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    The purpose of WWAT is to link those who are interested in learning various skills in Appropriate Technology fields with those who are interested in taking on workers in an internship type of arrangement. WWAT is just the initial networking tool; the interested parties work out the details between themselves.

    Please introduce yourself to the list. Let us know your interests and skills, and you might be surprised at the opportunities that show up in your email.

    The intent of this list is not so much to be a discussion as a networking tool. In order to make that happen, we have to be willing to send an email that says "Here's what I have to offer, here's what I'm interested in." I suspect that a number of our subscribers haven't gotten to the point of articulating *specifically* what they want to learn. It can be a little daunting, since "appropriate technology" can encompass so many interrelated disciplines.

    My suggestion, in light of that, is to write a post anyway. Your interests will become more clear to you as you write it, and as time goes on. Let the others here know what you're interested in, and feel free to point each other to resources that may fill the needs in another's posts.

    This list is just one part of WWAT's work. A number of people are engaged in things like putting together "sample" agreements for internship and other type arragements, and there are "members" of WWAT who are not on Email.

    Archives of the list are available. Beginning in January 2002, messages have been archived at http://groups.yahoo.com/groups/greenbuilder-wwat/

    Please read the list guidelines (see below) before engaging in discussion. In addition, familiarize yourself with how the list operates, especially if you've never participated in an Internet email discussion group before. It's a good idea to save this message somewhere so you know how to unsubscribe.

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