Lorraine Oldridge (second from the left) with fellow VTEC participants at their graduation in Perth.

Eighteen VTEC participants graduated at a ceremony in Perth earlier this month, ready to start work with Sodexo. At nearly 60 years of age, graduate Lorraine Oldridge can still hardly believe she’s found a fulltime job.

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