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#1 BeachBumLI

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 10:16 PM

I know that everywhere I've read it says that because of the "work at your own pace" nature of the training program, it is impossible to tell how long it will be until a spot opens up. I'm just curious how many slots are available in the training program that people are vying for, and if there is a ballpark turnover rate that you guys have. Are we talking a month? 6 months? 2 years?

I check the training program application page at least twice a day, and haven't seen it change, so I'm just curious of my odds of finding a spot that is open.
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Posted 04 February 2011 - 04:31 AM

Unfortunately there is really very little "standard data" I can give you about this, for the reason you also mentioned.

At the moment there are approximatively 40 trainees in the different stages of the program. New spots are opened up based upon the progress of the existing trainees in such a way that the Instructors can handle the inflow. This way we ensure that all trainees can participate in the program without the Instructors being overloaded with work. This is beneficial both for trainees and Instructors (trainees do not have to wait a long time to receive assistance and Instructors have the time to provide assistance without being hasty due to a huge workload).

As for the time it takes to complete the training: again this is difficult to say. Some trainees have lots of free time to spend, others have also a busy "real life" (job, family, and so on). Besides that, everyone has a different learning curve. Some pick up things fast, other prefer to take their time to digest all information. Suffice it to say, do not expect to finish the program in a couple of months, because that is unrealistic. We want to ensure a complete and high-quality training with individual assistance and that takes time.

Finally, it is a good idea to bookmark the Admission page and check it often (I know this from experience, I checked that page for a month or so multiple times a day before I got admitted back then :)).

I hope this information helps clarify things for you!

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#3 BeachBumLI

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Posted 04 February 2011 - 06:14 AM

Elise,

Thanks for the response. Bookmarked it on my chrome about 2 months ago and have been checking it multiple times a day (on days that I remember). Thanks for the advice. I guess I'll just keep checking and hope for the best!
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Posted 08 February 2011 - 04:56 PM

Thanks for the response Elise. The information is really helpful. I'm also looking for a spot in the program :).

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 11:51 PM

I check periodically too, but due to college, summer internships with the mass Commission for the blind I'm trying to get for the year 2011, as well as management of my own web site as well as my own server in about a week and a half, I just don't see how it can fit in right now. I also have to show certain friends of mine that computers are not my whole life, for to some, that's unfortunately what it looks like.

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