RSD Academy is creating free vocational education
24

patrons

$69
per month
There is a growing need for trained electronics technicians. Many industries, including computers, telecommunications, medicine and many more rely on electronics technicians to operate and maintain their equipment and infrastructure. The need is increasing as yesterday's generation of technicians retires to be replaced by the next generation.

Unfortunately, opportunities to train in electronics technology are waning. Despite the need for more technicians, many schools have had trouble attracting students and have discontinued their electronics programs. Other schools, unable to meet strict government regulations have been shut down by the government. Yet others have shut down voluntarily. Companies and government agencies have a critical need for more electronics technicians and are having difficulty finding qualified people.

This is why I created RSD Academy (rsdacademy.net). I developed these classes at a nationally accredited vocational school and now I'm putting them online for free. By providing free online education I don't have the problems that are forcing brick and mortar schools out of electronics or out of business altogether. I don't have to jump through government bureaucracy hoops and I don't have to choose between quality education and profit.

However, free education is not free. Therefore, I am appealing to those who benefit--either students who benefit directly or businesses that benefit indirectly--to voluntarily donate to help me develop RSD Academy.

If you are unable to donate you can still help. The textbooks and video lectures at RSD Academy are free for anyone to use. Students may use RSD Academy as an online course in electronics technology. Instructors at brick and mortar schools are also free to use the materials to supplement their curriculum. Whenever you watch a video lecture at RSD Academy (see RSD Academy on YouTube), assuming you aren't using a ad blocker, I receive advertising revenue. You can help by watching, giving my videos a thumbs-up and telling others about RSD Academy. So please help by donating or spreading the word.

Bob DuHamel
RSD Academy





Tiers
Free Education
$1 or more per month 11 patrons
This donation level has no reward, except it does--free education. Higher education is expensive. Many students are unable or unwilling to go into debt for student loans. Donating to RSD Academy helps keep education free. Even small donations make a big difference. Thank you.
Early Access
$3 or more per month 3 patrons
You will have access to our videos 24 hours before they go public. I will also occasionally give access to raw video and partially edited videos before they are polished and ready for prime time.
Not Ready for Prime Time
$5 or more per month 9 patrons
Everything from lower tiers plus you will receive access to my not yet published textbooks (works in progress) and not yet published future editions of existing textbooks.
Your Name and Link at RSD Academy
$10 or more per month 1 patron
You are a big help. You will get your name with a link to your website or YouTube channel (family friendly only) on our contributors page at RSD Academy. Of course, business names are allowed. Please send the name of your business, website or YouTube channel along with the URL to  [email protected]
Your Name Big and Bold
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
You will get your name or your company name listed in bold face with a link to your company website on our contributors page. Go to rsdacademy.net/support.php for information about possible additional rewards.  Please send the name of your business, website or YouTube channel along with the URL to [email protected]
Sponsor
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
We have reserved space for banner ads at the top of our textbook pages. We are currently showing ads from Google, but intend to provide this space to companies that donate to RSD Academy at Patreon.


Contact us at: [email protected] for more information.

Goals
$69 of $3,000 per month
This modest goal will allow me to devote more time to RSD Academy. A lot of work is still in development. If I can devote more time this will go a lot faster.
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There is a growing need for trained electronics technicians. Many industries, including computers, telecommunications, medicine and many more rely on electronics technicians to operate and maintain their equipment and infrastructure. The need is increasing as yesterday's generation of technicians retires to be replaced by the next generation.

Unfortunately, opportunities to train in electronics technology are waning. Despite the need for more technicians, many schools have had trouble attracting students and have discontinued their electronics programs. Other schools, unable to meet strict government regulations have been shut down by the government. Yet others have shut down voluntarily. Companies and government agencies have a critical need for more electronics technicians and are having difficulty finding qualified people.

This is why I created RSD Academy (rsdacademy.net). I developed these classes at a nationally accredited vocational school and now I'm putting them online for free. By providing free online education I don't have the problems that are forcing brick and mortar schools out of electronics or out of business altogether. I don't have to jump through government bureaucracy hoops and I don't have to choose between quality education and profit.

However, free education is not free. Therefore, I am appealing to those who benefit--either students who benefit directly or businesses that benefit indirectly--to voluntarily donate to help me develop RSD Academy.

If you are unable to donate you can still help. The textbooks and video lectures at RSD Academy are free for anyone to use. Students may use RSD Academy as an online course in electronics technology. Instructors at brick and mortar schools are also free to use the materials to supplement their curriculum. Whenever you watch a video lecture at RSD Academy (see RSD Academy on YouTube), assuming you aren't using a ad blocker, I receive advertising revenue. You can help by watching, giving my videos a thumbs-up and telling others about RSD Academy. So please help by donating or spreading the word.

Bob DuHamel
RSD Academy





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Tiers
Free Education
$1 or more per month 11 patrons
This donation level has no reward, except it does--free education. Higher education is expensive. Many students are unable or unwilling to go into debt for student loans. Donating to RSD Academy helps keep education free. Even small donations make a big difference. Thank you.
Early Access
$3 or more per month 3 patrons
You will have access to our videos 24 hours before they go public. I will also occasionally give access to raw video and partially edited videos before they are polished and ready for prime time.
Not Ready for Prime Time
$5 or more per month 9 patrons
Everything from lower tiers plus you will receive access to my not yet published textbooks (works in progress) and not yet published future editions of existing textbooks.
Your Name and Link at RSD Academy
$10 or more per month 1 patron
You are a big help. You will get your name with a link to your website or YouTube channel (family friendly only) on our contributors page at RSD Academy. Of course, business names are allowed. Please send the name of your business, website or YouTube channel along with the URL to  [email protected]
Your Name Big and Bold
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
You will get your name or your company name listed in bold face with a link to your company website on our contributors page. Go to rsdacademy.net/support.php for information about possible additional rewards.  Please send the name of your business, website or YouTube channel along with the URL to [email protected]
Sponsor
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
We have reserved space for banner ads at the top of our textbook pages. We are currently showing ads from Google, but intend to provide this space to companies that donate to RSD Academy at Patreon.


Contact us at: [email protected] for more information.