Compression Ignition Addict
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Rancho C. CA
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Its a good thing you are thinking responsibly about life at that age.
Id say the best school, is the one you never attended.
If you really wanna learn.......dont take the test........but put yourself to test.
Next year when you re ready to work, hit all the diesel shops in your area telling them you are willing to work as a helper for min wage (even if you gotta clean around the shop for a while).
That way you can learn hands-on (the best way) and maybe soon, earn yourself a spot as a tech. Meantime you will know if thats what you wanna do, while you re making money . You can buy some tools as you go along (dont go crazy on the Snapp-On truck).......and who knows......if you are ambitious, one day you will have your own gig.
You can also look for the big guys around your area (like Cat, Cummings.....) and if you can get in their door, they will pay for your education or certs through their programs.
This way you will be way ahead of the game vs someone who wasted their time until they finished school..........got a job as a "tech" (that requires owning tools).........owes 30 or 40 Grand for getting "schooled"........and dosnt know wtf he is doing..........cause what he learned is different from the motor he s working on.
Wish you the best of luck.
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