Well I downloaded the ROP .... 998(? )pages.
I don't mean this to be a wise guy, but sincerely.... what should we do with this?
What would you expect the average electrician to do with this?
What you have stated above is most of the point I have been trying to express.
I teach anywhere from 3 -5 days/nights a week. The students range from brand new to the industry up to men in their 60s. They have backrounds of no college and barely getting through high school to engineers with degrees.
Basically they all come voluntarily as there is no CEU requirements where I am teaching.
These guys struggle with the NEC. The reading level of the NEC is close to college level, where most who graduate high school in this country have a 6th grade reading level.
The guys in my class struggle with the code, the get frustrated and then sometimes downright mad.
Over the last 10 or so years of training, I have become a lot more sympathetic towards the students. I understand their lives do not center around the NEC, work yes, not the NEC. It is just too difficult for them and the lack of time they have to put into it, coupled with the frustration, leads to them only learning what they have to.
Again, this leads back to...how can we help these guys who are soooo close to learning, to actually spend the time and learn?
What is their real reward?