Setting Up Repair Courses
I got a question from one of my ERG members Mr Amir where he had written the article for the March Repair Article. Here is the question:
I am very inspired with you because off your expertise and struggle activites.
Sir, Kindly help and guide me in order to start training classes in Karachi pakistan for below mentioned courses.
1. Basic Electronics and Using of Instruments
2. LCD Repair
3. SMPS and CRT Display repair
4. Microwave oven and Vaccume Cleaner repair
5. Kitchen Appliances Repair
6. UPS Repair and Manufacturing.
Sir, Please guide me through tips. Actually i have an experience and knowledge but need more guidance so as to teach electronic repair courses.
iam waiting please guide me.
and below is my answer:
Do a survey to see if there is a demand for such electronic courses in your area/country. The survey should be what type of courses do they like most and what are the amounts they can pay for the courses. Check also if there is any competitor. Next, think of how to bring in students in a long term. No students means no activity in your business. This is one of the toughest jobs to do.
Once you got the data/feedback then only you prepare the workbook for the subject. My first class was attended by only one student. I did not give up and continue to work hard to look for more students and develop more repair courses. I have advertised through local newspaper, magazine and even flyers but now longer using those ways to bring in students because almost 90% knew about the repair courses through my websites.
It was not easy in the beginning and word of mouth is also a powerful tool to bring in new students. When students found that the repair course that you have given them were good, they will recommend it to their colleagues/friends and many of them will take the next course.
People skill is also important as you need to know on what to talk to them, jokes with them and etc otherwise they may find the course not interesting even though you have the best information in town. Treat students like your friends and remind them that after the course, they could contact you anytime so that they will not be left out.
The more you teach the better you are because you will know what information will benefit the students the most. Share only good information to them and please do not condemn your students even though he has made a mistake. Always encourage and motivates them.
Start with the first step that i have mentioned above and see how it goes.