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Feb 2011 Vol. 2, Iss. 38

 

Dear Subscriber:

For our friends to the North of Packer Nation we congratulate them on a great win in the Super Bowl!

We invite you to our session on BGA , BTC and very fine pitch SMT rework at APEX. Be sure to add this to your schedule. View our videos on YouTube BEST will be hosting a solder printing Boot Camp this spring. More details on that soon........

For our MidAtlantic customers we will soon be announcing a location close to you where we be coming for training!

Do not forget to check out my

blog  about rework and repair.  


I would be interested in your comments on my musing on the differences between geeks, nerds and dorks.
Thanks! Bob Wettermann
President, BEST Inc.
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Grant Funds Avail in IL for Training-Applications due Feb 25th
 

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The Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity's (DCEO)

Employer Training Investment Program (ETIP) supports Illinois workers' efforts to upgrade their skills and remain current in new technologies and business practices.

APPLY NOW

ETIP grants may reimburse Illinois companies for up to 50 percent of the cost of training their employees. Grants may be awarded to individual businesses, intermediary organizations operating multi-company training projects, and original equipment manufacturers sponsoring multi-company training for their Illinois suppliers.

 
 
2011 Training Schedule-Chicago   

Classes Held at BEST - Chicago

JSTD-001 CIT Certification
Jan 3-7 March 7-11 May 2-6 June 6-10
JSTD-001 CIT Space Addendum
Jan 7  March 11  May 6  June 10
JSTD-001 CIT Re-certification
Jan 13-14  March 24-25  May 26-27  June 23-24
IPC-A610 CIT Certification  Jan 18-21 Feb 15-18  Mar 15-18  April 12-15  May 10-13 June 14-17  IPC-A610 CIT Re-certification

Jan 11-12  March 22-23  May 24-25  June 21-22
IPC 7711/21 CIT Certification

Jan 24-28  Feb 28-March 4  May 16-20
IPC 7711/21 CIT Re-certification

Feb 24-25  April 7-8  June 16-17
IPC A-620 CIS Certification
Jan 31-Feb 2 April 18-20
IPC A-610 CIS Certification
Jan 25-27  Feb 22-24  April 5-7  May 17-19  
IPC JSTD-001 CIS Certification
Jan 31-Feb 4  Feb 28-March 4  April 11-15  May 23-27

Soldering 101  Jan 20-21  March 17-18  May 12-13
Surface Mount Rework  March 28-29
Advanced SMT Rework  March 30-April 1
SMT Boot Camp  Feb 8-11  May 9-12
Wires and Terminals 101  Jan 27-28  May 19-20 

Classes Held at BEST - Minneapolis

JSTD-001 CIT Certification
Jan 18-22  March 15-19  May 17-19
JSTD-001 CIT Space Addendum
Jan 22  March 19  May 21
JSTD-001 CIT Re-certification

Feb 3-4  May 5-6
IPC-A610 CIT Certification  Feb 8-11  April 12-15  June 21-24  IPC-A610 CIT Re-certification

Feb 1-2  May 3-4
IPC 7711/21 CIT Certification

March 8-12  June 7-11
IPC 7711/21 CIT Re-certification

March 1-2  June 1-2

COMING SOON-Classes to be held in MIDATLANTIC AREA!!!!!

Others avail Pls call Katy (847) 797-9250
  

You Geeks and Nerds -Be Proud!
                               

Have you ever been called a geek or a nerd. Well be proud! While official definitions for nerd, geek, and dork each use the words "inept" and "foolish." their definitions in the popular culture can be flattering to someone in a tech field.

Nerds are people of above-average intelligence who place little importance on their appearance. Nerds are often aware of their status, but they don't mind. In fact, many take pride in the putdown, as it means they're smart and not wrapped up in superficial worries.

Geek is a more specific term. Back in the day, geeks worked at carnivals, and (according to the dictionary) "bit the heads off live chickens." Today this term has a different connotation. Like nerds, geeks are smart, but they tend to focus more on technology. As Urban Dictionary explains, these are the people you make fun of in high school and later work for as an adult. Many times they are the "go to" person in a company on a given technology. Many times I find them passionate about "their" subject area.

Being called a "dork" is insulting. There's no way you can spin it into something positive. After all, even the dictionary writes that dorks are "stupid" people. To make matters worse, dorks assume they're cool. Oh, and they generally smell.

 
TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
Grant Funds in IL
2011 Training Schedule
Geeks, Nerds and Dorks
 
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Metal Stencils
BGA Reballing Preforms
PCB Repair Kit
 
 
iPhone + iPod touch Repairs
iphone 4 Repair

BEST now repairs iPhone and iPod touch. If you have damaged your screen or need a abattery upgrade please call Laura Ripoli @ (847) 797-9250.

See our repair store
 
VOCAB- Word of the Month
Vocab

valetudinarian

"val-i-too-duh-NAYR-ee-uhn, -tyood-" which can be either an adjective or a noun

 
The vocabulary you use tells others your level of intellect.

 
Definition/s:

1.verb tr.To make persistent demands for payment, especially for a debt.

noun

1. A weak or sickly person, especially one who is constantly or overly worried about his or her health.

adjective

Chronically sick or concerned about one's health. .



Usage
"Broadway theater has long been known as 'the fabulous invalid', but could the old valetudinarian finally have caught a fatal cold?."
"StikNPeel(TM)" Rework Stencil
BEST Mobile Training Center
BEST has developed a new "StikNPeel" rework stencil which insures board to stencil coplanarity. It is flexible for tight space fit requirements and does not need to be cleaned. This makes for a more repeatable, faster rework process.

These stencils are available in either 4, 5 or 6 mil thickness. 


COST
: ONLY $80.00 for a package of (10) stencils.


Order here. 
 
New Gold Finger Replating Series Part 2
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Join our channel "SolderingGeek" on YouTube as we demonstrate soldering, PCB repair and wire termination techniques. Our latest series is on goldfinger plating. See part 2 of a 3 part series.

 

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