David - Merritt WorkBC ESC

14 September 2016
For the past 25 years I worked for a catering company throughout BC. For the past three years I have been off work due to a work related injury after a fall.

Not being able to work I was put on disability. WCB didn’t do a thing and I was cut off. I asked to be retrained and was told that WCB didn’t do that anymore.  

In the past I worked for Benchmark Property out of Langley as their security officer looking after 13 buildings between Surrey and Langley. I did this for three years until they sold the management company that put me out of work. I then went back to cooking in camps throughout BC and Alberta for a Gas and Oil company. If it wasn’t for the Ashcroft WorkBC Employment Services Centre stepping up to the plate for me and helping me to get my feet back on the ground, I don’t know where I’d be at this point in getting retrained as a security guard and moving to Merritt.

The Merritt WorkBC Employment Services Centre helped me get my security license and get a job interview with Reliant Security. I am now employed with Reliant Security. I’ve been to the Terrace and Merritt BC Hydro substation. I am at this point in Fort St John working security for Fort St John BC Hydro. I am proud of myself setting a goal and sticking with it. 

Visit the WorkBC Employment Services Centre Merritt to learn more about the employment services and supports offered.