It has been a busy few weeks at Suderman Estimating Systems Inc. We taught our first in-person Course 1 since March 14th 2020 on March 23rd and 24th 2022.
Here are a few of the comments from the guys who took the course…
What part of the course did you find the most useful and worthwhile?
“The detail to the material and labour associated.”
“Breakout and closing”
“The non-productive labour and overhead costs.”
“That it was hands-on training.”
“Everything coming from no experience.” (This gentleman has no trade experience, he asked great questions and made sure he understood.)
Comment on the instruction that was provided.
“Very engaging and knowledgeable.”
“Very knowledgeable and excellent at presenting the information while providing real life experience.”
“Dan kept it interesting with interactive conversation and relating lessons to real life situations.”
“Good, engaging, interactive. Very satisfied with instruction.”
“Was very easy to follow even as a non-electrician.” (This is another gentleman with no trade experience.)
Like many of us we have sat through long, information filled courses that didn’t let us practice what we were learning. As instructors we know the importance of using real life situations to explain the reasons we do the things we do and how they make us better estimators, project managers, foremen and journeymen.
I am pleased to say it went well. The guys worked hard, applied themselves, asked questions and dug into the material.
A big shout out to Cathy Fredrickson at the ECAO office in Etobicoke. She helped pull everything together. Another shout out to R. Graeme Aitken at the ECAO for reviewing our course and seeing the value they provide to the members of the ECAO.