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In celebration of 100 years, we're sharing stories about the people who have shaped SAIT throughout our first century.
 What’s your #SAITstory? If you have a special memory or connection to SAIT, we want to hear about it. Tell us your story.
11 Oct
Learning is my bread and water

Learning is my bread and water

“Well, the fact that I could read before I started school — that kind of tells you. I wanted to learn. I wanted to learn the language. I wanted to learn what words meant. 

My mother was a big help with that of course. “What do you want to read?” I read the comics. Like Dick Tracy, or what’s some of the others? If I thought about it, I could come up with quite a few of the old-time comics, like Gasoline Alley.

Learning is like bread and water to me. What else can you do? That’s how I see it. I’m not interested in sports. I’m not interested in all kinds of things that most people are, but I find that being able to do things for myself is very fulfilling. I like to think about the jobs that I’ve done, even the jobs that I’ve done ten years ago. 

I’d love to come here for some upgrading because I need it. I know that. You see, the last upgrading course I took was in the late ’80s. That’s a long time ago. So I know I need some upgrading, particularly in mechanics. Machine shop, I’m OK, I don’t need much upgrading there. But mechanics, I sure do. There are a lot of things I can’t handle anymore, at least in the newer shop.”

Ted Weale, Machining ‘49


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