Today was the first day of school.
Some of my faithful readers may already know this, but I was “let go” from my job on November 30 after 18-1/2 years.
Much has changed since I last had to go job-hunting. Everybody wants web skills — HTML, Flash, Dreamweaver, etc. So through the auspices of the Washington State Employment Security Department, I am taking advantage of the Worker Retraining benefit, and today began studying toward an AAAS (Associate of Applied Arts and Sciences) degree in Visual Communications Technology: Multimedia Video track. If all goes well, I will graduate in June 2013 with new, more marketable skills.
The next eleven or so weeks will keep me hopping. I’m taking Principles of Marketing, Beginning Photography, and Photoshop I. All three classes have a lab component, even the Marketing class. I expect that I will be able to upload images from class assignments for the Photography and Photoshop classes.