Hi, all. Appreciate all the info here. I'll be brief, for now.
My question is whether voc rehab is any good, or just a bunch of people getting money from the state for worthless or "worth-little" training.
A coworker of mine was retrained 2 years ago as an IT professional. He says the training seemed to be focused on getting him to pass his cert exams, and what he was actually learning was unimportant. Now, 2 years later, he can't get a job because IT certs don't mean anything. They want experience and/or actual understanding of IT stuff.
Sounds like just a bunch of people feeding off the state "gravy train".
My problem is that I can't kneel or squat for very long (which my current job requires). I'm 50 yrs old and have a family to support.
I could go back to my current job and do the strength training exercises for my knees (that I failed to do) and might be okay. Or, is it worth it to go on disability, live in the "poor house" for that period of time, and get retrained? Is it real or is it a ruse?
Anyone have any rehab success stories? Any info from anyone would be truly appreciated. Thanks in advance.