Despite having a Bachelor’s degree I had a difficult time finding gainful employment for various reasons. When my employment counselor at the VA first led me to Veterans Workshop I thought it was a pipe dream but it was the best option I had. I was offered a good job before completing their CRM Database Administration course. I started working 2 weeks after I passed my certification exam and I’ve been able to start digging myself out of the hole I’d been living in. The hopelessness and bitterness I had been dealing with is fading away. For the first time in several years I have caught myself thinking about life in a stable future. I’m glad I hadn’t completely lost touch with myself before I found this program.