Carpentry apprentice Marcus Treble is well on track to constructing a bright future.
“Becoming a carpenter was always at the back of my mind. I wasn’t enjoying my university course so I decided to do an apprenticeship in carpentry and I’ve loved it ever since,” he said.
Marcus, who has always had an interest in carpentry, decided to convert his passion into a career after undertaking short stints in the army reserves and at university where he studied outdoor education.
The 23-year-old says his TAFE studies have provided him with the skills and confidence to build his desired future. Marcus is now responsible for leading carpentry projects located as far as Falls Creek, reflecting his employer’s strong confidence in his capabilities.
“I’m really enjoying my job and my manager trusts the work I do. I’ve had the chance to work with another apprentice and lead major projects including our recent projects in Falls Creek. This has involved measuring up quotes, organising materials and coordinating all aspects of the job,” said Marcus who currently works with Sam O’Connor Carpentry in Bendigo.
“I thrive on opportunities where I can expand my skills. Knowledge is the key to success and I see myself learning as much I can in the next five to eight years to work my way up to becoming a builder.”