1. course is longer to facilitate better traiining of the mechanics. They realized that 6 months of training was not enough to teach a person off the streets how to be a mechanic. 2. all courses from now on will be the 16 month course. 3 . i am into month 10 of the course. so far we have covered alot of materiel. Some of it has been relevent some hasn't. I will say it has been a pita for us as we are the first course to go threw, so things have been pretty bad from errors in the books, to the wrong info, being pulled off the floor because of lack of qualified staff, to the next day being allowed to work with the same staff. to equipment shortages. Most of this will not be corrected for some time to come, they still have not finished writting all the course and arestill only a PO or two ahead of us. Like usuall higher ups never accounted for the right amount of tools and equipment, so we have been plauged by time delays due to equipment. The Mcpls have been excellent and are doing their best to make a good job out of some one else's mess ups. 4. Borden is a sizable base, has an excellent gym and sport fields, They have a canex at the other end of the base, Toronto is only 1 hr away. Barrie is about 20 mins away. single quarters are kinda crappy but i have been in worse. 5 we march to school at 715 ready for class around 730 to 8. luch at 1130-1300. breaks are usually at 10 and 230. with small ones inbetween. weekends are off except when they require you for a parade which is very minimumal. it is cold in the winter and hot in the summer. We do pt every afternoon wednesday and also admin. We clean the hanger on friday. other then that not much more to say. If you do comehere prepare to be inspected every tuesday and roominspectino every sec thursday. all in all not to bad, things are pretty easy going.
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