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Old 03-07-2018, 03:21 PM
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Nice work!
Old 03-08-2018, 04:05 AM
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great thread and great work.
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These boys are not afraid of a little discomfort to get the job done. I think I will see if the owner can reward them with a couple of pizzas on Friday
Can I hire one of those kids to remove my bilge pumps?
Old 03-08-2018, 08:01 AM
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All finished for this update. It will be back in September to get a dash face lift. Now it is going to get the leaning post updated with new rod holders, cup holders and back rest.
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Old 03-08-2018, 02:28 PM
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Can I hire one of those kids to remove my bilge pumps?
They work and learn for pizza. Lol
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That's fantastic! Great work coach!
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great job, even better to see the kids learning
Old 03-09-2018, 08:08 AM
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Just found this thread. That is awesome. Changing lives. Those kids may never work on boats, but they learned the satisfaction of problem solving and fixing something that is broken. Those are some skills that are few and far between these days.
Hats off to the instructors
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NIce thread Tillman..... how close are you to retirement?
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This is one of my best students, (Quinton). Friday he received a scholarship from Caterpillar that he has been working on for the past two school years. Caterpillar will be putting him through their Think Big Program. He will receive
1. All tuition and books to South Georgia Tech
2. 5,000.00 Dollars in tools
3. Train with Caterpillar at 16.50 and hour during schooling
4. Employment at Thompson Tractor in Spanish Fort Alabama starting at 24.50 an hour
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Congrats Quinton!!
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Outstanding!
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Originally Posted by hunthard View Post
We need more of this, here on THT and in every community. Man the money this would have saved allot of us now if we had learned these skills when we were younger. Great work, the kids are very lucky.
That is what those ''cheap'' or ''free'' boats you got when you first got into boating were supposed to teach you!!
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NIce thread Tillman..... how close are you to retirement?
14 months. Will have 33 years
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Originally Posted by tillman View Post
This is one of my best students, (Quinton). Friday he received a scholarship from Caterpillar that he has been working on for the past two school years. Caterpillar will be putting him through the their Think Big Program. He will receive
1. All tuition and books to South Georgia Tech
2. 5,000.00 Dollars in tools
3. Train with Caterpillar at 16.50 and hour during schooling
4. Employment at Thompson Tractor in Spanish Fort Alabama starting at 24.50 an hour
once schooling and training is finished.
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14 months. Will have 33 years
Congrats!
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Tillman,

The program you have with these kids is outstanding. These students are being given an opportunity that many of the readers of this thread wish they had when they were young. Doesn't matter if they get into the marine business or not, they will always have the skills you have shown them.

A program like this is much needed here in Atlanta and up on Lake Lanier. I do not know of anything like it in the area. Certainly the marine business around here would benefit greatly from a feeder program.

If you were going to develop a program like yours from scratch, do you have any ideas or suggestions on a starting point or approach?
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Originally Posted by tillman View Post
This is one of my best students, (Quinton). Friday he received a scholarship from Caterpillar that he has been working on for the past two school years. Caterpillar will be putting him through the their Think Big Program. He will receive
1. All tuition and books to South Georgia Tech
2. 5,000.00 Dollars in tools
3. Train with Caterpillar at 16.50 and hour during schooling
4. Employment at Thompson Tractor in Spanish Fort Alabama starting at 24.50 an hour
once schooling and training is finished.
Congrats to him and you as well for apparently being a great leader to these kids.
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Way to go Teach, what a cool thing to launch a kid with that kind of opportunity.
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Shows me what is possible. In our area there is an extreme shortage of Welders, Electricians, Carpenters, Mechanics etc. If there was a serious, formal trades program in our schools we might solve the problem while providing good jobs for some folks.............
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The Fountain came back on Monday for a couple more up dates. We added new outriggers and two 12 inch Garmins. The three boys in the pictures done all the wiring that was done on the boat. We are also finishing up the Farmall .
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