WICHITA, Kansas -- It is never to late to try something new in life.
"I've always been interested in the medical field."
On Thursday night, 69-year-old Adam Thompson finally get a chance to give it a try.
"After I retired and now I get to do what I want to do, what I've always wanted to do," said Thompson.
Adam went through a year of education and training at Heritage College and two months of an internship.
"I've got several interviews so far, I'm still applying all over the place, I've had two or three real good interviews."
In just over a year, Adam is ready for a new career as an X-ray technician thanks to the help of career services.
"When you come out of a technical school, you already have the skills needed for that particular field so a lot of times our students don't have to start as low on the totem pole, they actually get to start higher up," said BreAnna Monk, Director of Career Service, Heritage College.
Just one reason, Governor Brownback is encouraging the Kansas Board of Regents to target technical education as an area of growth.
"It's not about us telling people, okay you're going into the technical field, that's where you picked your life to be. To me, this is the starter point where you go here, then you work your way through college and you work your way up to be CEO of the company and you started out as the IT guy."
After a year of hard work with what likely will be multiple job offers on his horizon, Thompson says his education delivered what was promised.
"I don't want to be retired going fishing all the time, my mind never even stops at home, it never shuts down."