[QUOTE=txh2oman;137448]Why is DP Induction not an online course? Nothing we did in class couldn’t have been done from the comfort of my home in front of the computer.
And why, oh why, do training schools not start courses mid-week (to accommodate crew change schedules) and continue them through the weekend? I would think that for the money involved ($24,000 for the 8-person DP Induction course I just completed) an instructor could work and the school could keep the lights on over the weekend.
Since not everybody crew changes on the same day… it would be hard to time it to work out best for everyone. The instructors would probably prefer to not teach on weekends too. I feel you on the computer based training… it would be great if a whole lot of the required courses could be handled that way… so we wouldn’t have to miss work… or spend days of our time off in the classroom. We could do them at our own pace online. I guess the problem is that there isn’t any way to prove that you were the one pushing the keys on the keyboard. What’s to stop you from having your wife do it for you? Not saying you would… but that’s probably a big reason why you can’t… oh that and the schools like the income from you sitting in their classrooms.