I began this apprentice program in late May. Because of the COVID crisis, I started with the online program. I found that being able to learn at my own pace was extremely helpful during the summer months because I have 3 kids and we were all staying home. Once the school was able to open, I did come in to get some of my hands-on instruction and practicals done. I immediately found that in person learning makes a huge difference in my understanding of the lessons. I was able to ask questions and get clarification on the material in real time. Although I had already completed levels 1 & 2 through the online instruction, I decided it would benefit me to sit in class & receive actual instruction. It absolutely has! Where before I had a somewhat understanding of the material, now having been in the class, I can say with confidence that I get it. And as I am training to be an electrician, getting and understanding the material is extremely important.