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Old 10-06-2008, 08:06 PM
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Well I was recently layed off, I am\was a Carpenter. The way things are going right now I am thinking of a career change, atleast temporary since I am sure all the carpentry jobs will be slowing down.

I found a school that teaches installing car-audio, alarms, starters, etc. called Mobile Dynamics, they are in Thorn Hill. They have a 8 week program where you can get an advanced installers certificate but it costs $6000 plus the cost of the exam and other things. http://www.mobiledynamics.ca/

I am interested in learning and possibly becoming an installer if it is a steady income. I was just wondering if it would be worth paying the $6000+ for this course? how did you guys get into it? I live in an apartment building and I am not allowed to anything car related in the underground parking, nor would I want anyone down there to know whats in my car...

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Thumbs down, you wont nothing there for 6 grand that books and net at home will teach you for free. I know people that have went there and where better off staying away from it. If you already have the passion and a basic knowledge do that. 99% of shops dont give a if you went to school. Try and get your foot in the door of a shop, work a year, and write your mecp test.
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spending 6 grand to get training for a job that pays like 10 an hour doesn't seem like a good investment especially since the industry is slowing down. If you want to do something I suggest starting a custom cabinet business or something
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Old 10-07-2008, 08:11 AM
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ok thanks for the input guys, I thought the tuition was a little high for what it was.
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Old 10-07-2008, 08:27 AM
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Originally Posted by shockingcanada View Post
spending 6 grand to get training for a job that pays like 10 an hour doesn't seem like a good investment especially since the industry is slowing down. If you want to do something i suggest starting a custom cabinet business or something
dont lie if he is really good he can make up 13 per hour lol!!!
Find a job that pays and custom cabinets will pay
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get AEAT certified and cash would come in better than 15$an hour. and audio install is easy and usually dont need certification to get in.

what pays the most right now is alarms and starters
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Go into home audio installation............ custom stuff. That industry is still solid. Car audio careers suk.
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if u are a good carpenter you should be able to find a job easily. dont do car audio, that is probably the worst job/career in the world. I'd rather clean the execution chambers in prisons than work in car audio field.
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Originally Posted by Father Yuli View Post
if u are a good carpenter you should be able to find a job easily. dont do car audio, that is probably the worst job/career in the world. I'd rather clean the execution chambers in prisons than work in car audio field.
finding another job isnt a problem, it is finding another job just to get laid off again I dont want to deal with... but I got another job offer today that should be pretty good.
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