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Is education the answer?

Discussion in 'Polls' started by rtaylorcox, Oct 9, 2014.

Would certified education add credibility to the signage industry?

Poll closed Nov 18, 2014.
  1. Extremely Likely

    11 vote(s)
    19.3%
  2. Very Likely

    12 vote(s)
    21.1%
  3. Slightly Likely

    15 vote(s)
    26.3%
  4. Not at all Likely

    19 vote(s)
    33.3%
  1. mrugen

    mrugen Member

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    It's worth it

    TimToad and Gino, I agree in large measure with both of you. That's even more reason to try. The days of real allegiance feels like it is gone because we are flooded with news alerts. But I think there are still opportunities to show class as well as craftsmanship. I also think even those you mention can still appreciate it, even if they want it free.

    I for one will not give in to the idea that creating a better industry is a lost cost. Yes, we need to put our money where our mouth is but also our energy. We must have a vision then formulate that into a mission and ultimately a reality.

    I think it's worth it!
     
  2. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

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    Sorry, but no, it ain't gonna happen. The days toad is talking about and emruven is talking about are gone........ long gone.

    You guys and the OP here wanna talk about quality and work forces to be the envy of the world ?? Give me a break, it just ain't gonna work. We no longer know how to make a sign that will last more than 3 or 4 years outside. We don't have the tools or supplies to make things work. We've been stripped of everything good and given horrible replacements. No one makes anything with their hands except for a few. It's all automated, but everything has a built in obsolescence. What is missing is the integrity and craftsmanship of the pattern makers and true craftsman. Do you realize that nothing lasts like it used to ?? We are eliminating the history of today, by not creating it, but just texting it or making selfies. Nothing is here to stay, so why try to get all huffy about the American work place ?? The world does not appreciate it, nor do they wanna pay for it.

    :wavingflag:
     
  3. mrugen

    mrugen Member

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  4. bob

    bob Major Contributor

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    earth
  5. GAC05

    GAC05 Major Contributor

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    Guam USA
    We should lobby the feds to hire a guy to set up the framework for standards, certifications, testing, regulations & fines – have the government lock it down tight........

    gruber.jpg

    wayne k
    guam usa
     
  6. SignosaurusRex

    SignosaurusRex Major Contributor

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    "Education" ? ...Awesome...what a concept! HELL YES!

    "Certifications" ? ...Grand idea, but they don't mean Sh*# to the end user ...especially nowadays!
    Been there...done that...seen it...got the T-shirt, Union Card, Video, etc...burned it all and don't give a crap.
    The cream will always rise to the top!
     
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