WHAT ARE YOU ENTITLED TO?

We’ll get to talking about our school in a minute, but first I’d like to say a few words about something that’s prevalent in our lives and society these days: entitlement.

Whether you talk to educators, from Elementary School to University, they all seem to have similar sentiments, like:

  • The majority of students feel that they are entitled to an education and a job.

and they are correct up to a certain point.  They are entitled to a public school education up grade 12, but there is no entitlement or right to a job.

To get a job, you have to work at it.  What we tell our students is that what you will get out of this equal to what you put into it.  We have everything here to help you be successful in school and getting a job, but we can’t do your homework for you, or take notes or participate in class, etc.

We can’t promise we’ll get you a job.  We wouldn’t do that anyway, but literally we cannot promise this because it is against the law to do so.  You’ll have to do the legwork, send out your resumes, and go to the interviews by yourself.  We can’t control what you say to an interviewer, how you dress, whether you’re on time, etc.  This, again, is your responsibility.

We encourage you to find out about opportunities in fields that interest you – start with the U.S. Dept. of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook for information on jobs and job prospects for the future in fields you’re interested in.  Go to employers and inquire about work opportunities.  Do your homework on career schools and make sure you ask all the right questions.

What we can and will do is help you to prepare an effective, professional looking resume, help you with interview techniques and strategies, send you job leads for prospective jobs in your area.  We have a full-time person on staff dedicated to helping you to get that job.

Ever hear the word “TANSTAAFL”? It stands for “There Ain’t No Such Thing As A Free Lunch!”  Nothing is really free.  You have to work for it, and as we said, you’ll get out of it what you put into it. You might be the smartest guy in town, but if you don’t put your talents and skills to work, you will very likely fail.  On the other hand, you don’t have to be that very bright guy in order to succeed if you’re willing to work hard.  You’ll have great odds of being successful.  Smarts doesn’t have a lot to do with it.  Successful people get there early, stay late, and volunteer for every dirty job they want to do to.  The future belongs to those still willing to get their hands dirty.  Is that you?

If you find a job that you really enjoy, then it’s not really work.  So, please remember that you only get as much out of is as you put into it.

Bay State School of Technology offers a variety of programs that lead to new careers.  In our Major Appliance/Basic Electricity course, you’ll learn about electricity as it’s applied to major appliances using a course-supplied multi-meter and the latest multi-media teaching/learning equipment.  You’ll learn how to read a wiring diagram/schematic and use it to diagnose electrical problems.  You will work with real washers, gas and electric dryers, dishwashers, microwave ovens, compactors, disposals and gas and electric ranges to diagnose and repair problems.

Bay State’s Domestic Refrigeration/Air Conditioning course covers the basics of refrigeration theory in terms of home refrigerators and air conditioners, freezers and de-humidifiers.  You will learn about all the major components in refrigeration products and how to diagnose problems using schematic diagrams and course-supplied compound gauges.  In addition we will prepare you for EPA 608 (commonly known as Freon Recovery) and PSA on-site testing and certification.

Commercial HVACR will immerse you in the basics of larger refrigeration and cooling units, ductless split systems, electronic controls, ice machines, heat pump systems, and more. You will sharpen your skills from Domestic Refrigeration to diagnose and repair larger refrigeration systems using diagrams, gauges, recovery equipment and brazing skills.  This program also provides you with 100 hours of Massachusetts Refrigeration Code and 150 hours of Massachusetts Electrical Codes.

According to Yahoo! Education, HVAC Technician is one of the top 8 High-Demand jobs that require little schooling:

 This is a job where skills and experience tend to be valued over higher education. According to Stephen Yurek, president of the Air-conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute, and CEO and chairman of the HVACR Workforce Development Foundation, HVAC careers “are supported by a range of education levels, from high school or technical school, to graduate school. It is truly an industry that offers vast potential.”

The Department tells us that employers generally prefer applicants who have either completed an apprenticeship, or have postsecondary education such as a certificate or associate’s degree program in heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration. (emphasis added) 1

In our Electronics Technician program, you’ll be able to work with circuits, transistors, and computer and networking components as well as other Electronic devices in order to prepare you for a wide variety of jobs related to Electronics.   You’ll also be prepped to take the Industry Standard ISCET Certification test to be industry certified.

Your Bay State Tech training will teach you how to go from having a job to having a career.  We can teach you to have a productive and rewarding life working as a technician in the Electronics, Major Appliance, or HVACR field.  And, again, the best part is that there is NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE REQUIRED!

Day and evening classes are forming now for September.  Call today to arrange a visit to our Canton campus during Career Week, from August 18 to 23rd.

1 Yahoo! Education: http://education.yahoo.net/articles/in_demand_jobs_little_school_required.htm?kid=1O215

You’ll be able to:

  • Meet with an Admissions Representative and tour the school
  • Learn about the available career paths and courses
  • Sit in on a live class when classes are in session
  • Speak with actual students
  • Visit Student Services to see how we help our students start their new careers, Stop by Financial Aid to see if Federal Student Aid is the way for you to go.
  • Get all your questions answered.

Call Bay State at 888-828-3434 to make that first step.  Ask for a brochure, and schedule a time to come to the school this week.

Bay State School of Technology is licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career

 Schools and Colleges, and is approved for Veteran’s Training by the Veteran’s Administration.

For more information on our courses, please visit our website at: http://www.baystatetech.org or call us at 888-828-3434 for more information today.

Bay State School of Technology
225 Turnpike Street (Route 138)
Canton, MA 02021-2358