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their activities so that they acquire practical expe­rience that is essential for their future tasks in the field. This as­sures that the user receives the best installation and maintenance service possible."
As previously mentioned, a phase which receives very special attention is the actual training on the equipment itself. German Cas­tro, who joined the Company in Colombia in 1954 and has worked for NCR organizations in Panama, El Salvador, and the Technical
Education Center in Puerto Rico, is Education Hardware Specialist in the International Center. Re­ferring to this particular phase of the training, Mr. Castro said: "We consider that the training on the equipment itself is the most impor­tant part of the course since this is the activity in which the students are engaged when they return to their respective countries. The knowledge and experience they acquire here is what they will ap­ply when they install and render service to a system. There are two phases of training on the equip­ment. In the first, the students work with programs
and familiar­ize themselves with the operation of the machine. In the other, they become acquainted with the in­ternal functions of the equipment and carry out troubleshooting. Here, we put "bugs" in the ma­chine to simulate conditions of malfunctions which occur in field installations and we ask the stu­dents to analyze these problems. In the first part of the course, we teach them troubleshooting tech­niques. For example, we show them how to display certain areas of the memory, how to use and synchronize certain functions in order to determine through ana­lyzing oscilloscope displays wheth­er specific modules are operating correctly or not.