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training courses #54178
07/21/05 02:19 PM
07/21/05 02:19 PM
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Fiona05  Offline OP
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Joined: Jul 2005
Posts: 1
Grand Cayman,Cayman Islands
Hi there,
Just looking for some info from you all. Having moved from Ireland to the caribbean, as an electrical designer, working for a contractor I am finding the transition, (code wise) a bit tricky.
Can any of you recommend a technical college or such, in the florida region, that have specific short term courses that could help me out?
Failing that, what techincal books would you recommend? While I wont be sitting the electrical licencing exams, I produce the drawings that have to be submitted to building control. And would like to find a way to become more effient at it.
Am I asking too much?
Thanks.

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Re: training courses #54179
07/21/05 03:00 PM
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earlydean  Offline
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Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 751
Griswold, CT, USA
Mike Holt at mikeholt.com jumps to mind. He works out of Tamarack, Florida and holds seminars all the time.


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Re: training courses #54180
07/22/05 03:57 AM
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Posts: 8,250
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Hi Fiona,
There is a Member here from the Caymans, just can't think of his name.
Ahh, True-Power (Larry).
Can you help mate?. [Linked Image]

Re: training courses #54181
07/23/05 10:02 PM
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zero76  Offline
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Hi Fiona, and welcome to the forum.
A good source or information is
NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE BLUEPRINT READING.
It has blueprint type illustrations with code references so it's meant to be used in conjunction with a code book.

You can also go through archived electrical plans and learn something there if i understand your question correctly.

For online courses i've heard good things about Bluevolt.com but i can't personally vouch for them. (Has anyone else heard about Bluevolt?).

Good luck,
Zero

Re: training courses #54182
07/25/05 07:48 PM
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ShockMe77  Offline
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Posts: 821
Rahway, New Jersey
I've never heard of Blue Volt before, but I am going to do a search for it right after this. An online course is exactly what I need. Thanks for the tip!

Fiona, I've had nothing but positive experiences ever since I started buying and reading Thomas/ Delmar Electrical books. I don't know everything, but I know a heck of a lot more than I did a year ago, and I've been in the trade for 15 years! Checkout the link and good luck!
http://www.delmarlearning.com/browse_catalog.aspx?cat1ID=ET&cat2ID=NEC


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