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Taking a Leap into a New Life

In her mid-40s, Melissa decided to take the leap and head into a recession-proof career that she would love.

Meet Melissa, a mother of 4 who decided in her mid-40’s that she wanted to hone in on her passion for working with her hands so she took a leap and enrolled in Orleans Technical College’s A/C Refrigeration & Heating program in 2018. With the assistance of the Orleans Career Services department, Melissa found work upon graduation and is thriving in a job she loves, and a career that will be sustaining.

Watch a video of Melissa’s inspiring story

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