From chasing a career to following a passion.

Richard Wilkinson: Foreman at Top Deck Building

Certificate III in Carpentry, Certificate IV in Building and Construction

Richard has found has place back in Tasmania, following his passion to become a builder. His learning journey took him to Uni to study Architecture before swapping careers in his 30s and moving back to Tassie to pursue his passion in carpentry and building as a mature age apprentice.


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