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This is a Big Deal for Me...

ParallelParallel Posts: 433
edited July 2013 in Off Topic
In just a few weeks I'll begin teaching Aveva Plant Design Management System Piping & Equipment Modeling v12.1. As far as I know my courses will be one of only five locations in all of North America in which one can obtain this training. This is kind of a big deal for me, particularly when industry professionals in the area brought this opportunity to me versus me pursuing it. It won't be long before I'll resign my position as Drafting & Design Instructor and return to industry to get back to designing, but still teaching PDMS as an adjunct professor two nights a week. With these credentials under my belt my future is bright... and it's incredibly humbling to think about how this pretty much just fell into my lap. I've been so blessed in the last decade or so that I've taken to quoting Dave Ramsey when asked how I'm doing; "better than I deserve"... ain't it the truth.


Every time my elbow bends my mouth flies open.


  • FanOfFanboysFanOfFanboys Posts: 2,047
    Awesome! Congrats dude
  • BakerManBakerMan Posts: 159
    BakerMan - Purcellville, VA "When its smokin' its cookin', when its black its done"
  • bud812bud812 Posts: 1,849
    Best of luck to you. :-c

    Not to get technical, but according to chemistry alcohol is a solution...

    Large & Small BGE

    Stockton Ca.

  • tnbarbqtnbarbq Posts: 248
    Congrats!  You cooking for the class?
    Mid TN. Hangin' in the 'Boro. MIM Judge
  • BYS1981BYS1981 Posts: 2,530
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 16,777

    I have thought about this post and its relevance for a while and the best I can do is:

    DILLIGAF.  But enjoy.

    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • ParallelParallel Posts: 433
    lousubcap said:

    I have thought about this post and its relevance for a while and the best I can do is:

    DILLIGAF.  But enjoy.

    THAT is why it's in the "off topic" forum... so if you don't GAF then don't open off topic threads.

    Every time my elbow bends my mouth flies open.
  • EGGATLEGGATL Posts: 23
    Be sure to include a BGE in your designs.
    Greetings from SForum.
    Atlanta, Georgia area
  • Black_BadgerBlack_Badger Posts: 1,182
    Very cool dude, congrats.

    Finally back in the Badger State!

    Middleton, WI
  • SookieSookie Posts: 329
    edited July 2013

    Good for you.  Anytime that someone is able to do something that they love and earn a living, that's a blessing.  All my best.


  • NJ_BBQNJ_BBQ Posts: 116
    There's a phrase that I truly beleive in - "If you want something done right, give it to someone who is busy". For industry professionals to offer this to you shows you haven't been resting and have been busy doing something right. Best of luck!
    Basking  Ridge, NJ - XL with KAB
  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,674
    Very cool. congrats!

    Rowlett, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings


  • ParallelParallel Posts: 433
    edited July 2013
    Thanks y'all. I'm pretty much wearing ALL of the hats on this venture. I'm even printing, collating and binding the training guides myself. I'm sure that I could get someone to do it for me... but I don't want to have issues with training guides in the middle of the course.



    Every time my elbow bends my mouth flies open.
    edited July 2013
    I too am an adjunct professor in higher ed. Its rewarding to be in front of a group of individuals that expect you to know your stuff. its a wonderful experience/opportunity for you. 

    GOOD LUCK!!! I'm sure you will do well. It appears you are very organized; which is the most important part of teaching. organized thoughts/materials = organized presentations. 
    XL BGE 
    Joe JR 
    Baltimore, MD
  • ParallelParallel Posts: 433
    edited July 2013
    For those who might be curious as to exactly what Aveva PDMS is...

    Those who DGAF... carry on.

    Every time my elbow bends my mouth flies open.
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