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Rain Bird Academy Boot Camp, Good/bad?

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by fsujammer, Sep 27, 2013.

  1. Stuttering Stan

    Stuttering Stan LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,504

    Regarding the RB camp, I would recommend time in the trenches rather than books. For what RB charges, you are better in the long run with a shovel in hand and becoming familiar with controllers and valves in the field.
  2. Without A Drought

    Without A Drought LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,086

    anybody ever hear of/go to any classes in spanish? my two guys are good, and my spanish is good, but trying to teach them theory is a test of my linguistical ability. i would love to find some classes in spanish i could send them to so they could learn and ask questions in their native language. they both like the field and are awesome employees, i just feel like if they knew more english or i more spanish they could really do a lot more, and make more money for themselves.
  3. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 50,592

    I just wish I'd taken Spanish instead of French, way back when.
  4. gusbuster

    gusbuster LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,931

    Spend a day or two in Baja Norte(well the San Joaquin Valley) pick up espaƱol pretty quick.:cool2:
  5. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 50,592

    until then, I'll have to watch Sabado Gigante :)
  6. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,221

    The RB classes are a complement to field training. You will not learn everything in the classroom, nor will you learn everything in the trenches. The RB classes will give you a good understanding of how a system operates and how to read charts for proper design. Getting your hands dirty is also a necessity. I say go for it, the classes won't hurt.

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