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  • krcorwin
    Once again it s been a number of years since my retraining experience but I was in my mid forties at the time and preferred the shorter route to job training
    Message 1 of 6 , Nov 14, 2006
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      Once again it's been a number of years since my retraining
      experience but I was in my mid forties at the time and preferred the
      shorter route to job training myself so I took a one year computer
      programming certification course which frankly got me a reasonably
      well paying job without it beding necessary to take the general ed
      courses necessary to complete a degree program. As you may or may
      not know many computer industry job qualifications are expressaed by
      vendor certification rather than traditional university
      matriculation, so preparing for and taking tests offered by the
      likes of Microsoft or Intuit or Macromedia can offer a fast track to
      some pretty satisfying career
      Good Luck
      Kurt


      --- In owcp@yahoogroups.com, "Ronnie" <Bearcatback1@...> wrote:
      >
      > Kurt thank you. I think that vocational rehab would be a fine idea
      if
      > it works right. I told my rehab man my picks for school and none
      were
      > no good. I wanted to go to a 2 year school and he said that it
      would
      > be to much unecessarry education. Things such as english, math and
      > science are classes he said that don't help me get skilled. I just
      > wish I knew a way to make sure that I would get all that I'm
      entitled
      > to. Thank you again Ronnie--- In
      owcp@yahoogroups.com, "krcorwin"
      > <krcorwin@> wrote:
      > >
      > > Hi Ronnie, I'm Kurt.
      > > I did Voc Rehab in the mkid 90's. The evaluation and
      recmmendation
      > > process is absurdly expensiv e and nolt at all helpful, but the
      > > training money is real. As long as you jump through the
      necessary
      > > hoops to get past the contracters that are meant to recommend a
      > course
      > > of training for you. Play their games, take their sorry ass
      little
      > > tests, but be certain that you've done your homework and you'll
      get
      > > the training you want and need.
      > >
      > > --- In owcp@yahoogroups.com, "Ronnie" <Bearcatback1@> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > Hi my name is Ronnie and I've been dealing with an on the job
      > injury
      > > > and owcp for 27 months. Has anyone ever dealt with vocational
      > > > rehabilitation?
      > > >
      > >
      >
    • Felicia
      I have not yet gotten to the retraining part of the program, but my impression is that they want to give you the least amount of training that you ll need to
      Message 2 of 6 , Nov 14, 2006
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        I have not yet gotten to the retraining part of the
        program, but my impression is that they want to give you
        the least amount of training that you'll need to get a
        job. One of my dad's friends was in either the same or a
        similar program. He was no longer able to work as a PHD
        in electrical engineering (because of problems with his
        hands), and they wanted to retrain him as a barber. If
        you have a specific job that you think you should be
        trained for (and a good argument as to how it is
        equivalent to your previous job), you will probably have
        better luck getting that training than if you tell them
        that you want to go to a 2 year school. If you go into a
        vocational training program at a community college, you
        might be able to squeeze in the other classes.

        Good luck! -- Felicia


        >> Kurt thank you. I think that vocational rehab would be a
        >> fine idea
        > if
        >> it works right. I told my rehab man my picks for school
        >> and none
        > were
        >> no good. I wanted to go to a 2 year school and he said
        >> that it
        > would
        >> be to much unecessarry education. Things such as
        >> english, math and
        >> science are classes he said that don't help me get
        >> skilled. I just
        >> wish I knew a way to make sure that I would get all that
        >> I'm
        > entitled
        >> to. Thank you again Ronnie--- In
        > owcp@yahoogroups.com, "krcorwin"
        >> <krcorwin@> wrote:
        >> >
        >> > Hi Ronnie, I'm Kurt.
        >> > I did Voc Rehab in the mkid 90's. The evaluation and
        > recmmendation
        >> > process is absurdly expensiv e and nolt at all
        >> helpful, but the
        >> > training money is real. As long as you jump through
        >> the
        > necessary
        >> > hoops to get past the contracters that are meant to
        >> recommend a
        >> course
        >> > of training for you. Play their games, take their
        >> sorry ass
        > little
        >> > tests, but be certain that you've done your homework
        >> and you'll
        > get
        >> > the training you want and need.
        >> >
        >> > --- In owcp@yahoogroups.com, "Ronnie" <Bearcatback1@>
        >> wrote:
        >> > >
        >> > > Hi my name is Ronnie and I've been dealing with an
        >> on the job
        >> injury
        >> > > and owcp for 27 months. Has anyone ever dealt with
        >> vocational
        >> > > rehabilitation?
        >> > >
        >> >
        >>
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        > Yahoo! Groups Links
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
      • Ronnie
        -I m getting surgery in 2 days to fix my injury. What s crazy is the fact that my rehab man and rehabilitaion specialist at owcp have gone and signed me up for
        Message 3 of 6 , Nov 18, 2006
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          -I'm getting surgery in 2 days to fix my injury. What's crazy is the
          fact that my rehab man and rehabilitaion specialist at owcp have gone
          and signed me up for computer aided design classes sceduled to start
          in January. These guys are hell bent on getting me off the owcp
          benefits. I didn't even pick out this training. My rehab man did. If
          I can't go in January My rehab man is going to see if I can take
          internet classes. They are crazy. They don't care about nothing. I'm
          looking forward to the day I'm through with these owcp people. They
          are awful. -- In owcp@yahoogroups.com, "Felicia" <felicia@...> wrote:
          >
          > I have not yet gotten to the retraining part of the
          > program, but my impression is that they want to give you
          > the least amount of training that you'll need to get a
          > job. One of my dad's friends was in either the same or a
          > similar program. He was no longer able to work as a PHD
          > in electrical engineering (because of problems with his
          > hands), and they wanted to retrain him as a barber. If
          > you have a specific job that you think you should be
          > trained for (and a good argument as to how it is
          > equivalent to your previous job), you will probably have
          > better luck getting that training than if you tell them
          > that you want to go to a 2 year school. If you go into a
          > vocational training program at a community college, you
          > might be able to squeeze in the other classes.
          >
          > Good luck! -- Felicia
          >
          >
          > >> Kurt thank you. I think that vocational rehab would be a
          > >> fine idea
          > > if
          > >> it works right. I told my rehab man my picks for school
          > >> and none
          > > were
          > >> no good. I wanted to go to a 2 year school and he said
          > >> that it
          > > would
          > >> be to much unecessarry education. Things such as
          > >> english, math and
          > >> science are classes he said that don't help me get
          > >> skilled. I just
          > >> wish I knew a way to make sure that I would get all that
          > >> I'm
          > > entitled
          > >> to. Thank you again Ronnie--- In
          > > owcp@yahoogroups.com, "krcorwin"
          > >> <krcorwin@> wrote:
          > >> >
          > >> > Hi Ronnie, I'm Kurt.
          > >> > I did Voc Rehab in the mkid 90's. The evaluation and
          > > recmmendation
          > >> > process is absurdly expensiv e and nolt at all
          > >> helpful, but the
          > >> > training money is real. As long as you jump through
          > >> the
          > > necessary
          > >> > hoops to get past the contracters that are meant to
          > >> recommend a
          > >> course
          > >> > of training for you. Play their games, take their
          > >> sorry ass
          > > little
          > >> > tests, but be certain that you've done your homework
          > >> and you'll
          > > get
          > >> > the training you want and need.
          > >> >
          > >> > --- In owcp@yahoogroups.com, "Ronnie" <Bearcatback1@>
          > >> wrote:
          > >> > >
          > >> > > Hi my name is Ronnie and I've been dealing with an
          > >> on the job
          > >> injury
          > >> > > and owcp for 27 months. Has anyone ever dealt with
          > >> vocational
          > >> > > rehabilitation?
          > >> > >
          > >> >
          > >>
          > >
          > >
          > >
          > >
          > >
          > >
          > > Yahoo! Groups Links
          > >
          > >
          > >
          > >
          > >
          >
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