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After spending 40 years at a previous job, 61-year-old Randy Shawger went back to school and got a degree from Rosedale Technical College.

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Screen Shot 2016-06-29 at 9.02.18 AMAfter spending 40 years at a previous job, 61-year-old Randy Shawger went back to school and got a degree from Rosedale Technical College.

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From Len Boselovic’s article on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette website:

People who believe in the old saying that “those who can, do; those who can’t teach” may change their minds after hearing mechanic Randy Shawger’s story.

After spending four decades working on everything from lawn mowers to locomotives at the former Horsehead zinc smelter near Monaca, the 61-year-old Beaver County resident went back to trade school in November 2014 not knowing what his second act was going to be. But after getting a degree from Rosedale Technical College in March, Mr. Shawger joined the teaching staff of the Kennedy trade school a few days later.

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“I did it for a long time, so I figured I can teach it, too,” he said.

The decision to go back to school, much less pursue a career he briefly considered after graduating from high school, wasn’t as easy as Mr. Shawger makes it sound.

Click HERE to read the entire article about Randy Shawger on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette website.

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