David - Merritt WorkBC Centre

13 June 2019
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 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 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. 

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Updated: 12 June 2019