霍尔特先生，我是在电弧闪光培训班和印象最深刻时，教练表现出了今晚足球赛你的视频。在视频中，你总结说:“记住，你的主要目标和重点是每天安全回家。如果你的老板坚持让你做不安全的工作，或者不给你提供安全工作所需的适当设备或个人防护装备，那就辞职去麦当劳工作吧。”(not quoted exactly correct) Those words , I took home from class that night and communicated to my wife. She was most impressed and even teared up. I have read your works for years in EC&M articles. I always knew you were a very special man. Only when I read your,关于Mike，在您的网站没有这一切变得非常清楚：你把我们的上帝第一。这就是为什么你是梦幻般的沟通，你是。你已经永远改变了我的生活。对于这一点，我想谢谢你。我已经带回来这个主题，我的工作场所，并已进行了更改，并坚持我们在RGH安全工作。上帝保佑你和你的家人，并继续取得成功。罗纳德Viza罗切斯特总医院
萨日娜，我只是想感谢你对我的我的老师注册请求及时响应。今天上午是我们与我们的第一年学徒一流。我们使用了迈克的视频和基本理论的教科书。我们的许多员工都和即将参加我们的课程非常担心。这是一个人的事情。他们担心能传递类，等他们担心其他球员什么，如果他们没有通过，他们会说。他们不明白，直到他们给我的第一类;这是我们的工作，以确保它们通过。如果他们做一个诚实的努力，在我们的协助，他们将通过课程。麦克与梦幻般的插图一起的想法呈现将使这很容易让大家理解。 After our first class this morning, the first group of students left energized and optimistic about learning more about our field due to the way that Mike presents the facts. I, too, was very impressed with the way that this information is presented and the way that his questions at the end of the section mimic the way that questions are posed to prospective test takers when they are trying to test for the journeyman and master electrician licenses. I look forward to advancing the careers of my employees and our company through the knowledge that will be gained from this course curriculum that we have adopted. We submitted our course curriculum based on your example program and we were approved by the Commonwealth of Virginia on our first attempt. I believe that we are one of the first electrical contractors in Central Virginia to be approved as a teaching institution for their employees. We look forward to partnering with the Mike Holt organization in an attempt to advance our company and our employees to better serve the construction industry. Please, pass this along to Mr. Holt. I know he’s busy but I want him to know, as I’m sure he’s told everyday, what an affect he and his company are having on this industry. Thanks, Skip Wolfford David M. Wolfford & Son, Inc.
我的电工生活:从美国空军退役后，我发现自己基本上没有工作。一些思想、时间、精力和思想被投入到大学预科课程中。但我仍然没有明确的职业道路。幸运的是，有一次机会，我得到了一个面试当地一家大型制造工厂的机会。这就是我开始成为一名电工的地方。这不仅为我的家庭提供了良好的收入，我还接受了仪表方面的技术培训。今晚足球赛在同一家工厂，我参加了一个电气培训项目，这个项目鼓励我成为一名熟练的电工。中超投注上万博今晚足球赛经过30年令人满意的服务和经验，我提前退休了。在2006年7月，我开始积极寻求开设自己的电气承包商业务。中超投注上万博所有的障碍都是电工执照。 I proceeded to begin the task of studying and preparing for the test. Each time I took the exam and failed sometimes by just a few points. I began to doubt that this feat was feasible for me, that�s when I found mikeholt.com. After I had made my purchase of a couple of books and DVDs Mike�s staff called me and set me up with the material that I �really� needed to become successful. The rest was up to me. For almost two weeks and eight to ten hours a day, I watched and read each lesson. The discussions in the program kept my interest thru out the entire series. On the next scheduled exam I overwhelmingly passed! I now run a small electrical contracting service which would not have been possible without all of the support of my family, friends and the program from Mike Holt. Robert A Flenner
我来介绍一下我自己:我叫乔斯·阿吉兰。我十几岁的时候就开始在一个非常贫穷的家庭里做建筑的苦力。我父亲不能提供比高中更多的教育。我很年轻的时候就开始在混凝土行业工作，然后我在移动房屋的制造行业做屋顶建造工，我在粗糙的电气行业工作。中超投注上万博朋友们把我介绍到了电工的世界，从那里我开始对电气书籍产生了兴趣。中超投注上万博当我在30岁出头的时候成为一名质量控制检验员，多年来一直在电脑上测试所有的电子元件和安装时，我发现了这个独特的网站，它给了我很多知识——它是最中超投注上万博好的WWW。没有人告诉我这是上帝的指引，阿门。多年来，我已经成为一个认证的家庭检查员和ICC认证的住宅电气检查员，并继续学习更多的大师谁分享信息和讨论电气主题在这个网站。中超投注上万博我仍然是一名工业学校和商业建筑的检查员;我的目标是成为一个像迈克一样的大师，虽然我起步晚。 Today in my mid 40's I say it is never late to learn and make an impact learn from the Best. God Bless you Mike Holt... Jose
亲爱的迈克:我做学生/研讨会与会者已经33年了。因为你，我比我1973年5月1日开始创业时的梦想获得了更多。这么多年来，我一直在模仿你们与我们现有员工进行贸易的方式。我坚信这个行业比其他任何行业都需要更多的技能和敏锐的头脑。不幸的是，我的许多承包商同事对待他们的员工都不一样，认为他们是严格意义上的工具，工作到不再需要的时候。我们这个行业对教育的需求对这个行业的持续发展至关重要。就我自己而言，当一名员工从学徒学校毕业，然后成为一名熟练工人时，我感到无比自豪。今晚足球赛感谢多年来的大量培训和我的持续成功。今晚足球赛美国照明设备维修公司George C. Turenne
你好;我的名字是埃德Bursott。像许多你谁正在阅读这个我是一个退休电工。我开始在贸易工作在1968年的时候我才19岁。噢，我的，那些都是过去的好时光。我很幸运，作为一个学徒我有很好的教练和我感兴趣的是教我的行业，很多熟练工工作。我也参加了很多类以后是由我们的地方工会在安全性，高电压终端和控制电路给出。我觉得不过是我的教育很重要的一部分是我在现场收到的部分。I don�t believe there was even one electrician, man or woman that I worked with that did not teach me something. A few of them I was able to thank for their effort. I was also able to give back a lot of the knowledge that others had passed on to me. A couple of years ago man approached me and said �Ed, how are you doing?� As it turned out he was an apprentice I had worked with about 15 years earlier. When he told me his name I totally remembered him. Well, he went on to say this- �Do you remember when we were working on that pipe rack? (The pipe rack was about 30 feet off the ground) You told me how to use the safety belt with two lanyards attached to it. Then you said to me- Go ahead, you can do it. You really made a difference. Thanks.� I tell you my eyes started to fill with water. I had given back something that I had received. After 36 years in the trade I had back problems and pain in several of my joints. Let�s face it, when you physically give a lot it is going to cost you something. I had back surgery and my doctor recommended that I take my retirement if it was at all possible when I was 55. Little did I know the impact it would have when I no longer worked in the trade. I had talked with a few retirees at meetings and at social functions and they all in some way expressed that they missed doing electrical work. I didn�t really understand, or relate to what they were saying. Hey, it was a job. When I did take my retirement � all the pieces fell into place. I have so many good memories of the work and the people I worked with. Running the pipe, pulling the wire and making all of the connections, there are a lot of different aspects to one project. Then the big payoff comes when you throw on the power, push the buttons and watch a machine or a building come to life. There is no way of describing how that feels, or at least the memory of how that felt. With the physical condition I am in now, I know I will never be able to return to the trade. The memories discussed in this paper are but a few of the things I miss. For me, there is no other job, position, or employment that could ever replace doing electrical work. Yes, I truly understand what those old timers (I�m one of them now) were talking about when they inferred or said outright that they missed working in the trade. No, it isn�t just a job. It is a way of life. It is an occupation quite unlike any other. One small crumb of advice I would like to leave with you is this. At the end of each day, walk through your work area and look at what you accomplished. The pipe you ran or the machine that is in operation or the lighting that you hung, admire your own accomplishments. Then understand what you feel in your heart. Yes we all need a paycheck, but that feeling of accomplishment will keep you coming back for more. It was Winston Churchill that said- �We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.�
电力本身是一个可怕的事情，如果你停下来想一想。The thought of something that you can�t see that could kill you before you even know what hit you is very unsettling to most. But to the men and women of our trade, the thrill of turning on that Main switch overshadows the fear of what we can�t see. I broke into the business in 1980, pulling BX out of a fire remodel at a bowling alley in Baltimore, MD. This little taste of the trade was all I needed to know this was what I wanted to do with my career. As many young people starting out in the business, I attended a 4-year apprenticeship program, graduating from it in 1986. After 10 winters working in the cold, I decided to move to sunny Florida in 1992. I passed the Block and Associates Journeyman�s exam in 1993 and then passed the Block and Associates Registered Masters exam in 1998. Due to a lot of out-of-town work and the procrastination some of us have, I never registered my results with the state and after five years was no longer eligible to register. In October of 2003, while on a jobsite, I noticed several specs or floaters in my left eye. This would be the start of some major eye problems caused by complications of diabetes. On April 15, 2004, my first retinal detachment was operated on and was unsuccessful. I�ve not seen anything out of my left eye since then. I continued working in the field throughout that summer as a field superintendent/foreman, running and managing projects as I had for 10 years or so. In October of 2004, my right eye started to have problems and on October 21, 2004 a retinal surgery attempting to repair a detachment in that eye was also unsuccessful. A total of six operations to my left eye and four to my right eye all had basically the same result leaving me totally blind with only very minute amounts of light passing through my damaged eyes. After being an electrician for close to 25 years and using my eyes every day as we all do, I was now faced with what seemed to be an insurmountable challenge. The things we all take for granted like driving to work, reading a set of drawings, using a tape measure to lay something out, or even getting the right amount of cream in that last cup of coffee before you go to work was now something I had to figure out. Like electricity to most, now what I couldn�t see was a fear I had to deal with every day. The dangers of basic life and uncertainty of my career direction flowed through my mind daily for the first few months. Through all of my eye operations and treatments, my boss stood by me encouraging me to continue to grow and making a place for me as part of the office management team for an electrical contractor in Clewiston, FL. I learned how to use a computer, which before I lost my sight, was a four letter word to me. Starting at square one, I taught myself to type and learned the keys fairly quickly. Now I use a screen reading software called JAWS, which basically reads anything on the screen using key stroke combinations to move the curser around the screen. It took a lot of training but I�ve got a pretty good handle on it now and can navigate through most programs without too much trouble. About a year and a half ago I purchased the 2005 NEC on CD-ROM and learned how to get around it fairly good as well. Before I lost my sight, I had dreams of possibly going out on my own, opening an electrical contracting business of my own and continuing to grow naturally in the trade. Well, needless to say, the circumstances with my eyes could now hamper the dreams. But with the love and support of my family and friends, I decided to try to pursue some of those dreams anyway. One of the toughest things about my situation is the fact that our trade is such a visual industry. I remember joking with co-workers for years about the thought of a color-blind electrician. The thought of that now seemed to pale in comparison to being a totally blind electrician. The one advantage I had though was my many years of experience, my drive to always keep learning, and two things that God blessed me with. The first is patience. This is a must for anyone who is blind because you are always either waiting for a ride, learning a completely new way to read using a computer, and even trying not to tell yourself �if I could only see.� The second is the blessing of a wonderful memory. My memory has always been good and made me very successful running work as a job foreman and field superintendent. Unfortunately, when your sight goes, some of your memory does as well because the sight of different things will trigger your memory, but I�m working on this every day. I contacted Mike Holt via E-mail late in February of 2007. Wanting to pursue my dreams, I asked Mike if he thought he could help me obtain study guides to attempt to pass the Certified Unlimited Masters Electrician�s Exam. Because I can�t just go buy a book and study it now, I wasn�t sure if these study guides would help. Mike�s enthusiasm and energy encouraged me as well as his positive attitude toward my request. His staff responded to my requests quick and to the point. I received the DVD package as well as the NEC and Contractor�s Reference Practice Exams in the mail within a couple of weeks. As I said earlier, I just can�t crack open the book and start cramming. First, I had to take the books to a local print shop and have the bindings cut off of them. Then with the help of my Mom, we scanned the pages individually on our scanners transferring the text on the pages to PDF and Word files on my computer that my JAWS could read to me. The first two or three hundred pages that I scanned in Word were very difficult to navigate. A lot of editing was necessary because of the way the scanner processed the pages. After about a month though, we had transferred the books into something I could study. I thanked God for my patience throughout this scanning period. I applied for the July 6, 2007 technical exam to be held in Kissimmee, FL. I decided that the best way for me to study was to rely on another God-given talent, my memory. I listened to the DVDs every morning for the better part of five weeks prior to the exam. These DVDs were not only very informative; they were sometimes funny and very interesting. In the evenings, I would try to go over the practice exams and quizzes trying to memorize what I could, learning a lot. As my exam date got near, the butterflies started to churn. Because I would have to have a reader to read the questions to me then fill in the proper answer on the answer sheet, I felt working with someone would be beneficial. But like all of us, I didn�t want to tie anyone down having to read the practice exams and such to me, so I just continued to study as I had been. The exam was a tough one. I had had success in the 90s and was a good test taker when I could see, but this was nothing like those tests. The State allowed me twice the allotted time as someone who could see and I needed every bit of it. When I left the testing facility, I was unsure of my result and the proctors told me it could be up to a month before the results came out. Two and a half weeks later, I was notified that I had passed this exam and I was ecstatic. I then targeted the business portion of the exam. Studying in the same manner, I set a date of August 29, 2007. Again, I was allotted twice the time and again I used every second. No waiting for the result this time though. Two minutes after the exam was completed I had my result� I passed! I continue to learn every day and hope my story can encourage the readers of this newsletter to always strive to learn something every day. Education in our trade is so very important and I think the apprenticeship programs throughout the state and the country are vital to the trade. Being book smart will not make you a good electrician. But the combination of the experience of the field coupled with a solid foundation of education of the trade will make you a great electrician. Never say never and always remember that whatever you may be going through, chances are there is someone worse off than you. Knowledge is power. Sincerely, John Wellslager