Hands-on learning and training with an actual pro is well worth the price of admission. I learn best by doing; therefore if I can see and touch the equipment or software, I retain the info better. How can anyone pass up the opportunity to learn from those who have several years to decades of experience? My advisor and mentor hold a wealth of information they are willing to pass on, but you are not going to be spoon-fed. You will be challenged to think things through first before acting. I have enjoyed and learned much through the learning process with these two gentlemen. It?s like on-the-job-training on steroids.