about going back, but I couldnt turn down amazing pay and once this placement (coop) is done I will be exempt form having to go to trade school and can just work towards getting this book finished!! The city I live in right now has the largest intergrated mining facilities in the worls and revolves around mining so finding a job when I get back shouldnt be to hard, the company I am working for has major operations here as well as in Manitoba, I am not sure why I didnt get in in Sudbury but it is what it is. My only concern with having to go back to Manitoba is that when I come back home (to Ontario) in September that I wont find work for a few months and will have to sit around, I could work for my dad for a bit just for money on the side but I would prefer to find something good right away in the mining sector. There will be full time oppourtunities with this company in Northern Manitoba after my placement but I have made up my mind to come home and find something better and not in a middle of black fly and native lands...

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Congrats! That day wasn't too long ago for me, it sure was a good feeling.
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Congrats man, things have a way of working out for the better. Good luck bud!
Thanks! I am sure everything after this placement will work out great as far as finding work, there is more and more work for trades opening up everyday around here. Thanks again!

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Congrats! That day wasn't too long ago for me, it sure was a good feeling.
Thanks Sean! I sure is a great feeling to be done and get out into the real world, I have already seen it once but this time there is no school that I ave to go back to for 8 months a time!
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That's an awesome accomplishment, congrats!

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Congrats on finishing up. Great feeling to be finished the schooling of any apprenticeship.
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Congratulations !!

Now you could do something that i always wanted to do, go down under & work in Australia for a year, loads of mines down there
I was only a HD operator, they need mechanics
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Now you could do something that i always wanted to do, go down under & work in Australia for a year, loads of mines down there
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really good money from what I hear too working in Australia, in the mines here operators make more than anyone else, they are the ones up close to the dangerous conditions and are the ones bringing ore out so the rest of us get paid. My girlfriend really isnt happy about me going back to Manitoba as we will be apart for 4 months this time, once it is over though it will be aweosme on a resume and will get my foot in the door!
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Every time I deploy, I get the same feeling, I come back home and don't really know what to do with myself. When you are deployed, every hour of your day has a purpose, very little free time. Sounds like the same with your "deployments"..busy busy busy.

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Congratulations Dan! You're not that far from the journeyman ticket.

Done school forever....??? LOL
It my experience, you are never done school, you just end up with smaller class sizes, no instructor and the tests are no longer just a mark on a piece of paper.

A very man once told me -
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He was a very wise man.

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