Troy Ohler faced a major challenge in 2009. The electrical foreman’s career was cut short by a serious motorcycle accident. Due to his injuries, he had to figure out how to prepare for a new career while wheelchair bound. In his 40’s, Troy made the decision to return to school full-time at IRSC.
It wasn’t always easy, but he persevered. The Hobe Sound resident kept at it and earned a 3.83 GPA and was inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa honor society. Always committed to earning his degree, he will graduate with his Associate in Science Degree in Computer Information Technology in May and will then enroll in the IRSC Bachelor’s Degree program in Cyber Security. Recently Troy was recognized at a meeting of the Florida State Board of Education for his persistence and achievement. He shared in the honor with family and friends who attended the meeting held in Stuart.
Troy is looking forward to a new career in information technology and cyber security and says, “The education I’m receiving is really helping me become self-sufficient again.”