Student Profile

Georgina Whaley - Carpentry

Georgina Whaley - Carpentry

“When I was a kid I loved making things with blocks and play dough. I built a tree-house for our cat from scrap wood from our house. Other family members are now in brick laying and building so I know what I’m in for and I love it.”

“I did the free course last year and was a lot more interested in it than I thought I’d be, so when I saw the pamphlet about this next level, I was in. It had the subjects I was interested in and I’m loving what I’m learning. The tutor is strict but laid back. He puts things in order then leaves us to do the work at our own pace but he’ll put us back on track if we need it. The other students are all guys but we all support each other and socialize together – including the tutor.”

“I have to focus to keep up but I’m surprised at how much more I’m memorising than I have in the past, because I’m really keen and the tutor helps us with study skills.”

“From here I want to get an apprenticeship then hope to build family homes in the community. At the moment it’s one step at a time.”


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