|Author||Subject: Re: injured worker vocational assistance|
|Frank Lehn|| Posted At 07:32:32 11/28/2000
I am presently going through vocational rehab, enrolled as a full-time student at Clark College in Vancouver. By next June I will have earned my Certificate of Proficiency in Electronic Pre-press, although the classes required for that certification will apply toward a large number of related certifications, mostly in the graphic communications and electronic (computer) publishing fields. Right now there is a high demand for people with training in those fields, and even the starting pay is a livable wage. I may not start out at the $20 per hour that I made working in a mill, but I would rather earn less doing a job that wasn't slowly killing me.
My only complaint about this process -- and it *is* a serious complaint -- is the usual communication problems in dealing with the bozos at L&I. But of course, that is a problem with any kind of dealings with them. I don't know what the qualifications for becoming a case manager are, but common sense and decency certainly are not among them.
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