Wednesday, August 29, 2007

A Career Switch

Some people are content to stay in the same career their entire working life. Others jump jobs about as often as they change their skivvies. Then there are those who make a thought out decision to try their hand at a new career, at becoming an entrepreneur. And there are our disabled vets who have no choice but to start a new career.

Since at Brooke Training we are certified and train many disabled vets for a new career this article from USA Today caught my eye. As sited in the article many vets can’t simply go back to their old career. Some didn’t have a career path started before they went to serve our country. We are honored to be able to work with this group of vets, to teach them what we know and try to inspire them to seek the path God has prepared for them.

Entrepreneurial lessons offered to disabled vets

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Before enlisting, Christina Hill delivered the mail. In the Army, she was a Blackhawk helicopter mechanic.

After a 127mm rocket explosion in Iraq left her with shrapnel wounds, bone loss in her right arm, nerve damage in her leg left and post-traumatic stress disorder, neither of those careers was still open to her. Or much else.

"If an employer sees you have a disability, they believe your capabilities are minimized," said Hill, 24, of Royal Oak, Mich.

"I don't want a job like that. I don't see myself having set limits so I figure I should work for myself," said Hill, who served four years in the Army — including a 15-month tour in Iraq — before leaving as a sergeant last November. Read the whole story

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