He began his employment in Invercargill at TR Taylor Motors Ltd. They specialised in Mazda and all things rotary at that time. After completing his trade training, he spent a year focussing on automatic transmissions with a local specialist before taking up a service management role. Over the years he worked for another automotive franchise Graham Motors Ltd in Invercargill that included both Asian and European vehicles, before taking up a teaching role at Southern Institute of Technology. This involved training automotive apprentices, pre trade, school and foundation level students. After 16 enjoyable years he joined the team at NMIT in a similar role.
“I enjoy seeing students get excited about what they are learning, do more homework and study more than they’ve ever done before and move from needing a lot of assistance to becoming a lot more self-sufficient in their learning. I take a lot of pride in having been a part of the success of both full-time students and apprentices,” he says.
Automotive Technicians Certificate, Advanced Trade Automotive Engineering, New Zealand Diploma in Adult Education and Training