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Second Career Labour Market Research

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My names Dan and I'm new to this forum. I like it. Your all soooo above me I can barely see you, ha. Anyway I'm applying for Second Career funding here in Ontario to go back to school for Electronics Engineering Technician....I wanted full engineering :cry: but they only fund 2 years. I have some questions you'll see below for anyone who works, has worked or even knows the information to my questions to please help me. The more people who answer the better, I need at least 5, probably from Ontario but I'm not going to be pickie cause I'm sure the skills/abilities/knowledge will need to be the same anywhere, only changes according to industry products. I'll be presenting this as a package to the Ontario Ministry who will decide whether to pay for my education. If your uncomfortable answering here you can answer to d_deline69@hotmail.com

I have a diploma in Mechanical Engineering Technician-Industrial Mechanic, a.k.a. Millwright but never worked as one. Found it hard to find an employer to take a newbie on, they seem to like 5 years of experience. I've worked with Tool Makers and CNC machinist but I don't like this field. I thought this will widen my portfolio even for my own entrepreneurial desire.

There is no need for long essay answers, just to the point is fine unless you would like to tell me everything, that will be great. Let me know what you think.

Name(First only is fine)
Place of Employment(Company, Location)
Job Title
Education/Credentials/Membership of an Organization

1. What are the educational requirements for this job?

2. How well did your college experience prepare you for this job?

3. Recommendations?

4. What things did you do before you entered this occupation that was helpful?

5. Is experience required to work in this field?

6. How much and where could I get this experience if coming out of school?

7. Hours of work, shift?

8. What is the average earnings/highest?

9. What do you do on a typical day?Duties/responsibilities/functions of your job?

10. What skills are important for this kind of position?

11. Are there busy and slow times or is the work fairly constant?

12. What part of your job do you personally find satisfying?

13. What part do you find challenging?

14. What do you like and not like about working in this industry(electronics manufacturing)?

15. How is the economy affecting this industry right now?Positive outlooks?

16. In your opinion, what is the future outlook like for this occupation?

17. What sort of changes are occuring in your occupation?

18. Do you feel there are currently jobs available in this area?

19. From your perspective, what are the problems you see working in this field?

20. Other comments?

Advanced thanks to all those who helped me.:smile:
I just got back from talking to my career counsellor and anybody from any country are welcome to help me with my career information.

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