Awesome stuff guys. I like the advice about getting a Business Management degree, that's actually what my girlfriend is starting in September if she moves to where I am (long distance now). I may look into also
My work schedule now is 7 days on then 7 off so I have lots of time to study on the 7 off plus the downtime at work. I think I will try to get my CompTIA A+, Network+, Security + and then work towards CCNA because where I am in Alberta I notice most of the companies use Cisco and the salries are huge here.. I seen a helpdesk job posted with not so crazy requirement a few days ago for $35/hr. My office also uses Cisco and it's a big company. I'm going to have a chat with the IT guy there who I am really friendly with, only thing is I wasn't so interested in IT before so we didn't talk about it.
If I get the certs it can't hurt, maybe try to get my foot in the door somewhere.