Creative mindset produces exciting life and career

Cindy F. Cape

When Jacob Lasorso decided to change his established career direction and get his teaching certificate in his 30s, he didn’t have to look far to find inspiration. 

“My family has a long history of teachers, and Mom was the most inspiring,” says the Suncoast Technical College instructor of industrial education. “She went back to college at age 30 and got her education degree.”  

As much as he admires his mother, Lasorso initially didn’t see himself following her path.  

“I was drawn to the creativity and ingenuity that go into new technology and innovative scientific developments, and I didn’t equate teaching with immersing myself in those exciting fields,” Lasorso said.

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