客户案例

2013年10月14日

我叫梅丽莎,我想谢谢你帮了我爱的人杰。多年来,他一直是一名熟练的电工,一直梦想着成为一名电工大师,成为自己的老板。他的梦想开始于许多年前,当他开始他的电气业务,但最后他找到了你们的网站,并在你们的电工学习指南和dvd的帮助下,他通过了考试中超投注上万博。你们的网站和产品终于让这个梦想变成了现实。他花了4个月的时间尽可能多地准备考试;他牺牲了4个月的时间陪他的双胞胎女儿、儿子和我。这种牺牲得到了回报,他现在可以说自己是一名电工,可以为家人提供更好的生活。正是由于他的努力工作和你们的学习计划,他现在才成为一名电工大师。谢谢你,梅丽莎


(点击查看大)2013年2月19日
谢谢你迈克。第一次尝试就通过了俄克拉荷马考试。谢谢你让NEC这么容易理解。

(点击查看大)2012年8月21日
你好,萨琳娜,我们已经有一段时间没有说话了,这是第一次写信。我想借此机会向您表示感谢,感谢您这么多年来对我的关照。从一个遥远的地方,你成为了一个商业信息的来源,生活的灵感和交流的朋友。没有面对面地坐着,我们已经讨论了家庭、工作以及过去和未来的个人生活和家庭联系的意义。我希望你能享受半退休的生活,福莱迪过得很好,可以和朋友和家人一起共度时光。有一天,当我在车库里储存一些电气设备时,你突然出现在我的脑海里。中超投注上万博我开始想,你是如何使我的事业成为可能的,但我从来没有向你提供任何有形的证据,证明你的劳动成果。所以,附件是我最新的项目。随信附上一张我在阿富汗与一些海军陆战队员的合影(我曾是一名海军陆战队员)。你现在有一张脸和我的声音相配了。 I hope this brings a smile to you. Well, you have my email & phone. I hope to speak with you soon. Thanks again, C Jay Johnson

(点击查看大)2011年11月7日
我不知道我会不麦克·霍尔特的产品来完成。因为他,我才得以通过德州硕士考试并且获得我许可的承包商在2008年如果我知道我会高出一倍的价格支付更多的东西是他的材料价值!在2008年第一次我有一个朋友,他的信用卡买它,我付给他还钱,所以我可以从我的妻子($ 1500),将其隐藏;她不会有沿走了,但现在任何时候我想要一本新书,她说OK!究其原因,她知道你不能把一个价格,这样的教育,我会一直买我的书的代码与标签和了解NEC每个代码周期,她会问我什么书或DVD我要为我的生日,圣诞。谢谢你为你做什么,你为我的生命做了什么。“上帝保佑”特里·巴菲尔德

2019年9月19日

我想花一点时间向霍尔特先生和迈克·霍尔特企业的全体员工表示感谢,感谢他们不辞辛苦地制作了高质量的学习材料。我在电气行业工作了40年,从学徒到企业主,再到现在的检中超投注上万博查员。如今,通过YouTube和其他媒体渠道,教育新老电工和同事变得简单多了。建筑工地并不总是讨论有组织的混乱中的违规行为的最佳时机。然而,在休息期间,电工们可以观看霍尔茨先生的视频,仔细听他一遍遍地打比方……我经常接到感谢我的指导的电话。我只希望在任职期间能够接触到这样的学习媒体;然而,根据霍尔茨先生的年龄判断,我们很可能是在同一时间完成交易的。我个人购买了你们的课本,并经常复习,以继续提高自己的技能,同时与我的同事分享。

我鼓励所有级别的电工、设计师、计划审查员和检查员访问你们的网站并购买质量学习辅助工具……毫无疑问,总有新的东西要学。

再次感谢。

保罗·汉比,CFPS,MCP

马里兰


2019年3月24日

我爱你们所有人,感谢你们所做的工作。迈克的话意义重大,为此我感谢他是一个绝对伟大的导师。我永远祝福和感激你们的团队和迈克对我的生活和事业的影响。我上周收到了一张关于你即将到来的传单夏季CEU研讨会,我真的需要找回在凹槽中。我想念你们!!随着衷心的感谢和爱。

上帝保佑

乔治·纽曼JR


2018年8月5日

感谢迈克您关于游泳池粘合免费文章。我们有我们的游泳池杂散电压的问题。观看的所有视频(其中几人两次)之后,我能够确定有多少杂散电压,在任何给定的时间,取决于该应用工具的负荷,我正在处理。正如所述,在视频中,我开始在一个星期六的早上经历大约1.5伏,周六,中午早期测试,在炎热夏季的一天,我们正在经历约3伏。使用你的技术,我能够确定故障源在我们的等电位面,修复问题,并把我们的周围池一切相同的电位。我会永远都没有机会,没有通过您的视频获得的知识,来,有信心和理解,诊断和修复我们的问题。

我是一个机械承包商,谁拥有一个非常有限的SP-PH电气许可证。中超投注上万博我的工作,每天的基础上,配有电工,少数人的,将有专业知识和/或理解,以帮助我这个问题。

再次感谢,

乔尔·德克尔,核桃树,北卡罗莱纳


2017年10月12日

首先是圣经,约书亚记24:15。还有主题的专业知识。客户服务非常出色!坚守圣经,继续做你一直在做的事,保持我们行业的安全和与时俱进。感谢Angela Wilcox的联系和跟进。几年前我第一次购买了这本书,我现在还保留着它,我用它作为参考材料来复习,这要归功于它的制作和印刷过程的质量。

丹尼尔Streifel


2017年10月12日

在过去的几年里,我有机会使用迈克的一些书。我发现它们信息量大、内容全面、文笔优美,而且同样容易使用和理解。适合任何希望加强知识和技能的人。

卢西亚诺Depina


2017年9月24日

客户服务体验非常好。迈克霍尔特提供优质的产品和客户服务是伟大的。

丹尼尔·利文斯顿


2017年9月10日

最令我高兴的从客户服务的响应真棒。

泰勒Vinke


2017年8月22日

商业课程似乎总是能给你额外的动力,让你在工作和生活中成为一个更好的人。

丹尼尔万里


2017年8月22日

我绝对爱你的教育材料。为了更好地理解NFPA 70的,这些书是非常宝贵的。谢谢你这些年奉献给交易!

贾斯汀Nokovich


2017年8月21日

迈克是为NEC的信息和解释的可靠来源。他的视频和图形和书籍都极大地帮助我通过多年。

卡罗Bellacosa


2017年8月18日

我只想说多少我真正的爱所有的麦克·霍尔特的人,而且我一直和你在一起,结束了30年,我相信。是的,我告诉我的同事有关的伟大类,你有。你爱的人在电话里总是那么令人愉快的交谈.....麦克·霍尔特家庭可以很自豪。非常感谢。

斯科特Tangeman


2017年8月17日

我非常感谢你,迈克·霍尔特!我的家人觉得在我们的新游泳池游泳很安全。我们会得到那个塑料梯子的!谢谢,上帝保佑!

劳拉·安妮


2017年8月10日

员工们总是那么开心,知识渊博。我每天都很兴奋地学习!我过去花在看无脑电视上的时间现在都用来理解电学理论和电码了。中超投注上万博迈克、布莱恩和埃里克在解释每件事时都做得很好,不仅能提供信息,而且还很有趣。我们非常幸运,这些人把他们的一生都奉献给了学习和教学。

萨拉德


2017年5月31日

我最满意的是优秀的员工和最好的产品。每次打电话下订单我都很满意。和肖恩谈话总是很愉快的。

迈克尔·布勒松


2017年5月29日

出色的产品和客户服务。感谢您为帮助我们所有人在这一领域接受更多的教育和获得执照所做的一切努力。上帝保佑,

迈克•卡罗尔


2017年5月24日

最让我高兴与麦克的信仰,以及他如何帮助我所有的时间。我相信,我能相信Mike的网站,并不断用他的东西我自己的训练和我的球员。今晚足球赛很高兴有我身边的兄弟!

马丁黑


2017年5月23日

你的客户服务,产品和订单的响应时间都是极好的!我会推荐你​​的产品给我认识的人。我将在未来与你做生意。

迈克尔·伍德


2017年5月16日

你的客户服务,产品和订单的响应时间都是极好的!我会推荐你​​的产品给我认识的人。我将在未来与你做生意。

迈克尔·伍德


2017年5月4日

我想让大家知道,如果Mike Holt企业的各个方面,包括材料、培训、代码论坛等等,都还不存在的话,那就只能去发明了。今晚足球赛

海因茨·罗森


2014年2月9日,

我用你的产品多年。3年前我买了你的书和DVD,以帮助通过我的硕士执照考试。我通过第一次用一个非常高的分数。威廉·斯蒂尔


2013年7月25日

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


2013年6月30日

嗨,Mike和Crew,我想花点时间感谢你们所做的一切。我当了23年的电工。嗯,去年我决定成为一名电气教师在职业学校,我在那里作为一名内部电工工作。中超投注上万博我知道我得用功读书才能通过老师的考试,所以我订了半打书来帮我(你的书就是其中之一)。当我开始一一翻阅时,我一个接一个地把looking它们收起来,然后继续看你的——它过去是,现在也是最好的。我以91分通过了笔试部分,但我并没有就此止步。你们的书鼓励我继续前进,在我的州(RI)旁边的州参加硕士考试,我也通过了,这都要感谢你们和你们的人做了这么棒的工作!!再次感谢(继续努力)。谢谢克里斯·莫尼兹附言。当我看到这本书是献给谁的时候,我就知道我的书是对的。愿上帝保佑你,愿平安与你同在!!


2013年1月27日

迈克是个很棒的人,也是个很棒的老师。1983年我参加了他的熟练工课程,1986年在劳德代尔堡获得了硕士学位,他鼓励我学习。我最终成为了这两门课的第一名,并得到了他特别的表扬。他还启发和推动我得到许可在FL和遗传算法,并为珊瑚泉是一个检查员,液体(10)多年来,然后估计,项目经理,副总裁,PMP, GA和SC。我真正欣赏他的职业道德,专业精神,NEC的知识,态度,主要是爱,他是一个敬虔的人,身边的兄弟和我们的主和救主耶稣基督的追随者。请告诉他托德·史密斯给他带来了他最好的和上帝的祝福。我永远感谢麦克·霍尔特。托德•史密斯


2011年9月28日

我研究过你的课程,去了几个你的讲座很多年前,帮助我通过我的主人的许可。现在我得到,当我可以负担得起,更多的书籍供熟练工电工来帮助我的儿子通过他的试验。我从来没有失望过任何我所收到的材料,并与你把书一起的简单方法。我非常希望他会通过他的测试,并按照我的脚步。我不富有以任何手段,但电气行业给了我和我的妻子,一个舒适的生活了很多年,中超投注上万博现在我就退役来1月31日。感谢所有你做了霍尔特先生,并保持良好的工作。威廉·斯科特


2011年9月28日

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.


2010年4月25日

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


2010年4月17日

在2004年的春天,我发现我的老板要退休,所以我决定试试我的许可。我下令从麦克·霍尔特一些影片,我看着他们一遍又一遍,它真的让我开拓码书,知道这里的一切了。我做了很多研究和大量的祈祷和秋天,我带着我的考试,并出色地通过。自从我开始我的生意和5年,现在已经忙乎感谢主。我不是说一直没有紧张,但我不会在另一份工作交易这一点。感谢您的帮助迈克·霍尔特和回答我的祈祷耶稣。比尔卢切希,BNL电


2010年4月15日,

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


2010年3月16日,

祝福有各种形状、大小和形式。我为更多的参考书祈祷,我的祈祷得到了回应。我们有八个席位,沙滩帐篷,我们引入外部伊拉克电力工人,承包商,缝纫工人,和军事电子团队和给他们一个接地和等电位连接的基本运行下来,把中超投注上万博问题从2005年代码考试书,迈克在一开始被特遣部队安全与吉姆•蔡尔兹开始这个任务。对于您的鼓励,言语无法表达我们的感激之情。迈克和迈克霍尔特企业的每个人对我们使命的支持帮助我们完成了最初的使命。拯救生命并使所有各方的基础设施更加安全是最初的使命。我们每天都在这样做。我们很高兴得到你们的支持,代表我们所有人在特遣部队的安全,谢谢你们。尊敬的理查德·阿里夫,任务组安全了


2009年8月24日,

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


2008年7月15日

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.�


2007年10月23日,

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