Jimboomba local and second-year apprentice Joshua Schmidt is on track to qualify as a boat builder with long established company, Norman R. Wright & Sons.
Joshua credits his decision to study further to his school guidance officer, who recommended that he study the Certificate III in Marine Craft Construction (MEM30705) as an apprentice.
“Doing a TAFE at School course gave me a fantastic head start in my career. Since I enjoyed furniture making, it was an easy transition to continue with a marine craft construction apprenticeship,” said Joshua.
“I initially took on a work experience opportunity with Norman R. Wright & Sons and absolutely loved it. I was so happy when the company offered me an apprenticeship as they are a great company to work for and the workshop has a positive morale among all of the work mates,” he continued.
“I would highly recommend the opportunities in the marine industry to other people thinking about apprenticeships that have positive job outcomes.”
Joshua’s parents were so impressed with the TAFE at School program that his youngest brother is also doing a carpentry course and started in Year 10.