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Re: [vendtalk] request for information regarding training

Subject: Re: [vendtalk] request for information regarding training
From: "James T. Chinn"
Date: Sat, 11 Aug 2007 16:29:28 -1000
Dear Tom,

     Having done research into 13 other States regarding their certification 
programs,I am sure that you have noted many similarities and some 
differences.  We , in Hawaii, are in the process of updating our approved 
training program and training manual as both were approved many years ago 
and hve been the basis of our certification program.

     Our trainees are given instruction in the basics of operating their own 
vending stands.  Following their classroom training, they are mentored by 
several licensed vendors who operate stands or businesses of various sizes. 
This hands-on training gives the trainee an idea of what to expect when he 
or she are awarded their own vending facility.  An evaluation of their 
performance in the classroom and vending stands is done along with a test of 
subjects prior to certification.  Certification is dependent on a good 
evaluation and a passing test score.  The time for all these events to 
happen could vary from State to State depending on their time tables.

     These are some of the basic of our program here in Hawaii.

Good Luck and Aloha,

James Chinn, Subcommittee Chairman of
Vendor Training and Retraining
Hawaii State Committee of Blind Vendors
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tom Torvie" <[email protected]>
To: <[email protected]>
Sent: Saturday, August 11, 2007 2:38 PM
Subject: [vendtalk] request for information regarding training

>I am attempting to enter BEP in Alaska, and I am finding great difficulty
> working with the state to begin training.
> There is some question regarding what is expected in terms of time.  I 
> have
> been told to expect 'two to three years' of training prior to 
> certification
> as a vendor.  I was also told certification was based on the level of
> operation expected. (Alaska does not have more than one certification).
> Please let me know what other states are requiring for training.  I was 
> only
> able to determine info on thirteen states, based on Web pages.
> Thank you very much in advance.
> Tom Torvie
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