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OK, it may be a waste *for some people*.
I hope everyone noticed this guy is pretty much advertising for himself in this article. My son has an interest in welding when he gets out of high school so my cousin (who was a welding instructor at San Diego for the navy) and I looked at a trade tech college in Missouri which will give him an AA in the subject with a broader base and much lower price than seems to be available in Georgia. Of course, he also gets the added bonus of using his "uncle" as a TA for practice and extended education with homework.
I guess if "athomewelder" is specializing for the hobbyist it's fine but my son really is looking at this as a career and needs more coverage than just the certificate offers. Apples and oranges, maybe, but that's the same comparison he made in the article.
Well said. It may fit for some, but he is looking for ad revenue for his blog I feel.
No ads (and you'll notice there are zero on the site). I just wanted to create the resource I wish I had 10 years ago when I was learning to weld.
You're absolutely correct on both.
The whole premise of the article is to let hobbyist welders know there is another way to get quality instruction. It also makes the clear distinction that the course offered isn't for career welders.
Your son sounds like he has some excellent mentors to learn from and that's a huge advantage. I'm sure he'll do great!
This is a good tack AndyFogerty. You're right, the article does clarify the points JakeLongeran makes. But I can see where Jake was coming from. Perhaps the title of the article doesn't exactly match the sentiment you were conveying.
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