As General Manager Matthew Tenkate has said, Major Training wouldn’t be where it is today without its past and present staff and trainers.

To celebrate 20 years as an RTO, Major Training is putting the spotlight on the ‘Major Heroes’ who have contributed to the business’s success.

Jim is one of the many members of the Major Training team.

He’s a carpentry and concreting trainer who has been with the company for two years.

We had a chat to Jim to learn a little more about what it’s like working for Major Training, what brought him to be with the business, and how the business is changing for the better.


How long have you worked with Major Training?

“2 years.”

What is your current position with Major Training?

“Carpentry and concreting trainer.”

Has this always been your position here?

“Yes – as well as Cert III in Civil Construction.”

What made you want to work with Major Training?

“Change of careers.”

What’s your favourite thing about working with Major Training?

“Teaching young apprentices about carpentry and concreting techniques that they otherwise would never have learned & seeing them grow into their chosen career.”

How has the business changed since you started working here?

“It has grown into other trade areas, developed better resources, and the accountability has improved immensely.”

What are some of the key achievements/proud moments you’ve had working with Major Training?

“Teaching unemployed and young people new skills and showing them the benefits of working in the construction industry.”

How will you be celebrating your 2-year anniversary with Major Training?

“A coffee and a pat on the back.”

Is there anything else you’d like to say about working with Major Training?

“It’s great to see positive changes taking place.”

Learn more about the past, present, and future of Major Training in our timeline infographic ‘From Humble Beginnings: Major Training Over The Past 20 Years.’