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Hello everyone. As you all know I've been interning as a GIS Tech with my county's Natural Resources Department, and despite enjoying my position, it'll be ending in just over a month. It is something I dread, because I'll be right back at square one. I'll explain a bit more below.

You see, despite the fact that I have as many skills as I do, I can't get full time work. The reason why is obvious: Since I don't have a license, I can't operate a full size vehicle. Still, despite my challenges, I've become the top GIS Tech in my department. I've shown the people there what I can do, yet sometimes it feels like it's all for nothing, because despite their support, I lack experience and a driver's license so when it comes to applying for a lot of county jobs I know I can do, I'm basically out of the running simply for not having a license.

My boss suggested I try going for a restricted license, but I wouldn't know how to go about getting one..I guess I should stop running from the inevitable and at least see if it's doable. The main reason I don't drive in the first place is because no one in my immediate family had the patience to teach me.

So I have to ask, is there a way someone like me could get driving lessons? It certainly would help because public transit in my county sure is laughable. It's funny, because it feels like neither sector wants anything to do with me for various reasons, and I'm all out of ideas. So advice is certainly welcome.

Thanks,

Homer177

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