So...I'll be leaving government service
sometime in the coming year or so and, if I can come up with a plan, the reasons for, etc, I may be able to get my Skipper's ticket paid for on the government
dime. Only thing is, they want to see "return" for their investment, which means proof that I can use that training to make at least 60-80% of my pre-'retirement' income
I'm not sure how to go about proving that, but that's another kettle of fish
, I suppose.
I'm near to Ottawa, Ontario
...would anyone have any recommendations as to schools or courses that could train me from a flat-out landlubber to getting certification
that would qualify me to, say, deliver yachts coastally (I wasn't sure if "coastally" was a word, but it must be now because I used it!
)? If I can find businesses where Captains are hired to do just that, and give the gov't a dollar amount these folks tend to be paid, this may help my argument. I'm imagining that, at some point during my training, the St. Lawrence will no longer suffice and I'll likely end up having to take the show to one coast or another, although I have no experience to back that up with.
Thank you for entertaining my n00b-ness..