Butler VA Health Care System
Monday, June 8, 2020U.S. Army Veteran Kathleen Cashaw will celebrate her 62nd birthday this summer. She is also celebrating this summer for another reason - earning her college degree!
With the support from the Butler VA’s Vocational Rehabilitation Program, Kathleen has achieved her goal of completing her Associates of Arts Degree as a Medical Assistant at Butler Community College (BC3).
“The Vocational Rehabilitation staff at the Butler VA always gave me encouragement,” said Kathleen. “I had doubts about completing the degree, but the Voc Rehab staff always directed me to the positive of completing the program rather than the negative thoughts that I was having (like being too old!).”
Vocational Rehabilitation at the Butler VA assists Veterans to prepare for, find, and maintain suitable jobs. Employment services such as job training, employment-seeking skills, resume development, and other work-readiness assistance is available for Veterans to achieve their employment goals.
“I cannot thank the staff in Vocational Rehabilitation enough. They were instrumental in my success and I have been given confidence to continue my education—Bachelor of Science, my ultimate ‘Bucket List!’”
Kathleen encourages other Veterans to reach out to Vocational Rehabilitation for support and assistance. Her other advice: “You are never too old to pursue your dreams. If you really want to succeed you will. It takes hard work, but never succumb to the negative, look for the positive.”
Congrats Kathleen, and congrats to all our student Veterans in the class of 2020!
To learn more about Vocational Rehabilitation at the Butler VA, talk to your health care team, or call the Butler VA Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist at 800-362-8262 Ext. 6164.