Certificate III in Carpentry
Proving it is never too late to follow your dreams is finalist Jamie Stewart. In his late 20s, Jamie decided to embark on a new career and applied for a mature age apprenticeship in carpentry. A former restaurant owner, Jamie is passionate about his trade and now owns his own construction company, which is 100% indigenous owned and operated. With a burning desire to effect positive change, Jamie strives to be a role model for his young son, as well as the wider community. A natural leader, Jamie is passionate about well-rounded education and hopes to share his experiences and knowledge with others. Jamie believes training has the power to give individuals direction, discipline, practical skills and passion while opening up a world of opportunity. He says the challenge is to be true to yourself, recognise what inspires you and to have the courage to chase your dreams.
Jamie was recognised for his outstanding contribution to vocational education and training at the 2017 Australian Training Awards where he was a finalist for the Australian Apprentice of the Year Award after being named winner of this category in his home state of Western Australia.