Archive for January, 2013

Getting My Brother PAT Certified

My brother has been in a bit of a slump lately. He’s been out of work for a while, and I didn’t know what to tell him, until I recently was struck by an idea. My girlfriend was looking for a pat testing agency to get some of the appliances checked out, when I realized that my brother could probably do the work. He’s got an extensive electrical background based on the classes he took at school when he was younger, and I figured that this might be able to translate into PAT testing. I’m told that all you have to do is get a qualification within this field, and that you could do this sort of thing professionally. He’s always had a knack for this type of thing, but never really trusted himself to do it on the professional level. I hoped then and there that this would be the push that he needed.

He seemed reluctant at first, but once I got him up and moving, he saw what was involved with PAT testing, and he decided that he might give it a go. This, I also hoped, could lead to bigger and better electronic work. He decided that he was going to look into an apprenticeship as well, so that he could re-learn all of the basics about electricity and circuits. This overjoyed me, because I always knew that my brother was a bright boy, he just needed someone to help him apply himself. Sometimes, it just takes a little stroke of initiative to get yourself moving and to get the ball rolling. I was stuck at a dead-end office job for years before my girlfriend forced me to pursue my dreams, and I’m so glad that she did. Now I teach history to kids, and I’m getting paid for it. I have the same hopes for my brother.

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