Last month, Michael Vaudreuil graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute along with so many other undergraduates in his class. Vaudreuil’s situation, though, was a bit different than the rest, as he graduated at age 54.
In his past life, prior to the 2008 financial crisis, Vaudreuil ran his own 24-year-old plastering business. Once the economy took its unfavorable nosedive, Vaudreuil lost everything. So, he took the only job he could find, on the custodial staff of Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Once on staff, he was afforded the privilege of taking classes for free, and began studing mechanical engineering.
While completing his degree took a bit longer than it might have taken other students, this survivor graduated to all sorts of amazing fanfare. News outlets all over the world shared his story of incredible perseverance.
Though most folks responded to his story with praise, some severely doubted that, at his age, he’d ever land a quality job.
This week, Vaudreuil proved his haters absolutely wrong. He was offered a dream job he likely would have never thought to pursue had his life not taken all of those unforeseeable twists and turns.
Keep reading to learn all about Vaudreuil’s new dream job.
[H/T: The Washington Post]