Dad’s Night School Efforts Brought Rewards
Thinking back to years when I was a much younger office trainee, we didn’t have the online education and e-learning that is so fantastic today. All our opportunities had to be found in text books and stuff from the library. Although my own father was very entrprising and took himself off to night school for 4 years to brush up his technical drawing skills to the point where he was qualified to get a good job with a huge multi national defence firm. Not many forty odd year old family men would have had the stamina to do that twice a week after being at his paid work all day. In those far off days he would bring his text books home and be reading up the subject every evening after the family meal was cleared away. We had to keep as quiet as we could so he could concentrate. He had always been keen on drawing and sketching so this part was no effort. I often wonder how much easier it would have been for him to be able to tap into the incredible amount of e-learning and home study courses available in the online learning sector today !