Lucky Makita is now a qualified tradesperson and it was great to see him in the Directions office today to sign off his carpentry apprenticeship papers.
It has been quite a journey for both Lucky and Directions to reach this point of celebration. When we took Lucky on after his previous employer closed its doors, it was discovered that despite being a fourth year apprentice and having only 6 months left on his original term, Lucky had only completed 5 units of off the job training; the equivalent of a first year apprentice.
Directions was determined to see him successfully through to completion though and took on the task and the not inconsiderable cost of making things right.
“It would have been a LOT harder,” Lucky shared when asked about his prospects of completion prior to Directions becoming his group training organisation (GTO).
Lucky has undergone intensive TAFE study in the last year to reach successful completion and Directions have been closely monitoring his progress.
“I got lots of help from the lecturers too”.
Lucky is considering his career options at the moment which include the possibility of going into business with his brother and working ‘up north’. Whichever direction he takes in his career, we wish him every success.