Problems and Help
A lot of high school dropouts never had a ‘fair chance'. Many of us grew up in homes where there was poverty, neglect, abuse, drugs or alcohol, serious family illness, divorce…..many of those problems or many pains from those problems are with us today.
There is help.
You just have to ask. Community Services usually can refer you to the right place, or look in the Yellow Pages on the internet under Self-Help or Associations. Most self-help groups like Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous, etc. have local chapters. It helps to talk with people who have suffered similar things to you.
Work Safety Tips -
Dropouts often start in entry-level jobs where there might not be much training. This link is very useful for helping you know the potential dangers on the job and your rights.
Inspirational Web Sites
You need to keep optimistic. You need to learn how to ‘sell yourself'. You can benefit from practical tips that made other people successful in life.
Practical Upgrading Courses
Canadian Army Recruiting
Alberta Distance Learning
Sounds corny but for people who ‘need a framework' and a future, the army can be a real blessing. Canadian forces have served proudly around the world. There are many programs in the forces and of all the Canadian educational facilities, they are one of the few that actually tries to match a person's skills, interests and abilities to a suitable job.
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